Today, I’m teaming up with Davidson’s Safest Choice Eggs to share my tips for holiday prep, as well as our Christmas party menu.
Our fourth annual Ugly Sweater Christmas party is this coming weekend! I am beyond excited to throw our first official party in the new home. As stoked as I am, I was also a tad stressed thinking of all the things I had to have done. Our house is nowhere near 100% ready for entertaining, but it’s in a good place [and besides, everyone tells me that apparently, once you buy a home, you’ll never be done], and I’m happy with the decor.
My next ‘task’ on the party-prep list was of course the menu. It would be silly, and way too time consuming to plan a full dinner, but I wanted to create a menu that is fun, flavorful, and that everyone will remember. I also want to offer a mix of indulgent, holiday bites, as well as a few lighter, cleaned-up menu items for good balance. I’m prepping as much as I can prior to this weekend, so I’m not stuck in the kitchen all day, because I want to actually enjoy my own shindig, right?!
What I like most about cooking with Davidson’s Safest Choice is that their eggs are pasteurized, so they taste great and are safe for all our favorite egg dishes. The Safest Choice all-natural, gentle water bath pasteurization process eliminates the risk of Salmonella in eggs without changing the nutrition or flavor. So even with the indulgent plates I’m making for our par-tay, I know I am serving our guests safe eats, as well.
Make sure to visit Davidson’s Dozen Days of Nog Facebook event, live December 13 – December 24, as your central hub to grab planning tips, snag recipes, and get advice for any holiday prep you may have from other foodies (like me! I’m there all week offering up any advice I have). You can also post your recipe directly on the #SafeNog page any time and one participant’s recipe could be added to the SafeEggs.com Recipe Center! [Read more…]