Plan Ahead for a Low Stress Holiday Season
The calendar has just turned from October to November, which means that the holiday season has begun. It’s a time of year that is filled with gatherings of friends and family over delicious food and drink. Here at Oliver’s Market, we believe that every dinner party or celebration should go as smoothly as possible. With so many options available, the best way to do that is with a little bit of advanced planning. From our Holiday Entertaining Prep-list, to the option of preordering your Oliver’s Complete Heat & Serve Thanksgiving Dinner or a turkey or specialty meat from our Meat Department, we’re confident that we’ve got you covered this holiday season.
Holiday Entertaining Prep-list
A Gift for Anyone on Your List
Our Gift and Housewares Departments have a wide variety of useful items that make a great gift. Unique kitchen gadgets, glassware, canning jars and candles are just a few of the treasures waiting to be discovered.
If a host/hostess gift is what you’re after, look no further than our Floral and Wine Departments. Nothing expresses your gratitude more than a beautiful bouquet or potted flower from the Floral Department, or a nice bottle of local wine or craft spirit from the Wine Department.
Having trouble deciding what to get? An Oliver’s gift card solves that problem. By giving an Oliver’s gift card, the recipient can decide on exactly what he or she wants.
Get Your Entertaining Staples
No holiday occasion would be complete without an adult beverage or two. Our Wine Department is stocked full of wine, beer, spirits and mixers that are perfect for any occasion. A nice Cabernet Sauvignon to have with your Prime Rib Roast? Check. A bottle of bubbly to toast the evening? Check. Dry Vermouth to make the perfect martini? Check. Our Wine Department staff is here and eager to make recommendations to make the selection process even faster.
A Cheese or Deli platter is an excellent way to start any occasion. If you’re pressed for time and can’t make your own, let us make one for you. Pre-order one from our Deli or Cheese Department and make prepping for your dinner party or celebration even easier.
To make your shopping trip quicker and more convenient, pre-order your turkey or specialty roast from our Meat Department. This way, all you have to do is come in and do your other shopping, drop by the Meat Department and pick up your order and be on your way. Easy and convenient!
Stock Up on Pantry Essentials
It’s always a good idea to make sure that your pantry is fully stocked as we head into high gear for holiday entertaining. Broth, stock, spices, flour and sugar are items that are all vital components to any meal. Don’t get caught off-guard and have to make a last minute substitution, a little pre-planning and you’re all but guaranteed a successful outcome.
Don’t Forget Houseguests
While the evening meal might be the star of the show, it’s important not to forget other instances where houseguests staying for more than just dinner will need a little something to eat. Be sure to have some eggs, bacon, sausage and bread for toast so you can whip up a quick breakfast. Chips, dips and crackers are good to have on hand for a light mid-day snack.
Oliver’s Complete Heat & Serve Thanksgiving Dinner
If time is of the essence, and you can’t spend all day in the kitchen preparing a turkey and all the trimmings, we’re here to help. Oliver’s Complete Heat & Serve Thanksgiving Dinner is available to order online here. For $129.99 you will get a complete Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings. The meal includes:
* 1 medium Diestel Turkey (10-12 lbs)
* 3 lbs Oliver’s Traditional Stuffing
* 3 lbs Mashed Potatoes with Chives
* 2 lbs Fresh Vegetable Medley
* 16 oz Cranberry Sauce
* 1 quart Oliver’s Turkey Gravy
* 1 dozen pull-a-part rolls
With everything you need for Thanksgiving dinner already prepared and ready to go, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the day with friends and family.
Our Meat Department is loaded with only the best beef, pork, poultry, lamb and seafood available. In addition to all of those excellent choices, we have a wide variety of items available by special order. Want to roast a pheasant or goose? Perhaps try a Turducken? Stop by the Meat Department to inquire about all of the specialty items that are available. Once you’ve made your decision, place your order and then pick it up when it’s ready. Pre-ordering your meats is just one more way to reduce your holiday stress level.
We here at Oliver’s Market wish you a stress free season full of comfort, joy, and delicious food, of course!