It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That is, unless you’re the one hosting the giant family dinner this year.
We get it: it’s amazing to see your loved ones during the holiday season. Nothing makes us happier than spending time with our family over food. After all, it’s why we do what we do.
But it’s also stressful, and that’s putting it lightly. Preparing a full meal is tough, and trying to do it while also soaking up all the family time you can isn’t fun.
The String Bean is here to make your holiday meal a little easier every year, though. We first do this by offering you the best meats and seafood in our fresh market available to you every single day. For the String Bean Market, we work with local farms and fisheries to bring you the very best proteins. From there, you can make a delicious meal with ease.
Because all of the meat and seafood is fresh and dependent on what the individuals we work with can provide our selection can vary day-to-day. However, we always offer meats like tenderloin, filets, NY strips or ribeyes for you.
We also always take special orders for any types of food you might be craving.
Here are 5 other ways to make creating your holiday dinner easy:
1. Prep whatever food you can early
This may seem obvious, but most people procrastinate, so it’s worth mentioning. If you can, prep as much food as possible in the morning on Christmas Eve. This will give you Christmas Eve and most of Christmas Day to relax, play games, build a snowman, spend time with family or whatever else you want to do. You can finish pretty much all of the cold sides ahead of time, and then prep what needs to be cooked so it’s easy to throw in the oven.
This not only saves you time, but gives you some room to notice any ingredients or materials you might be missing so you can get them before stores close. Trust us, it’s almost guaranteed you’ll forget something.
2. Buy high quality proteins and contact us for special orders
It’s no secret that the better the meat, the easier it is to work with. Buying good meat or fish means having to do less with it to getting it tasting delicious, and you usually support local farmers and fisheries while you’re at it.
The String Bean has a market where you can purchase local fish, beef and poultry to make delicious dinners with. We also have spice rubs that make it even easier to season your meat or fish perfectly for the most scrumptious holiday dinner you’ve ever had. You can head here to learn more or order online or call us to discuss your specific needs.
3. Buy paper plates
We might get some push back for this, but it will save you so much time if you don’t have to wash all the dishes. And trust us, there will still be plenty of serving dishes and pans to clean if you’re cooking a full meal yourself. No one wants to wash dishes instead of spend time with family, which is why we suggest this.
Not to mention that they have really cute holiday designs out there now for paper plates, plastic cutlery and napkins. Your guests will hardly know the difference.
4. Don’t forget the alcohol (or kombucha if you don’t drink!)
The String Bean offers an incredible selection of wines and craft beers to make your holiday meals complete. Let us help with you what could be the perfect selection for your family and guests.
5. Plus, you can pick up Have people bring things themselves
Don’t be a martyr – ask other people to bring things! You can make it full-on potluck style or just have a few people bring a few things. It can help everyone feel a little involved, they can each make their own favorite dish for the meal and it will keep you sane.
all three while you’re The String Bean to pick up your protein for the holiday dinner as well.
Interested in seeing what the String Bean Market has to offer for this holiday season?