Okay, so I’m wondering how many of you love the holiday season as much as I do? The holidays is a time for special gatherings between family and friends. It’s a time for reflection and thought. But the best part is that it’s a time to make, prepare and share your favourite foods and holiday classics and let’s be honest, we all know how I feel about food.
Now I’m sure that I’m not the only person who has run into this dilemma year-after-year: you’ve been invited to a holiday party, don’t know what to bring and panic ensues. Or better yet, you have invited your entire family over and have never cooked for that many people. Okay, don’t panic just yet. I want you to take a deep breath because there is hope!
PC Insiders Collection recently launched their holiday collection featuring nearly 200 products spread across four eating occasions for easier discovery, including dessert, dine, mingle and gift. For folks like you and me, the PC Insiders Collection offers a variety of products that might make preparing easier. For example, rather than offering a plain old charcuterie board, have you ever thought of offering a ‘seacuterie’ board using PC Gigantico Black Tiger Shrimp With Mild Cocktail Sauce, PC Tuna Tataki Sustainably Sourced Seared Wild Albacore Tuna, PC Sustainably Sourced Smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon and PC Maple & Rye Smoked Atlantic Salmon with a variety of different crackers and cheeses? It’s a small twist on a traditional holiday dish, but one that is quick and easy to prepare.
But if seafood doesn’t speak to you like it does to me, the best part about the PC Insiders Collection is that there is something for everyone and, using their interactive website, you can find tons of different recipes showcasing the best ways to utilize the new PC Insiders Collection products. You see, cooking for family and friends during the holidays doesn’t have to be stressful or expensive – consider this website one of those life hacks, if you will! My personal suggestion for a quick and easy (and sure to be new holiday dinner classic) is the Pork Roast with Apricot Chutney. This dish takes just over 60 minutes, including prep time and will yield lots of leftovers for the family, which you could use for brunch if you were feeling adventurous. I recently saw on a Bobby Flay cooking show where he made empanadas with leftover ham and pork. Jussayin’.
Perhaps you need a bit more hands-on help in the kitchen? Well, then the PC Holiday Insiders Cooking Class is the place to be. This hands-on class using all the PC Insiders Collection products will have you feeling pumped and ready to take on the holiday entertaining crowds in no time. The best advice I can give to all you chefs preparing for the holidays is this: prepare something you know will taste good using products you know will help you achieve your ultimate goals. Don’t try to overachieve and remember – have fun out there cooking!
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