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December 15th

Holiday Upgrades

December 15th

Holiday Upgrades

Become More Season Savvy

Spare yourself some time (and mess) with these clever tips. Get social and share your unique creations on Facebook and Instagram using #comfortandjoy2022.


Upgrade #1

Festive Ice Cubes


  • Ice cube tray
  • Cranberries
  • Blackberries
  • Pomegranite
  • Rosemary
  • Water
  1. Fill ice cube tray with water
  2. Place fresh fruit/garnish in the water
  3. Put ice cube tray in the freezer and enjoy in about 3-4 hours!

Upgrade #2

Holiday Potpourri


  • Apple juice (optional)
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Oranges
  • Cranberries
  • Rosemary
  1. The recipe includes amounts for one package. If you want to make a large quantity, just adjust the amount by using the little slider when you click on the Servings in the recipe card below.
  2. Add 2 to 4 cups of water or apple juice to a saucepan or slow cooker, depending on the size you’re using.
  3. Add the spices, cinnamon sticks, orange slices, cranberries and rosemary sprigs to the water.
  4. Gently heat the mixture on the stovetop or in a slow cooker. Keep it on low heat or a simmer setting and check frequently, adding more water as needed.
  5. It won’t be long until you’ll have filled your home with the scents of the season!

Upgrade #3

Merry Munchies: Pet-Safe Leftovers


  • Plain turkey
  • Squash
  • Pumpkin
  • Broccoli
  • Salmon
  • Beef
  • Cranberry sauce

Not Safe

  • Meat bones
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Shallots
  • Leaks
  • Nuts
  • Alcohol
  • Chocolate

Upgrade #4

How Much Food to Serve for Guests

Serving Charts

Guests Appetizer Servings
5 30 servings
10 60 servings
20 120 servings
50 240 servings
Entree/Side Amount Per Serving
Poultry 6 oz.
Grains 1.5 oz.
Potatoes 5 oz.
Vegetables 4 oz.
Beans 2 oz.
Pasta 2 oz.
Bread 1-2 pieces