I've done this for Christmas dinner a few times now. It works out pretty well because it's so easy and delicious.
Individual Beef Wellingtons with mashed parsnips and pears, and some wonderful Brussels sprouts a la Amanda.
The parsnips and pears were a request, or I might have done mashed potatoes. Lordy I loves mashed taters.
The Brussels sprout recipe was a last minutes
Couldn't really ask for a nicer day!