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The holidays are upon us and that means we are busy busy! That party you planned on having is looming overhead and you wonder how you are going to get it all done on time! Well with the help of your freezer and refrigerator section at your local store you can whip up some amazing party snacks in no time. These are also great to have on hand for when unexpected guests pop in over the holidays. You won’t have to worry because as long as you keep a few things in your fridge you will be good to go!
There are a few staples you can keep right in your fridge or freezer to make party planning or having guests over a snap. Of course cheese is a given, everyone loves it and all you have to do is slice it up and place it on a pretty tray with some crackers, apples and grapes, you could even throw in some pepperoni to bump it up some. Sour cream is also handy to have in the refrigerator as you can easily throw in some frozen thawed spinach and a packet of spinach dip seasoning and voila you have a great dip ready in minutes!
The freezer section is a treasure trove of easy appetizers that take minutes to put together and can be purchased in advance and at the ready for those hungry guests. You can get everything in the freezer section nowadays, frozen buffalo wings, an array of premade appetizers and desserts. I especially love these little mozzarella bites and cream puffs, they are very popular at any party I have and they please adults and children alike. Marina and ranch make the perfect sauce for the mozzarella bites and a dusting of powdered sugar and a ramekin of warm chocolate sauce put a homemade touch on the cream puffs.
I have a fabulous recipe for Cheesy Corn Dip that only requires 4 ingredients! All from the refrigerator and freezer section at my store, so I can always have them on hand to whip up a spicy, cheesy warm dip that disappears in minutes. You can even make this earlier in the day and pop it in the oven right before your guests arrive.
To make your holiday planning even easier here are 2 more of my favorite recipes you can whip up with ingredients right out of your refrigerator or freezer.
Refrigerated crescent roll dough, turkey lunch meat and shredded pepperj ack make these Spicy Turkey Cheese Pinwheels an outstanding appetizer sure to brighten your holiday table.
Cheesy Swiss and Bacon Dip is everyone’f favorite and comes together in no time!
So this holiday season let the Freezer and Refrigerator section help! The freezer section has a great variety with real ingredients, fresh flavors, chef-inspired recipes, healthy produce, perfectly-portioned meals, a variety of ethnic cuisines and dishes that can meet any dietary needs. And did you know the freezer aisle comprises 3,700+ different, delicious foods ranging from nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables to decadent ice creams
Don’t forget to head to your refrigerated section because refrigerated foods are made from real, simple, fresh, farm-grown ingredients. Not only are these wholesome ingredients nutritious, they are delicious.
With a variety of foods and beverages, the refrigerated dairy aisle is home to endless mealtime possibilities. From using yogurt for a yummy healthy dip or creating decadent desserts with coffee creamer, the refrigerated dairy aisle is a destination for culinary inspiration.
Check it out and get a little help this holiday season!
You can get more recipes and learn all about the National Frozen & Refrigeration Food Association here