The holidays are about three things: spending time with loved ones, giving and receiving, and of course, stuffing yourself to the brim with delicious food! It might seem like a long way out, but 20 days is the perfect amount of time to start planning for the big day. From decorating your home to shopping for gifts, we’ve found prioritizing your to-do list can make everything manageable and enjoyable. In true foodie fashion, the one thing we get most excited about planning is the menu! If there’s one thing you MUST remember this holiday season, it’s that no holiday is truly complete without eggs!
Why Choose Eggs During the Holidays?
Eggs have long been considered a holiday staple, the list of uses for nutrient-rich eggs is endless! One large egg not only contains 6 grams of protein and 13 important nutrients like vitamins A, D, E, folate, iron and zinc, but they are also one of the few foods considered to be a complete protein because they contain all 9 essential amino acids. No matter how you serve them this holiday season, eggs make a delicious and nutritious addition to your menu!
Holiday Egg Recipes
Eggs are one of nature’s most truly versatile ingredients, meaning they can be used in pretty much any holiday recipe – from drinks and appetizers to entrées and desserts! When considering recipes for the holiday season, select ones that are easy to prepare, have “wow” factor, and are above all, TASTY! Or if you’re feeling extra rushed swipe our egg-cellent holiday menu below!
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5 Entertaining Tips & Tricks
To help you plan and host the perfect holiday gathering, we’ve put together five our best holiday entertaining tips and tricks! We know you’ll find them useful when staying organized and having fun this holiday season!
Serve Local Food & Beverage // There are so many options when it comes to what food & beverage to serve at your holiday gathering, but the best thing you can do for the environment, your local community and your pocketbook is to source local! Visit your local brewery and grab some growlers of beer. Shop the “VQA Ontario” section of your LCBO. Pop in to your local butcher or cheese shop and pick up treats for your charcuterie platter. Serving local is easier than you think!
Make-Your-Own Bars Are All The Rage // Whether it’s a make your own hot chocolate bar, Caesar bar, or mimosa bar, guests LOVE a beautiful “make-your-own” style bar. Pull together jars, dishes, bowls, and carafes with all the fixings needed for your drink of choice and allow guests to serve themselves; this frees you up from being a mixologist and allows your guests to customize their beverage based on their liking – it’s a win-win!
Design a Tablescape // We all love sitting down to enjoy a holiday meal at a beautifully decorated table! From the centerpiece and table linen to cutlery and place holders, these little details can easily impress your guests. If you’re looking for big impact on a budget, flowers are an excellent option. Stick with the classics like amaryllis and poinsettias. By coordinating unique elements together, you’ll be able to create a memorable experience for your holiday guests.
Be Prepared // Hosting any type of holiday event, big or small, requires planning! It’s not realistic for you to expect to pull together everything the day of, so plan ahead and be prepared. Make a list of tasks you can tackle a week before, the day before, and the day-of. The last thing you want to feel is overwhelmed.
Curate A Playlist // What’s a holiday party without music? A perfectly curated playlist can set the festive tone and help your guests relax. If you’re not feeling overly creative, select a few existing playlists from a streaming service like Spotify.
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