5 Great Holiday Meals this Winter

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The collective gathering of family and friends during the holidays is generally centered on one common focal point – the extravagant special meals that bring everyone together for love and cheer. Prepping for the big get together takes patience, accurate planning and the perfect ingredients for meal to remember. Here are five great holiday meals to wow your taste buds!

HoneyBaked Ham Jambalaya

Pack your bags everyone; we’re headed to the Bayou! HoneyBaked Ham Jambalaya is a dish from the far south that’s fit for any table. Seasoned with a little Cajun flare and sautéed with Creole spirit, jambalaya is a simple dish that packs a serious punch. Impress your guests with a mouth-watering blend of rice, veggies, and ham to spice up your holiday!

Frutti di Mare

Cooking at home for friends and family doesn’t always have to be the proper or preferred strategy for a holiday meal. A great dish for the holidays is Frutti di Mare from Gregorio’s Trattoria. This dish hits all the basics and is served with shrimp, calamari, clams and mussels over linguine pasta in a light marinara sauce. Seafood doesn’t just have to be a delicious summer meal, and it tastes even better when you don’t have to prepare it either! Choosing to go out to eat eliminates the stress of cooking for your guests. This great alternative allows you to enjoy the holidays in a whole new way; just make sure you make your reservations!

Butternut Squash Soup

What’s winter without soup? Butternut Squash Soup is a must have for the holidays. This delicious low-calorie dish will warm your whole body on those cold days and is filled with rich flavor. Butternut squash soup is a relatively versatile dish that can accommodate many creative changes to the recipe. This wintertime classic is a guaranteed family favorite but you’ll just have to find the ingredients that work best for your taste buds. Here’s a helpful tip: don’t forget to serve the soup with bread so you don’t miss one single drop in your bowl! Giant Foods has fresh vegetables all year round, making it perfect for comforting those taste buds.

Flat Iron Steak

Hosting for the holidays can be difficult, especially when your friends and family are big eaters. You want your meals to be appetizing, filling and plentiful enough to go around. To solve all three at once, try out the Flat Iron Steak at Glory Days Grill! Going out to eat during the holidays takes a lot of stress off of your shoulders and this USDA Choice chargrilled masterpiece is fit for the king, and queen-like, eaters in your family! The dish also comes paired with your choice of salad or soup.

Tiny Bites & Specialty Foods

When you’re hosting a party you need a lot more than drinks to satisfy your guests. Don’t forget that a great holiday meal always begins with appetizers and one-bite snacks. Stop in to The Wine Cabinet in Reston, VA to pick up gourmet cheeses, meats and other specialty foods to prepare for your get together! Treat those guests with a gourmet palate to something they won’t forget!

One Stop Location for All Your Food Needs

The North Point Village Center is the premier location for all of your food needs in Reston. Prep for your holiday party and purchase top quality ingredients from HoneyBaked Ham or our Giant Food market. If cooking isn’t in your holiday plans, make a reservation at Gregorio’s Trattoria or Glory Days Grill for an unforgettable meal and visit our online directory to learn about your North Point shopping experience.

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