Did someone say dinner party? Hosting events is always a great reason to spend time with loved ones, try out new DIY decorating tips, enjoying great wine and changing up your meals by trying new recipe ideas.
The one thing you want to steer clear of when you’re coming up with all these fun ways to entertain your guests is exhausting yourself in the process.
While this Easter long weekend may feel a bit different from the previous years, enjoying good company, great food and taking in some relaxation can all still remain on the menu!
When preparing for your Easter dinner, the first thing on your list of to-dos is to cut down your to-dos! Step one-plan ahead. Creating your vision course by course and translating that into your event grocery list makes it super easy to ensure that you have everything you need as you work your way through each recipe with as little work as possible.
One of the most important parts of your amazing meal is your list of starters. To help you serve up delicious yet quick Easter appetizers this year, ACE® Bakery has put together 5 of our favourite recipes that are sure to have your guests hunting for more!
Using the ACE® Rosemary Pull Apart gives you the freedom to shop in advance and pull this out of the freezer when you’re ready to bake. This hearty appetizer is ready to go in just over 30 minutes and uses five simple ingredients! While this is one of the longer recipes of the five we’ve selected it is a great option if you’re serving dinner much after the party has started.
Prep Time: 20 minutes, plus infusion time
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Find instructions and other delicious inspiration here.
A fan favourite when it comes to a dinner party is classic charcuterie boards. But, let’s face it, by now you’ve likely seen your fair share, so not take it up a notch and change your spread into something a bit more unique?! Check out this quick and simple Charcuterie Kabob recipe featuring ACE® Sourdough Baguette. While they are definitely a great appetizer, they can also be enjoyed as a quick Easter weekend lunch or brunch item in about 10 minutes! If you’re going to be sharing this Easter with friends and family online, share the idea in advance and have others create their take on this recipe and share your apps when you jump on the call.
When it comes to warm appetizer ideas that don’t require hours in the kitchen, this easy to assemble dip is the perfect pairing to your favourite ACE® bread from our classic White Baguette to our new Sourdough Baguette or pull the ACE® Warm at Home White Baguette from your freezer and enjoy the fresh artisan bread experience by simply warming in your oven.
Once your dip is prepared you can set it aside and wait until you’re ready to serve. Let the oven do the work for you while you enjoy time with your guests.
If you’re worried about not finishing your baguette during meal time no worries! Check out these 6 Ways to Get More Out of Your ACE® Bakery Baguette!
Add a little fun to your long weekend meal with this easy-to-make Hawaiian Monkey Bread recipe. Remember, you’re trying to create noteworthy delights for your guests to enjoy but not at the expense of being stuck baking or cooking all day! With this 10 minute recipe, there’s no need to search out a fresh bread recipe of your own. Instead, put the ACE® Double Cheese Oval on your shopping list as you prepare your meal ideas for the week and in 20 minutes you’re ready to serve up this warm ooey-gooey loaf that’s sure to get your guests smiling ear to ear.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
This is one of our favourite recipes when it comes to easy meal ideas for dinner parties! Not only can this recipe be modified to the number of people you’re expecting (it may end up being a smaller number of people than anticipated compared to other years!) but you can make them the night before and bake them off when you’re ready to serve! No mess on the day you’re preparing your mains plus the additional time back to spend relaxing with company while your appetizer bakes away in the kitchen! Oh, and there’s a third win to this recipe-did we mention it’s a great way to use a day-old baguette that you can plan to enjoy the night before! Told you it was one of our favs!
Check out the full recipe here.
Yes, you read that right! This delicious twist on a conventional savoury appetizer is the perfect spring-inspired starter for your Easter dinner. With limited cooking time and just a few key ingredients, this is bound to become a go-to for your upcoming events. TIP- save this recipe for your summer soirees as they make a great take along for your upcoming barbeques!
While the recipe calls for an artisan French white baguette, you could shake things up even more and substitute it for the ACE® Harvest Multigrain Baguette or even our Sesame Baguette. If you don’t want to make tons, put one of our demi-baguettes on the shopping list instead!
Check out the full recipe here.