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M&M Meat Shops | Holiday Entertaining

There are plenty of entertaining and snacking opportunities this time of year! One of those times which is most special in my family, is Christmas Eve. During this day {and evening}, we dine on appetizers and finger-type foods with family and friends. Doing this keeps it simple so that we don’t have to spend the entire day cooking and cleaning, and it also gives us room to enjoy a full turkey dinner on Christmas Day. I may have the time to prepare one or two dishes for our Christmas Eve get together, yet realistically, most of the items I serve are bought. This is exactly why my holiday shopping is done at M&M Meat Shops because when it comes to pre-made store-bought frozen food – you can’t beat M&M Meat Shops when it comes to quality, price and taste.So I guess you can say that M&M Meat Shops is welcome and present every holiday season, at our dinner table!

For the last few Christmas Eves we have served the Oriental Party Pack, from M&M Meat Shops. It has 5 different oriental-type foods in one package! As well, we also really like the Bacon-Wrapped Scallops – in one word – DELICIOUS! these always go fast in our house, so once you see the plate hit the table, we know to get in there for some before they are gone. Yet, we are a sharing and polite family – there always seems to be one or two left on the plate and the next 10 minutes is spent saying to one another, “You have it..”, “Oh no, I just had one. you have it, I insist…”. It’s quite funny, but alas it happens every single year!

My father-in-law just adores the Bite-Sized Sausage Rolls for an appetizer – so we always need a package of that as well. As a bonus, these are always a hit with the kids, but so much fresher and healthier than some other brands. The puffed pastry on these little angels are so flaky, they almost seem home-made. So, if someone asks if I made them, I could probably get away with saying, “why yes – yes I did!” {shhhh}.

The appetizers at M&M Meat Shops all taste great and are a hit with family and friends. I like that I can depend on M&M Meat Shops to bring us a delicious and affordable appetizer on our Christmas Eve, it’s really become a wonderful tradition in our home! And, I’m already testing appetizers for our annual appetizer-night too. A few night ago, the kids and myself made the Italian Style Beef Meatballs. I served them over whole-grain rice with a side of vegetables. What an easy meal, it was really good!

At M&M Meat Shops, it seems I always leave with something for free too – which is more than welcome in my frugal world. Last time I was in there, I got a free Lavalicious Chocolate Cake by using a stamp card I got the previous time I was there. As well, I also got a free Apple Blossom dessert for spending just $30,  as part of that weeks’ promotion! I have to admit, these babies are my indulgence after the kids go to bed – my reward for surviving another day with 3 kids!

As well, there is always a spectacular sale going on. I can always find some great meals to purchase from their weekly flier alone. I picked up a Supreme Homestyle Lasagna last month for $5 off, plus got a free loaf of garlic bread with it! So, when I seen it on sale last week, I got another. These are great for busy, cold days when you really crave a warm meal yet don’t have the time to prepare a lasagna from scratch.

M&M Meat Shops has locations all across Canada. As well, you can place your order online and then stop in on your way home to pick it up! I really like this feature since I’m usually in such a rush when I’m out with the kids. On the other hand, last time I was in there and trying to decide on what to buy, the M&M Meat Shops staff was spectacular! He was such a great help not only in suggesting meals to try based on what I liked but, he also helped me put together an entire meal. The M&M Meat Shops website can do this for you, as well – but there really is something to be said for superb customer service!

One Canadian reader is going to get a $100 GC to M&M Meat Shops!! {I know you’ll be thrilled, my M&M Meat Shops giveaways in the past have always caused some hungry-chaos in the blogosphere! *snicker*

Disclosure: I was provided with product to facilitate this post, opinions are my own.

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  1. Bite-Size Sausage Rolls

    Belgian Chocolate Fruit Selection (yum!)

  2. The hot dips, french onion soup and pineapple skewers and apple blossoms for dessert, YUMMY!!!

  3. Mm…all looks good. I like the looks of the Tomato and Provolone Party Spirals and the Tuxedo Truffle Cake!

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  5. I think my guests would like the extra large shrimp fan and the Apple crisp. Yumm I’m hungry now.

  6. just give me the apple crisp and the bacon wrapped scallops Yummy

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  10. For an appetizer, I would choose Mozzarella Sticks, and for dessert I would choose the Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cheesecake!

  11. My family would love the Brie Bites and Raspberry Almond Tart! They both sound delicious!

  12. Mmm! Mushroom Brie and the Too Tall Coffee Double Cream Cake. Can you tell I like my food rich? Yum!!!

  13. I would like to try the Battered Zucchini Sticks and the Caramel Apple Blossom. BTW, the Oriental Party Pak is always a hit!

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  15. The Mushroom “Soufflettes”™ as an appy and the Gourmet Pineapple Skewers for dessert

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  17. oh yippee and m&m’s giveaway soo excited , i would choose the
    Party Spirals for the appitizer and the Lemon Meringue Pie for desert
    oh my mouth is watering now lol
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  22. We LOVE the Extra Large shrimp ring with seafood sauce (my youngest can eat the whole thing herself … almost anyway) and for desert … OOoohhh cheesecake!!!!!!! YUuuummmmmyyy we LOVE M&M meat shop!!!

  23. I love breaded mushrooms, and for dessert … a Bumble Blosom please.

  24. I like thier Mozza sticks for an appetizer and their Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream bars for desert.

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  26. I would like to try the bacon wrapped scallops and the caramel apple blossom
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  27. I love their french onion soup, and for dessert,,,I know I would love the choclate truffle dream cake!! yum! karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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  29. We love the oriental party pack, and I would love to try the Chocolate Swirl Cream Cheesecake (an mybe even share with the kids!)

