12/10/12



Holiday food, what joy it is to sit around the table with family and friends enjoying good company and good eats! Have picky eaters coming to your table? We all want everyone to enjoy their meal at our house when they are invited for the holidays and it can be tricky to please everyone with a menu that is both enjoyable for all and also affordable for your wallet!

Metro's Irresistibles offers an array of easy holiday meal planning solutions to fit everyones enjoyment and your budget.



Irresistibles appetizers we recommend: Vegetable Spring Rolls, Chicken/Pork Satay, and Fresh Smoked Atlantic Salmon paired with Sun dried tomato mini crisps crackers. All simple to prepare and enjoyable for everyone.

Irresistibles desserts we recommend: European Biscuits (assortment of 10 types of delectable cookies in a festive tin, chocolate lovers will definitely enjoy!), Dark fruitcake, Dark chocolate covered caramels with sea salt.

From traditional to more exotic foods, there are so many choices you can find what you're looking for at your local Metro grocery store!

Along with a great menu selection, Metro has 10 great tips to make your dinner entertaining less stressful and more enjoyable!

1) Creative serving - Instead of regular nut bowls, try a more eye catching and hygienic presentation by serving snacks like nuts and dried fruit in clear-glass, narrow necked decanters! Guests can pour their desired amount themselves plus it looks great, too!

2) Stagger Serving times - Too much at once can be overwhelming leading to quickly full bellies and early nights. That doesn't leave too much time to actually visit and socialize. Keep the food coming with tasty hors d'oeuvres all night long.

3) Impress with a signature cocktail or mocktail - Channel your inner mixologist and offer up a unique cocktail or mocktail for guests! Make sure to also have other beverages like sparkling water, coffee and tea available too!

4) Prep in advance - Avoid last minute run around and prepare things like fruit, cheese, cheese and crackers and meatballs etc can be put together a day or two in advance. This always helps ease the stress that comes with the holiday season.

5) Presentation is everything - When preparing hors d'oeuvres platters and food trays have a little fun with it by using winter as your inspiration. Place pine cones and frosted pine needles around your tray display.

6) Fast and fancy - Strapped for time? Use frozen foods to help you out like Metro's private label line Irresistibles that offers up delicious appetizers perfect for holiday parties. Selection and creativity, covered.

7) Tidy as you go - Nobody likes being stuck cleaning until the wee hours after a get together or worse waking up to a mess. Tidy bit by bit throughout the party, you'll thank yourself the next day!

8) Set the ambiance - As we mentioned previously, candle displays are a must at gatherings. They set a relaxing and welcoming mood for everyone especially scented ones fit for the season.

9) Provide plenty of options - Be sure to have an assortment of appetizer options available to guests to keep everyone full and happy!

10) Enjoy yourself - above all, enjoy your get together - that's what the holiday season is all about!

Happy hosting!

Disclosure: Posted by AME on behalf of Metro. We received complimentary product for feature purposes. All opinions on this blog are those of the author.


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