Christmas is just a couple weeks away, which means my to-do list is jam-packed. Wrap presents, do some baking, attend seasonal activities and gatherings … that’s just a few, not mentioning the ‘usual’ suspects on my to-do list.
One thing I’m looking forward to getting done, is to shop for our annual appetizer night which happens on Christmas Eve. It’s become a tradition for us to host a casual and relaxing evening with appetizers and drinks. It’s fairly low-key, which is exactly what I need the night before Christmas, like a wind-down after the rush and some peace before the big morning with the kids.
While I make a few dips and appetizers myself, I do rely heavily on pre-made appetizers for our function. You know where I’m going with this, right? M&M Meat Shops! The store has become my go-to for Christmas Eve appetizer night since we started the tradition. The selection, quality, price – it just can’t be beat.
So this year, my to-do list contains a to-buy shopping list for Christmas Eve. Not wanting to wait until last minute and add even more stress to myself, I plan on going to M&M Meat Shops tomorrow to stock up. Great timing too – they are having a 3 Day Sale!
My top picks for appetizers to serve during the holidays:
Bacon Wrapped Scallops – My Fave!
Keep these on hand to serve and surprise guests. Plump and juicy Canadian sea scallops wrapped in pre-cooked smoked bacon. They just melt in your mouth. 20-24 pieces.
Impress your guests with four delicate puff pastries – Roasted Red Pepper with Asiago Cheese Puffs, Mushroom and Leek Triangles, Caramelized Onion and Three Cheese Crescents, and Spinach with Feta Cheese Puffs. 10 of each. 40 pieces
One of our most popular specialties! This enticing array of appetizers is ideal for party platters and Asian-inspired meals. 12 mini Potstickers, 12 mini Vegetable Spring Rolls, 15-16 bite-sized pieces of Breaded Chicken Breast, and 15-16 bite-sized pieces of Breaded, Boneless Pork Loin. Approx. 60 pieces.
These fully cooked wings are covered in a sticky sweet honey garlic sauce. They’re great for parties or snacks. Tips removed. 22 to 28 pieces.
Our sumptuous Shrimp Party Pak is an extravaganza of shrimp! We’ve used authentic Thai recipes to create this irresistible collection of Sweet & Spicy Shrimp Purses, Curry Shrimp Samosas, Savoury Ginger Shrimp Twists and Sweet & Sour Wonton. 40 pieces
What are your favourite appetizers at M&M Meat Shops?
Disclosure: I was provided with a GC to facilitate this post, opinions are my own.