How to be a Good Host with Simply Potatoes

With multiple meals to plan and guests coming in from out of town, the holidays can become hectic for most hosts. But thankfully, there are products out there that offer stress-free meal preparation – like Simply Potatoes.

With Simply Potatoes, you can avoid the hassle of peeling, slicing, dicing, boiling or mashing potatoes so you’ll have more time to focus on entertaining your guests.

Simply Potatoes comes ready-to-use and is available in a number of varieties – allowing you to make anything from potato pancakes and cheesy potato casserole to a Shepherd’s Pie that uses leftover turkey from Thanksgiving.

And because Simply Potatoes is made with real ingredients, it tastes like you made it from scratch.

Professional chef and author of Kristy Bernardo agrees that Simply Potatoes helps speed up the process of preparing meals for her family – and guests – during the holidays.

“What I love about Simply Potatoes is I can easily add it to any of my holiday recipes that call for potatoes,” said Bernardo. “With Simply Potatoes, I am able to cut my cooking and preparation time in half, getting my meals to the table faster and with much less effort. It’s homemade taste without all the fuss.”

For hosts looking for advice on how to simplify other food preparations, and to avoid surprises later on, Bernardo offers these useful tips:

Prepare ahead of time. Cutting, dicing and chopping are the most time-consuming steps of meal preparation. Getting this done the day before will give you maximum family time!

Don’t make every dish a showstopper. Choose one or two and keep the rest simple but delicious. Focusing your energies on the appetizer and dessert course, for example, will result in a fantastic start and end to the holiday meal.

Plan out what serving dishes you’ll use, or set your table the night before. That way, you won’t be searching your cupboards for a dish before realizing it’s already in use, in the dishwasher or still packed away from the last holiday get-together.

Make a list! A list keeps everything streamlined, and you need a back-up plan when the unexpected occurs – e.g. missing an ingredient, non-functioning food processor, the mixing bowl topples over, etc.

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Photo courtesy: Simply Potatoes

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