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If there is one thing I have learned the hard way in my 35 years on this Earth, it is that you can never have too much food in the house during the holiday season. Not only are there holiday parties, Christmas day celebrations, and New Year’s Eve festivities, there is also an abundance of random entertaining going on. We’ve all been there. Out of nowhere, the doorbell rings and it’s a kindly neighbor coming over with a gift basket. Or your cousin from Wisconsin calls to say they’ve decided to fly in for the week and they are going to crash on your couch. No matter the circumstance, you’re going to need a good amount of food on hand to feed these cheery guests. Luckily, I have an entertaining hack that will keep you prepared throughout the season: the NEW Hillshire® Social Snacking Platters!
The brand new NEW Hillshire Snacking Social Platters are an absolute (and quite delicious) entertaining lifesaver easily found at the local HEB. The platters are a chef curated snack spread made with a lovely combination of unique flavors and premium, quality ingredients. And the Hillshire Snacking Social Platters are an all-in-one offering with 5 ingredients included and come in two scrumptious options. The first is the Genoa Salame & Prosciutto platter, which in addition to the delectable meat also includes white cheddar cheese, garlic & herb toasted rounds, and dark chocolate.
The second option is the Calabrese Salame & Genoa Salame Platter with sea salt toasted rounds, white cheddar cheese, and dried cranberries & cherries.
So here’s what you’re going to always need on hand to perfect this entertaining hack: two to four Hillshire Snacking Social Platters in the refrigerator at all times, a large jar of hot cocoa mix, mini marshmallows, and a few festive candies to top off the effect. As long as you always have these items on hand throughout the season, you will be fully prepared to welcome in random holiday guests like a pro.
Best of all, the Hillshire Snacking Social Platters are fuss-free. While your guests are still taking off scarves and coats, you can get the milk on the stove for the hot cocoa and literally just flip-and-serve the platter tray for quick and easy presentation. Within five minutes flat, you and your guests will be sitting down over a lovely snacking spread and sipping on delicious cups of wintery goodness.
No joke, literally hours after I finished this photo shoot, a friend randomly knocked on our door. He was stopping by to drop off a holiday gift for our toddler before he left the state to visit his own family. Without hesitation, I invited him in for a heartwarming cup of cocoa and some snacks. I immediately whipped out the Hillshire Snacking Social Platters and the whole family sat by the fire and enjoyed great conversation and yuletide cheer. Oh and my daughter couldn’t get enough of the dark chocolate bits that were so readily available on the platter. It was a great moment made even lovelier by the ease at which it all came together.
Make sure to get your entertaining hack tools in order. Look for the Hillshire Snacking Social Platters in the refrigerated/deli section near the party platters at your local HEB. So tell me, do you have any entertaining hacks up your sleeves? Shout them out in the comment section below!