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Spring Entertaining with Value in Mind

By Value Guru, March 30, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Value Guru
Spring is a time to celebrate! But no need to break the bank while entertaining friends and family for Easter, Passover or other spring festivities. The March/April issue of The Whole Deal value guide is overflowing with spring savings and fresh recipes that are festive as well as friendly on the pocketbook. Try these seasonal favorites! Start the party with Lemon Tarragon Smoked Salmon Spread, a simple recipe that can be made up to two days ahead and is sure to impress your guests. The recipe serves 8 for $1.29 per serving* and uses our “Responsibly Farmed” salmon, which is raised to meet our strict standards for protecting the environment and is grown without antibiotics, added hormones or land-animal by products in their feed. Serve with 365 Everyday Value® Organic Water Crackers, priced under $3 as one of the Sure Deals for spring. As an appetizer or occasion-worthy side dish, Irish Cheddar Potato Bites will have your guests and family coming back for more. If you’re serving a spiral-sliced ham as the main course, remove a little bit from it ahead of time for this recipe or feel free to use beef brisket or broccoli in place of the ham. Enjoy this recipe with an Irish flair by using two Sure Deal ingredients, Kerrygold Kilaree Cheddar and Kerrygold Unsalted Pure Irish Butter. Serves 8 at $1.40 per serving.* Another versatile dish that can be served as an appetizer or a favorite side dish is Cabbage and Leek Griddle Cakes. Akin to latkes, these griddle cakes are a perfect addition to your Easter or Passover table and they pair perfectly with ham, corned beef, brisket or lamb. Alternately, if you have leftovers from any of those, you can finely chop and use them in this recipe. Feel free to make one big cake or, for an appetizer, try goat cheese-topped mini versions. Don’t miss the Sure Deal for 365 Everyday Value® Organic 100% Whole Wheat Pastry Flour. The recipe serves 8 at 51¢ per serving.* A bit of grated beet adds a unique and colorful touch to Apple Beet Charoset, a classic Passover condiment. This fruit and nut chutney can be served with roasted meats or vegetables and is so delicious, it deserves a spot at any table, any time. Leftovers can be used on a toasted sandwich for added zing. Serves 8 for only 82¢ per serving.* As a perfect sweet ending to any spring feast, try Raspberry Mousse, a simple yet elegant dessert that you can make up to a day in advance for special occasions. This recipe is dairy free and gluten free — delicious for everyone and perfect for those on special diets. Serves 8 for $1.29 per serving.*
*We do our best to estimate the cost of ingredients used in each recipe but slight market variations are entirely possible.
Enjoy these spring recipes and learn more budget-friendly tips that will keep a spring in your step and money in your pocket with the March/April issue of The Whole Deal! What are your favorite springtime value-focused entertaining recipes? Happy Spring!




Ella says ...
My favorite springtime value-focused entertaining recipe is a refreshing coleslaw salad. In the oven you lightly toast the noodles from the oriental roman noodle package mixed with 4 tablespoons of almonds and 3 tablespoons of sesame seeds. The dressing is 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar, 3 tablespoons of sugar, and the oriental seasoning packet from the roman noodles. To serve, cut up a half of a head of cabbage and mix it with the crunchy noodle/almond mixture and the dressing. It's delicious! :-)
03/30/2011 10:11:40 AM CDT
Jennifer Healthy Life Deals says ...
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03/31/2011 7:31:34 PM CDT
joel says ...
hi!what if i make the flavor,,a hot chocolate strawberry mausse?Other ingredients comes from my country
04/02/2011 10:41:57 PM CDT
Mike Warren says ...
Hot chocolate strawberry mousse! yummy!! but raspberry mousse will do for me :).
04/23/2012 2:53:42 AM CDT