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Holiday Helpers

Creative cost-efficient suggestions to prepare an elegant holiday dinner:

  • Ivy holders. Wrap ivy around napkins as napkin holders
  • Seasonal centerpiece. Fill a beautiful bowl or vase with pinecones, evergreens or ornaments for a colorful holiday centerpiece
  • Candles and berries. Place different heights of pillar candles on a large platter. Spill cranberries on platter around candles to create a festive holiday decoration

Time-saving tips for typical holiday tasks:

  • Pre-made starters. Hormel® Party Trays make a quick and easy appetizer
  • Get help with sides. Purchase side dishes from your deli and breads and pastries from the bakery
  • Save cook time. Use fully cooked Hormel® Cure 81® Oven Ready™ spiral ham and Jennie-O Turkey Store® Oven Ready™ turkey and spend the extra time with family and friends

Tips to add zest and originality to traditional holiday menus:

  • Sprig of spice. Add a sprig of fresh rosemary or large cinnamon stick to hot apple cider for an extra kick
  • Cocktail Ruebens. Top rye cocktail bread with Thousand Island dressing, Swiss cheese, and Hormel® Mary Kitchen® hash for a tasty treat
  • Casserole crumble. Sprinkle Hormel® Real Bacon Bits over green bean casserole as a savory and authentic topping