We're not trying to scare you, but Christmas is next Friday.That means it's basically crunch time now for getting your gifts and your holiday plans squared away. If you still need help planning the perfect holiday party or festive dinner, we have you covered. Elegant and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, gourmet entrees, or sweets for Santa, we have three brands worth of holiday goodies to get the job done. Visit www.mackenzieltd.com.
From Mackenzie Limited- Hors d'oeuvres and Desserts
We believe that the meal should be delicious from beginning to end. Therefore we offer a variety of tasty holiday starters and desserts to ensure that your entire holiday meal will leave everyone at the table happy and satisfied.
It's the sweet and salty gift that keeps on giving. The dates come stuffed with moderately spicy chorizo wrapped in bacon, which creates an appetizer so sophisticated, but yet so simple. The taste of them will also leave a symphony of flavors in your mouth, as the saltiness and wood smoke flavor of the bacon melds with the natural sweetness of the dates. It's a classic hors d'oeuvre fit for any holiday party.
For those guests feeling a little crabby, butter them up. Our scrumptious crab wellingtons will do just the trick. Chunks of sweet blue crab and spring asparagus are covered in a buttery citrus sauce and enrobed in a flaky puff pastry, making a starter that will lighten up the mood and heighten up the happiness.
Not going to a holiday party this year? We'll bring the party to you. Our brie en croute is soft and ripened with fresh French brie to make an exquisite exotic starter that you can share with all of your guests. You can choose between mushroom garlic or apple pecan, but either way you'll have a delicate puff pastry that's filled with great flavor and happiness for every hungry stomach.
If you want to make it a little more traditional, try our fruit cake. Ripe cherries, fresh succulent pineapple, plump raisins, crunchy almonds, pecans, and English walnuts make up a cake that's been blended with the perfect amount of Bourbon, rum, and brandy to create a food lover's masterpiece. We've tried a lot of fruit cakes over the years, so trust us on this one. It's love at first bite for anyone.
From Impromptu Gourmet: Sides
Although you wouldn't think so, side dishes are extremely important. Perfect sides make the perfect meals. As chefs like to say, they round out the plate. So instead of throwing something together at the last minute, choose from one of our savory side dishes that will complete your holiday feast.
So when in doubt, deck out the Mac & Cheese. There's arguably nothing Mac & Cheese doesn't go with, especially ours. Loaded with a cheese sauce made from Gouda, Mozzarella, Parmesan, and Cheddar cheese, our Mac & Cheese packs some seriously rich and delicious flavor. And to make it better, we topped it off with smoky farmhouse bacon and a nice crunchy breadcrumb topping. It's one Mac & Cheese that has no equal.
Or if you want to add a little festive spin to your side dish, try the sautéed spinach with pine nuts. Chopped spinach is laced with toasted pine nuts, garlic, and a zesty cream sauce making a delicious side dish with all the fresh flavors of winter and pine trees. A luscious dish that's rich and satisfying.
From Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes & More: Entrees
But of course, a meal wouldn't be a meal without the main dish. However, we've always been advocates for unique dinners. So why not add a little pizzazz to this year's main events?
Yes, we are aware that Lasagna is the ultimate comfort food. But special occasions call for special exceptions. Our seafood lasagna steps the game up a notch. Piled high with imported Italian cheese, fresh pasta, baby shrimp, buttery scallops, and lump crab meat, this lasagna will have you hooked after one bite (no pun intended).
But as the saying goes, we've saved the best for last. Like the popular song, we seriously have a thing for wanting crabs during Christmas. However, we're sure that we're not the only ones. So for all the devout seafood lovers out there, we have exactly what you're looking for this holiday. Our crab cakes start with fresh hand-picked jumbo lump crab meat and are finished with just the right amount of our signature seasonings and spices, using a recipe that has been perfected over many years. According to Oprah, “These are probably the most spectacularly crab-filed crab cakes I’ve ever tasted” (The O List February 2007).