Friday, November 16, 2012

Let Bob Evans help you spice up your holiday meals!

Christmas and Thanksgiving are just around the corner.  If you don't have your menu's finalized, I'm sure you will soon enough.  I love to cook and am always in the kitchen making something delicious. Cooking everything from scratch for holiday meals is not always possible for all, and of course it's very time consuming. Bob Evans is there to save you time in the kitchen, but still keep your guests satisfied with a delicious meal!

I was recently allowed to submit questions to Chef David Eisel, who is the brains behind Bob Evans food.  You know, the delicious mashed potatoes, sausage and macaroni and cheese? You can thank him for those! The purpose of the interview was to have him answer my questions about how to make holiday meals more exciting and unique. 

I asked him the following questions:

What are some delicious crowd-pleasing appetizers to make for a Thanksgiving or Christmas party? 
How can you make mashed potatoes lower in calories and fat but still keep that delicious taste? 
Everyone loves desserts, but I get tired of serving the same old pumpkin pie or sweet potato pie.  Do you have any exciting and different twists on how to spice up these

If I want to try a new side dish for the holidays, what are some of your recommendations? 

What is one dish that you can't complete the holidays without making?   

Please watch the video here. I cannot directly upload for some reason.

I really enjoyed what he had to say.  First of all, it's very cool to have an interview personalized to me. I loved his idea of serving mashed potatoes in a martini glass.  It makes for a fun side dish and is more elegant than just having them on the side of your plate.  

Chef Eisel is very thorough and explains his ideas well so you can easily follow them.  If you're looking for mashed potatoes that don't pack as high of a calorie and fat content, why not use a layer of real mashed and sweet potatoes? You'll still get that creamy, mashed potato goodness, but it'll be lower in calories.

A great holiday appetizer that he suggests is serving Bob Evans sausage and cheese on toast points.  Everyone always loves those and I can guarantee your tray will be cleared in no time.

I will certainly be taking some of Chef Eisel's recommendations into account this Thanksgiving! 

Bob Evans is there to help you this holiday season with fabulous recipes and comforting food to make your holiday one you won't soon forget.  For more recipes and ideas check out

What are you making for Thanksgiving? Let me know in the comments below!

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