"This year, we're doing a teeny tiny [meal]," Rach says. Here's what she'll be cooking for herself and John:
1. MAIN DISHES: HAM + LAMB
"I have a petite ham in the freezer I'm going to defrost," Rach says. "I also have a small smoked leg of lamb. I'm going to just warm those up in the oven at 325°, with a little bit of liquid in the bottom of the pan."
"For fresh lamb, I make a mint sauce that's my mom's recipe," Rach explains.
GET THE RECIPE: Mom's Mint Sauce
MAPLE BOURBON (OR BRANDY) SAUCE FOR HAM: "Whether you're making a ham steak or a giant ham for a bunch of people, melt together maple syrup and an equal amount of grainy mustard," Rach says. "When it all thickens up a bit, take it off the heat and add a shot of bourbon or brandy. Let that cook off and pour over sliced ham."
2. SIDES: SMASHED POTATOES + SAUTÉED VEGGIES
Rach is planning on making Chef Jacques Pépin's delicious smashed potatoes.
As for veggies, she suggested cutting any vegetables you like into one like shape and size. Put them into a pan and sauté in butter or olive oil. Add a little bit of chicken stock, vegetable stock or water. Cover the pan and let them finish cooking through, about four to five minutes. Finish off with herbs, such as tarragon, dill, chive, parsley or mint.