  30. Italian Style Beef Meatballs
    and
    Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cheesecake
    yum
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  33. I’m sure my guests would love the Rotisserie Chicken Wings for an appetizer and for dessert the TOO TALL® Oranges & Cream Cake. My families favorite is the Lasagne and Garlic bread with Tiger Brownies for Dessert.
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  38. appetizers: Oriental Party Pack

    dessert: TOO TALL® Coffee Double Cream Cake

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  40. Mini Quiche Florentine is one of my favorite appetizers.
    Strawberry Cream Cheesecake is by far, my favorite dessert.
    Oh, just in case you are in town, I will probably be serving the
    Supreme Homestyle Lasagna. That is sooooo good.

  41. I would like the Bite-Size Sausage Rolls and the Caramel Apple Blossom the most.

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  43. We’d like the Beer Battered Shrimp and Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cheesecake
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  44. Well, my favorite at M&M are the Cheese Sticks and apple & Strawberry pie. Yum!!!

  45. I’d like to try the Brie bites but I do enjoy the chicken pineapple skewers! And the chocolate caramel pecan cheesecake looks divine!

  46. I love EVERYTHING at M&M… pick two? Are you nuts? *sigh* Well, it wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without the Oriental Party Pak, which is great with plum sauce. As to dessert… the Belgian Chocolate Fruit Selection will knock the socks off you! Thanks 🙂

  47. I would serve my guests Cranberry Brie and Crème Brûlée for a holiday get together. I also like to keep some of the wings in my freezer for a treat over the holidays. They are so handy and tasty too.

  48. Appetizer: rotisserie or BBQ chicken wings (any non-spicy wings)
    Dessert: mini cream puffs…..YUM-O

  49. I would choose the Rotisserie Chicken Wings as the appetizer and the Lavalicious Chocolate Cake for dessert.

  50. appetizer Extra Large Shrimp Fan AND one dessert Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cheesecake

  51. we love the oriental party pack, we get it every year for Christmas eve and I would also like the apple blossom

  52. I recently bought some kind of shrimp platter!! We had it last Friday and it was delicious!! Highly recommend if you like shrimp!

  53. I love Shrimp — so the appetizer would be BREADED SHRIMP and the dessert would be the ULTIMATE CREAM PUFF SELECTION. Thanks for the chance to win.

  54. My favourite appetizer is the Bacon Wrapped Scallops, (we’re having some tonight) and my favourite dessert are the Mini Eclairs, (which we are also having tonight, if there’s any left.)

  55. the appetizer i would choose is the buffalo style chicken wings and the dessert i would choose is the chocolate truffle dream cake

  56. I’d like the chicken wings and the caramel apple blossoms
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  58. My mother always loved the shrimp platter as an appetizer; but I’m a sucker for anything chocolate! Mmm, bavarian chocolate 🙂

  59. I like the Tiger Brownies dessert and the Petite Baguettes appetizer

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  63. This would be great!! I would go for beer battered shrimp for appy, and Strawberry Cream Cheesecake or Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cheesecake for dessert. Mmmmmmmmmmmm…..
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  66. For an appetizer I would like to serve the torpedo shrimp with M&M cocktail
    sauce. For dessert I would serve chocolate truffle dream cake.

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    love their slow cooked roast beef. For Sunday dinner it is wonderful.

  68. We would be very pleased to serve our guests and family the extra large shrimp ring with shrimp sauce and the belgian chocolate fruit selection.

  69. I love the oriental party pack. To be honest, sometimes we eat it for dinner. I’m not big on desserts… but I guess the Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake sounds good.

  70. YUM – the Bacon Wrapped Scallops look fantastic and I bet I would enjoy the Buttertart Bars

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  72. I love the Brie bites and the TOO TALL White Chocolate Raspberry Cake!

  73. My husband would love the breaded mushrooms for an appetizer and for dessert I’d love the banana chocolate chip cake.

  74. I just love their bite sized sausage rolls. Since i don’t like chocolate i’d have to go for the Apple Crisp. I love M&M!!

  75. Mmmm…we’re gonna have Bacon Wrapped Scallops and some TOO TALL® Tuxedo Truffle Cake

  76. I would love to have their Bite-Size Sausage Rolls and Lemon Meringue pie.

  77. I’d be very happy with chicken spring rolls and TOO TALL® Tuxedo Truffle Cake.

  78. Mmm, definitely the Four Cheese Bite Size Pizzas and Chocolate Truffle Dream CakeTM. D’oh! Now I’m hungry again. 🙂

  79. the chocolate swirl cream cheesecake and the chicken phyllo collection

  80. Appetizer is the italian style meatballs and desert is the too tall cakes – all flavours are good!

    My favourtie thing to buy is the chicken breast grills.

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  81. Can I skip the appetizer and just pick two desserts?
    Bite size sausage rolls.
    TOO TALL® Coffee Double Cream Cake
    Caramel Tiramisu Cake
    Mountain Blend – Medium Roast Coffee
    Chocolate Chunk Buttercream
    Can you tell that I’m hungry?

  82. I’d try the Classic French Mini Quiche and the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough

  83. Love, LOVE M&M Meat Shops!!!! My favourite appetizer is the Cantonese Style Egg Rolls (it was tough to pick just one) and my favourite dessert is the Caramel Tiramise Cake (again, REALLY hard to pick just one). Please accept this as my mandatory entry. Thank you!

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