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Here in Cleveland; SNOW and HOLIDAYS go hand in hand! Getting your house prepped for the holidays and keeping your house stocked during the cold weather is something that all “Clevelanders” talk about on a daily basis once November hits. One of the things I love is living so close to a Giant Eagle because it has all my needs for the Holidays and staying stocked up on food necessities.
During the holidays my family loves to getting together with each other. It could be a random day or night we are all piled up at my parents house and having fun together. I love having fun recipes or crafts for my daughter and niece to help me with, and usually that turns into us all have fun together. Usually our days or nights together end in a Movie Day/Night…
A few weeks ago my family got together for a movie night and I surprised them with a Holiday Bark!
When I thought about surprising my family, I immediately thought to go purchase everything at Giant Eagle! I love our neighborhood store, the cashiers are friendly and we pretty much bonded and formed a relationship with each other (we are even Facebook friends)…doesn’t everyone make friends with the cashiers at the grocery store?!?!
I created the Holiday Bark from the candy and snacks for movie night! My husband requested Oreo’s, my daughter wanted pretzels, my son loves whatever my daughter loves and my niece voted for chocolate covered candies…and it was a MAJOR hit! Very Sweet, but the family loved it…and it goes perfectly with popcorn!!
14 Christmas Themed Oreos
1 1/2 cups pretzels sticks
1 cup Christmas Themed M&M’s
1 lb Baking Chocolate (I used white chocolate, however, any kind of chocolate will work)
Christmas colored sprinkles
Line baking sheet with waxed paper
Break Oreos into halves or fourths
Mix Oreos, M&M’s and Pretzels on baking sheet
Melt chocolate until melted and smooth, drizzle over candy mixture and top with candy and sprinkles. Allow chocolate to harden at room temperature or in refrigerator
Break into chunks. Enjoy!
Our movie nights usually result in making a few other items because everyone isn’t a sweet snacker! I also keep cheese and crackers on hand for everyone because sometimes you need a “savory” snack to accompany your sweet tooth!
I usually purchase a variety of crackers; Ritz, Triscuits and Wheat Thins and created a quick cheese tray for everyone to snack on.
As I stated earlier, is the place to go for all of my holiday and entertaining needs! I love the fact that I can take a walk through the aisles and find quick ideas entertaining at any point during the holiday season! Giant Eagle features own brand products and vendor products that make it the best destination for a one-stop trip for holiday parties, meals, and baking needs.
I purchased Market District Frozen Appetizers that are always a HIT in my family!
I found the Market District Frozen Appetizers in the “Snacks” area of the Freezer Section.
Also while prepping for the holidays I cant pass the chance to pick up some of my children’s favorites that we keep stocked at all times. You never know when a snow storm may hit during the holiday season and I like to be fully prepared! I usually keep their Tropicana Watermelon Juice, Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables and Dannon Oikos Yogurt (Single Serve) on hand…