5 Items to Keep on Hand for Entertaining

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It is prime time for gatherings, but hosting a holiday dinner doesn’t have to be an overwhelming event that needs to be planned weeks in advance. Entertaining the in-laws or preparing a special dinner to celebrate your significant other? No need to stop by a specialty store or spend a great deal of money. We’ve got five items that can be easily purchased at your neighborhood market to create a beautiful holiday dinner. Keep them handy for the holidays or bookmark this page for future dinners as this list can used all year round. Most importantly, be sure to visit us next week as we share a special step-by-step guide on how to turn this list into a holiday dinner to remember!

1. Rosemary leaves can be used in main dishes and as decoration. Use them to accent place cards or easy napkin holders. // image via Style FIles


2. Keep cured meats such as thinly sliced salami or crowd favorite Prosciutto handy for charcuterie boards and appetizers. Guests will enjoy assembling their own bites. // image via Honestly Yum


3. Glass sparkling water bottles like San Pellegrino add elegance to simple tablescapes and can double as vases for floral arrangements.   // image via Pinterest


4. Vanilla ice cream can help end just about any dinner on a high note. Serve with coffee, cookies, berries, or prepare a mini sundae bar. // The Vintage Mixer


5. Simple white flowers can easily be spruced up for the holidays by adding green herbs or pieces of garland for last-minute decor. // image via Licking the Plate


This post is sponsored by San Pellegrino. Practice the Art of Fine Food, every time you can.