Elevate your Holiday Hosting with Rastelli’s

Elevate your Holiday Hosting with Rastelli’s

The holiday season is a time of gathering, laughter, and of course, indulging in delicious meals. As you prepare to host your loved ones, we’ve compiled a guide of essential tips to ensure your holiday festivities are a resounding success. Plus, we’re sharing some cherished family recipes that are sure to delight.

Plan Ahead for a Seamless Celebration

One of the secrets to hosting a memorable holiday gathering is meticulous planning. Start by creating a detailed timeline that covers everything from menu selection to setting the table. Don’t forget to account for any special dietary needs your guests may have. A well-thought-out plan will allow you to enjoy the celebration alongside your guests. 

Keep the Menu Diverse and Delicious

While holiday classics are a must, consider incorporating a mix of traditional and contemporary dishes to tickle everyone’s taste buds. From succulent oven-ready roasts to creamed spinach and mac and cheese, Rastelli’s offers a range of premium ingredients that are sure to elevate your holiday spread. 

Create a Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere

Transform your home into a cozy haven by adding festive touches like twinkling lights, fragrant evergreen wreaths, and seasonal centerpieces. Sot background music and a crackling fire can add an extra layer of comfort. Encourage guests to relax with a warm cup of spiced cider or a signature holiday cocktail.

Savor the Moments with Loved Ones

Amidst the hustle and bustle, it’s easy to get caught up in the details. However, remember that the heart of any holiday gathering lies in the connections forged and memories created. Take the time to share stories, exchange laughs, and revel in the joy of being together like creating holiday traditions.  Among these cherished traditions is the time-honored stuffing recipe that has been passed down generation through generation, as an integral part of the Rastelli family Thanksgiving spread. This beloved recipe, infused with the warmth of family heritage, adds an extra layer of nostalgia and flavor to your holiday feast.

Gran Annabelle's Sausage Stuffing

Gran Annabelle’s Sausage Stuffing

- 4 Mild Italian Links (removed from casing)
- 2 stalks celery (diced)
- 1 small onion (diced)
- 1 stick salted butter
- 4 cups turkey stock
- 1 tsp poultry seasoning
- 1 tsp fresh sage (chopped)
- 1 bag bread cubes

1) Place sauté pan over medium heat, remove sausage from casing & brown sausage in pan.
2) Add butter and melt, add diced celery and onions, cook til translucent. Add poultry seasoning and fresh sage.
3) Add stock to pan and pour over bread cubes.
4) Bake at 375* for 30-45 minutes or stuff in turkey and cook until internal temperature reaches 165* degrees.


 Hosting for the holidays is an opportunity to spready joy, create cherished memories, and, of course, indulge in incredible food. By following these hosting tips and incorporating beloved family recipes, you’ll be well on your way to a celebration that will be talked about for years to come. From our family to yours, we wish you a season filled with love, laughter, and delectable delights.

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