Stress Free Entertaining On The Fly!

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Frozen Foods for Entertaining

I’d been planning this party for weeks, and excited was and understatement. I couldn’t wait to have all of our friends and family together in one place, and I wanted everything to go off with out a hitch. I carefully planned my menu to include options that every one will lack and that meet any dietary restrictions. This party was bound to be perfect.

And it was.

The only problem… I wasn’t included. In fact, I hardly got to spend any time at all with my guest. I spend a majority of my time monitoring the food in the kitchen and trying to make sure everything turned out perfectly. After dinner, I had TONS of cleanup to handle, due to all the pots and pans used during the cooking process. Needless to say, I learned a very important lesson during that party.

Mozzarella Sticks
Flash forward to today:

Had that been the same party today, I would have spent the night enjoying my family and friends. And I wouldn’t have had to sacrifice the great food either! That’s because I’ve learned how to lock in the nutrients and great taste of food by freezing it!  Simple and easy, without losing the taste! Plus, there’s a frozen option for almost every occasion which means stress free entertaining for me! The benefits of frozen foods are numerous.

Appetizers for Entertaining

Totinos pizza rolls are great for appetizers, or a main dish. Heinz bagel bites as well. I try to keep these on hand, with football season right around the corner. Finger foods are a must! Heinz tater tots are another finger food favorite at our parties, in addition to Mozzarella sticks (T.G.I Fridays makes a great frozen mozzarella stick for enjoying at home).

Key Lime Pie

Don’t forget the dessert! Forget about spending tons of time mixing ingredients, and heating up the oven to whip one up from scratch. Edwards Key Lime Pie is the perfect dessert option, and is always a hit when we entertain. After taking these photos I stuck the remainder of the pie in the fridge (minus the single slice which I ate) and my husband came home and asked what I had baked that day. He began eating it and said it was amazing. Then I told him it was out of the freezer and I didn’t make it homemade. He was astounded. It’s amazing key lime pie. The best part is that you can buy a whole pie and just cut out a few pieces at a time (or one at a time) and put the rest of the pie back in the freezer. Just use a hot, wet butter knife to cut your slices out and then let them thaw in the fridge. I can have yummy pie whenever I feel for it now!

Next time you entertain; don’t get stressed out with a huge to-do in order to feed your guests. Pack in one of these tasty frozen items to your menu and your guest will be coming back for more!

 

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Learn more about Frozen. How Fresh Stays Fresh and the benefits of fresh vs frozen foods! I’m a big fan of freezer meals and making my life with four kids easier while not sacrificing good taste.

 

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Comments

  1. vickie couturier says:

    awesome tips for a party,no one wants to stay in the kitchen the entire time

  2. My husband would go to any party if that is the food served!

  3. I’m a sucker for a few bagel bites. I love getting frozen veggies when fresh isn’t available. it’s like the next best thing

  4. Oh I have been there… So I’ve learned to be a little smarter about it but I still love cooking a big meal with all the trimmings. I think it’s the French in me 😉 freezer meals are a great option and fruits and veggies that are frozen at picking time are sometimes more nutritious than foods you buy fresh. They are picked at their prime and those nutrients are instantly preserved…

  5. That is our Christmas day menu right there. We go easy and do finger foods like this. It is a great way to get some good eats without me spending all day in the kitchen.

  6. I love frozen bagels. They always seem fresher!

  7. Totinos were my jam in college. I love chicken nuggets, man. Especially with ranch 🙂

  8. That looks like the makings of a fantastic party and easy to boot!

  9. Mmm, these look tasty! I’ll keep them in mind for my next shindig.

  10. I really like Bagel Bites! And crispy green beans!

  11. I love all these snacks!

  12. I love to cook, but you’re right in saying the food prep can keep you out of the mix. I like to mix frozen or pre made items with a few signature dishes that I’ve prepared.

  13. So glad you pointed out both types of parties because I have thrown both. I think it is so much easier to enjoy fresh tasting items when you can keep them on hand in the freezer.

  14. Ore Ida fries and TGI Friday’s snacks are always in our freezer. Yummy snacks and for entertaining!

  15. We love Ian’s fish sticks. They’re allergy-free and so yummy and quick to make. It’s one of the few processed foods I don’t feel bad about buying! 🙂

  16. I’m all for easy, quick foods that get me out of the kitchen. I have no problem using freezer foods for just that.

  17. All of these frozen foods are my go-to when I need something quick and tasty.

  18. We love Waffles but I also love to have frozen items on hand for that impromptu party. Makes it so much easier to be ready for a quick get together.

  19. My frozen food item is practically anything by Amy’s! I love their frozen pizzas.

  20. I love Bagel Bites, and always have. They are just so tasty to me. I also LOVE that key lime pie!

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