Ho Ho Ho- it’s the Holiday Season! We are busy elves preparing every delicious delicacy you and your family will crave this Christmas. Maybe you’re looking forward to an old fashioned holiday this year, one complete with all the traditional foods and family gathered around. Maybe you’re pulling out all the stops and hosting the big holiday party or you have invites to the best parties around this season. Whatever your Christmas story is, Sam’s has everything you need to make it your best holiday season ever.
Home for the holidays
At Sam’s, we are all about tradition and celebrating the same way we have every year. A family tradition is that we feast on Baccala salad, made in-house with my Mom’s recipe. It’s so special and delicious, surely your family will love it, too.
If you’re serving your immediate family or creating a feast for a large group, we have so many great solutions to make your meal perfect. Here are some of our favorite recommendations:
- Bone-in Rib Roast
- Thuman’s Spiral Cut Bone-In Ham
- Traditional Arancini
But, you’ll want to keep those guests out of the kitchen while you’re doing last minute preparations, so be sure to pick up some appetizers for everyone to snack on before the main event, like our Shrimply Marvelous Tray, and Cacciocavallo, the fresh, salty Provolone served with thin prosciutto and roasted peppers.
Make it special
One of the things that makes Christmas special is that it’s filled with surprises. So you’ll love surprising your family or your friends with some unique treats and delicacies.
Struffoli is a centuries old Italian specialty served only for Christmas. It’s mouthwatering fried dough dipped in honey and colorfully decorated. Pile them high and watch them fly!
If you’re a traditionalist, you’ll want to pick up some Grab and Go Cookie trays. They’re always popular and Santa needs a fresh cookie if he’s going to leave you something great on Christmas Eve, so give him something special. Don’t forget to nab some of our old fashioned Gingerbread Men, too.
The ideal gift
We all have that one person- or maybe a few people- on our list that makes finding a great gift seem impossible. We have some great ideas or the lady who has it all, the guy who claims he doesn’t want a gift, or the single person who doesn’t cook.
Start with a Sam’s gift card. Next, wrap it with a unique food gift like a fine Italian ground espresso for the coffee-lover, a gourmet item like the Evergreen Cream Di Pistachio (if you like hazelnut spread, you’ll crave this!) and or any of our imported goods, like the always popular Panettone. You’ll be giving a gift to enjoy now and later when they come and visit Sam’s to use the gift card.
And, don’t forget to stock up on hostess gifts, too. Everyone will bring wine, but when you bring one of our delicacies- mangia! You’ll be invited to every party of the year!
We Can Help!
Whatever your reason for a celebration, count on Sam’s Italian Market to help keep your family and friends jolly. Contact us today to talk about your next celebration.
Sam’s will be closed Christmas Day & New Year’s Day so we can spend the day with our loved ones.
Sam’s Italian Market & Bakery is a family-owned Philadelphia institution. Since our first store in the Olney section of Philadelphia, which opened in 1961, we have provided our local community with high-quality ingredients and prepared foods, steeped in our family’s traditions. Located at 3504 West Moreland Road in Willow Grove since 1977, we continue to provide delicious, high-quality food, including lunch, catering, prepared foods, and bakery and pastries – with unparalleled service for our customers!