Start every day with something delicious.
Bring excitement back to your lunchbox.
Delicious dinners don’t have to be complicated.
Kick off your next party with crowd-pleasing, smile-inspiring appetizers.
End every meal on a high note with Hatfield.
Crafting the perfect holiday menu isn’t just about standout dishes – it’s about finding the perfect balance between proteins and veggies, sweets and savories, well-loved classics and unexpected surprises. So don’t just pick your favorite dishes, build a menu everyone will love.
START OFF ON THE RIGHT…FOOD
The best holiday spreads begin well before your guests take their seats – it starts with the wonderful, anticipation-filled mingle-time before the big meal officially begins. So even if you’re over-the-moon excited about your mains and sides, don’t forget to give the appetizers and drink selections some thought.
To make your holiday prep easy, go with one surprising standout starter – like our Bacon and Cheese Dip – then complement it with easy-to-prep, easy-to-snack-on options like fresh veggies, nuts, and dried fruits.
LESS IS MORE, SO MAKE MORE OF LESS
The biggest holiday mistake to avoid is trying to do too much. Instead of aiming for eight different dishes, keep it to a more manageable number. Then, just double a recipe here and there, because making twice as much Bacon and Brussels Sprout Saladis much easier than pulling off two different recipes.
UPDATE THE OLD FAVORITES
Yes, everyone loves mashed potatoes and gravy. And that’s all…well…gravy. But don’t be afraid to change up your slate of sides from year to year, just to keep things interesting.
Instead of the same old stuffing, try Stuffing Muffins. Swap your Great Aunt Elizabeth’s classic creamed spinach recipe for a refreshing Sausage and Spinach Casserole instead. Or go bold and retire those classic mashed potatoes – because if you sub in our Bacon Potatoes Au Gratin, we promise you won’t hear any complaints.
Bonus tip: Don’t get too wild all at once. Don’t aim for making six new dishes all for one meal. Make sure your menu has a few of your trusted favorites—dishes you know you can pull off without a hitch. Then add a dash of excitement with one or two unexpected recipes.