Each year it seems like the Holidays come quicker than the last. Just as soon as we’re finishing up the last of our Thanksgiving leftovers, Jingle Bells has begun streaming at the local convenience store. Downtown is sprinkled with lights and you can’t go a day without gift advertisements on the radio or TV. While it is the most wonderful time of the year, it can sometimes be overwhelming. Between Holiday parties and gift shopping, there seems to always be something going on.
Since The Meat House opened 10 years ago, we’ve strived to provide our customers with the high quality products and knowledge to make gourmet meals at home. Whether it’s a cooking guide, oven ready meals or prepared sides, we want to make your Holiday just a little bit easier. With Hanukkah celebrations winding down and Christmas parades and parties beginning, we’ve put together The Butcher’s Guide to the Holidays, designed to help you navigate through this busy time of year.
To start, we’ve put together a complete Holiday timeline, starting with Dec 1st and running through the end of the month. Covering everything from food reservations (order roasts early!) to the final preparations, we’ve got all of the tips and tricks to make your gathering as minimally stressful as possible. One of our top tips: pick up non-perishable items a few weeks before your celebration. If you’re unsure of serving sizes, reference our “How to Feed” a crowd section:
Then there’s our favorite part – the food! This year’s Butcher’s Guide is filled with Holiday recipes from our stores across the country. From Classic Brisket perfected by our team in Portsmouth, NH to the delectable (soon to be traditional) Black Eyed Pea and Ham Fritters from our chefs in Winter Park, FL, we’ve got a variety of dishes from nostalgic to new age that will fit your family get together.
However, if you don’t feel like cooking this Holiday season or simply have a favorite dish your family has to have, leave the heavy lifting to us. From roasts to dessert, we’ve got homemade options made in house daily. The best part? Less time in the kitchen means more time with your friends and family.
No matter what route you take, remember that the Holidays are all about being together. Between countless hours in the car to cramped planes, we find ways to be together. From our house to yours, we hope you have a Happy Holiday and we can take just a little bit off your plate.
To get the full Butcher’s Guide to the Holiday click here.