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Holiday menu prepared 100% ahead of time!

Josée di stasio
Josée di Stasio has designed a holiday menu for you that’s a simple, economical crowd pleaser, and 100% prepared ahead of time.
Every week you’ll find a new recipe in the flyer that you can freeze.  On the big day, just thaw, assemble, and serve. You’ll see how easy entertaining a crowd can be when you’ve prepared ahead of time!
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Tips for the Glazed raspberry terrine

Prepare a remarkably simple dessert that looks absolutely charming! Josée's glazed raspberry terrine only calls for a few ingredients and very little preparation. It's the perfect dessert! 

Serving tip 
Place your serving dish in the middle of the table. When serving, have your guests top their piece with raspberry coulis and some slivered almonds. 

Freezing tip
Since this dish is eaten frozen, there's no need to thaw it. Instead consider putting a serving dish that's a bit bigger than the terrine mould in the freezer. Then use it to serve the dessert and preserve its frozen texture. 

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Tips for the leek, mushroom, and turkey pie

This year, Josée di Stasio suggests a new twist on Christmas turkey. Her leek,mushroom, and turkey pie is the ideal yet simple dish for entertaining. Served alongside a beet salad, this festive dish will be a holiday hit. 

Serving tip 
To serve, place the pie in the centre of the table and offer each guest any size slice they desire. And serve the beet salad in large salad bowls. 

Freezing tip
To freeze the pie, fill freezer bags with the turkey mixture. Thaw the mixture in the fridge for 24 hours before the big dinner, transfer it to a baking dish, and top it with pastry crust. Bake the pie in the oven and serve. 

Presentation tip 
How about lovely single-serving pies? All you need is little casseroles or individual-size pie pans. Cut the pastry dough in circles or squares about 1 cm (1/2 in.) bigger than the diameter of the containers. Bake in the oven and serve.

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Tips for the turkey pie side dish

Tip:
  • To cook beets, preheat oven to 190°C (375°F). 
  • Place the beets on sheets of aluminum foil and drizzle with oil before closing into packets.Cook packets on a baking sheet for 45 to 60 minutes, depending on size. Pierce with a fork to see if beets are done. They should be tender. Let cool and then peel.
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Tips for the chocolate sausages

The holiday season is about generosity and friendship. So prepare homemade hostess gifts that will cause a stir at your next dinner with friends. Chocolate sausages are the perfect treat to offer your host.  

Storing tip 
When wrapped in parchment paper, the sausages will keep in the fridge for several weeks.
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Tips for the feta and spinach cocktail cakes

An simple, fresh recipe, Josée di Stasio's green pea and ginger cream soup can be prepared ahead of time and frozen. Just the thing so you can enjoy visiting with your guests! 

Presentation tip 
For a cocktail party, serve the soup in small verrines or tea cups, and add a small dollop of whipped cream on top. What an original, elegant presentation! 

Freezing tip 
Green pea and ginger cream soup will freeze well in an airtight container. Count on 12 to 24 hours thawing time in the fridge. 

No waste
Refrigerate the unused green part of the leek and add it to your next broth. It will add lots of flavour to your dishes.

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Tips for the green pea and ginger cream soup

An simple, fresh recipe, Josée di Stasio's green pea and ginger cream soup can be prepared ahead of time and frozen. Just the thing so you can enjoy visiting with your guests!

Presentation tip
For a cocktail party, serve the soup in small verrines or tea cups, and add a small dollop of whipped cream on top. What an original, elegant presentation!

Freezing tip
Green pea and ginger cream soup will freeze well in an airtight container. Count on 12 to 24 hours thawing time in the fridge.

No waste
Refrigerate the unused green part of the leek and add it to your next broth. It will add lots of flavour to your dishes.
See recipe