Now is that amazing time of year when many families do the bulk of their overnight family visits to stay nearby for those big holiday dinners, BUT what about those pre-holiday meals? When I was a child, I remember my family hosting meals for the entire extended family on the holidays, but every other meal outside of the main event, was a complete afterthought!
I think this happens in a lot of homes across the country during the holidays. While the host often plans the majority of the holiday meals during the visit, there are many times when the pre-dinner meals are unplanned, unscheduled, or worse — overly planned.
I am the OVER planner!
Since my mother was an under-planner, I’m very guilty of over-planning elaborate meals for guests and running out of time to make them… or burning the meal because I am busy chatting. I have learned (the hard way) that a fantastic baked pasta dinner is often all you need to make guests happy. Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods offers an easy solution to those busy times, when most of your time is dedicated to prepping for the special holiday but you still need to put a nutritious and delicious meal on the table.
Hostess Tip: Never forget that your guests are there to see you, to spend time in your presence, and to enjoy your company. They are not visiting YOU to look at the walls of your kitchen while you scurry around like a field mouse…
Let Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods help you this year!
Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods is a family-owned and –operated business with a passion for quality meals. Their frozen pasta meals are easy to prepare and require no thawing prior to cooking. Simply remove from your freezer, preheat your oven, remove the box, and place on a cookie sheet. Set your timer for just under an hour (see package directions) and go back to enjoying your guests. Easy!
Just this week my family shared a Michael Angelo’s meal with grandparents, cousins, and aunts; roughly fifteen people. We tried Lasagna with Meat Sauce and Baked Ziti with Meatballs — both were delicious! The two family-sized pasta meals allowed everyone to have their fill, and provided us with leftovers for the next day.
Michael Angelo’s meals are available at grocery stores, natural food stores and warehouse club stores nationwide. To find a store near you, visit their store finder HERE.
Visit Michael Angelo’s to learn more about preparing great pre-holiday dinners!