Stock Your Pantry for the Holidays

by Patak Online

The holiday season is a magical time of year filled with festive decorations, joyful gatherings, AND delicious foods. Whether you prefer salty or sweet, breaded or sauced, spiced or savory, you can expect to enjoy many fabulous meals and desserts in December. 

With the season's rush, we recommend planning ahead for major events and keeping a full pantry for quick meals. It’s a welcome relief to know you can whip something up without ordering take-out or making last-minute runs to the store. Here are some of our favorite foods to keep on hand for December. 

  1. Stock up on sausages. Sausages are always in season, especially during the cold months when you have limited cooking time. Our handmade sausages are pre-seasoned, adding bold and satisfying flavor to your favorite meals. They can be enjoyed alone, with a side dish like potatoes or roasted vegetables, or mixed with casseroles, stews or stir-fry. Sausages cook quickly and with little effort, making rich leftovers for the next day. 
  2. Deli meats are divine. We recommend keeping a variety of deli meats on hand for quick on-the-go meals. Our deli meats are perfect for sandwiches, wraps and rolls. They can also be heated or fried for a warm meal. Need to entertain a group or plan a party platter? Pair fresh deli meat with cheese, pickles, bread and crackers for a delicious snack. 
  3. Make it smoked. Smoked meats are a quick and delicious meal for the holidays. Our smoked meats deliver rich flavor and can be enjoyed cold or heated for an aromatic dinner. We smoke our meats in a specialized Travaglini Italian drying room on-site using no fillers, enhancers or byproducts. The process enhances the flavor and texture of the meat while extending its shelf life.  
  4. Start fresh. Don’t forget to stock fresh meats for your favorite recipes. Our ground chuck and pork are perfect for preparing family favorites such as meatloaf, stuffed cabbage, chilis, casseroles and shepherd’s pies. Everyone appreciates steak night, and chicken cuts are delicious, baked or fried. 

We hope your kitchen and home are filled with love and laughter this holiday season. Try not to rush or worry too much; receive each day as a gift. The holidays are meant to be savored. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Cheers to a Blessed New Year!