The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's are a dinner-party delight. If ever there were a time to roll out the glitz and glam, this is it. And that often means a meal full of culinary bling — posh main courses comprised of rich foods that come at rich prices. With a little forethought and work, however, budget-friendly entrees using cheaper cuts of meat will satisfy a host's desire to feed a crowd something sumptuous on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or anytime during the holiday season. Just remember that presentation is everything — make it look elegant and nobody will miss the goose.
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