Holiday Recipes from Your Favorite Flake Ice Experts!

With chestnuts roasting on an open fire and Jack Frost nipping at your nose, it’s time to start prepping recipes for those large family meals, catering, buffets, and more this holiday season. Whether for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or any of the other holidays that are celebrated this time of year, the Howe Corp. flake ice experts are bringing you some of our favorite recipes for each course of the grand meals—always keeping in mind that flake ice will keep your large quantities of meats, seafood, and dairy fresh before meal prep.

Bananas for Bacon Appetizers!

Deviled Eggs with Bacon

This delicious classic including hard boiled eggs, mayonnaise, relish, crumbled bacon, and

Paprika is the perfect kick-off to awaken your senses. The zippy ground spice, made from red-air dried fruits like the bell or sweet pepper, will get your taste buds and nose prepped for what’s to come!

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Your need for Howe Flake Ice: Appetizers should be made earliest for when guests/customers arrive. Contents like hard boiled eggs and mayonnaise can’t be left out. The round surface of Howe Flake Ice will guarantee a fresh delivery for your first part of the meal, ensuring everyone stays excited about the rest of the banquet!

Go Green! Salad & Veggie Selections

Bean Casserole

One of the best ways to relish greens is in a warmly baked casserole. Preheat your oven to

350°F and follow this recipe containing Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Soup from the Food Network. The soup makes a delectable gravy spread, and those crispy French onions make the top of this course a crust of satisfaction! Sprinkle with salt, spice, and anything nice, and you’ve got a dish that’s good to go! (Small pieces of pancetta make for a nice addition as well!)

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Your need for Howe Flake Ice: Just like we target the meat and fish industries, poultry is another huge industry at the top of our list! Curious about how our flake ice beats the competition in the poultry industry? We’ve got the answer right here!

Savory Sides Selections

Southern Cornbread Stuffing

Who knows how to make Southern Cornbread Stuffing better than Paula Deen?! It would

be a hard comparable to find. Here are the appetizing contents of, possibly, our favorite side this holiday season! Ingredients include: crumbled cornbread, dried white bread, saltine crackers, butter, celery, onion, salt and pepper seasonings, eggs, gravy (from the giblet gravy) and any necessary pre-packaged seasoning. Mix as directed and serve with a side of turkey! Or ham. We might not be able to wait until the holidays!

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Your need for Howe Flake Ice: Our round, smooth flake ice is perfect for keeping smaller spoils fresh too! Use for dairy products like butter, large quantities of vegetables like carrots and celery, and the holiday bird, i.e.) poultry!

The Main Course Masterpiece  

The Feast of Seven Fishes

Celebrate the Feast of Seven Fishes with recipes from Cooking with Nonna (the Italian word for grandmother)! This traditional gathering of recipes comes from grandmothers and friends alike who know how to prepare a delicious home cooked meal, making your serving all the more special! As they say, “home is where the heart is.” While we don’t have time for all options of the Seven Fishes today, we’re selecting our favorite recipe that makes the meal feel like home.

Seven Fishes Seafood Salad 

This recipe is broken down into five categories you’ll need to attend to: broth, mussels, salad, vegetables, and dressing. Get your order ready because you’ll need the following: garlic, lemon, white wine, one pound of tenderized octopus, shrimp, calamari, scungilli, scallops, baccala, three pounds of muscles, celery, parsley, carrots, olives, extra virgin olive oil, and a pinch of those fine spices like oregano, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, bay leaves and fennel seeds. WOW! That’s a meal if we’ve ever seen one! The intertwining of the various seafood, white wine, oil and seasonings creates one beautiful masterpiece that you’ll never forget! In our opinion, succulent seafood is the way to go this holiday season.

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Your need for Howe Flake Ice: If you follow our Twitter page, you know that one of the biggest industries we serve is the seafood industry.  Just take a look at how mesmerized we were by the Feast of Seven Fishes! The seafood industry is one of the most important industries to utilize flake ice in an effort to plan how to keep your seafood/fish fresh. As an industry member, it is vital to note how to keep fish fresh from harvest to plate. In addition to keeping fish safe and cool, flake ice helps all types of seafood retain optimal levels of color, moisture, and general presentation qualities—essential for both wholesale and retail applications. You want the most exquisite presentation for your table this time of year!

Don’t Forget Dessert!

Pecan Pie

Our favorite dessert associated with the holidays has got to be pie! Whether you prefer 

apple, blueberry, rhubarb, or chocolate, we know it’s on your baking list! This “Easy Pecan Pie” recipe is simple to follow and will put a smile on everyone’s face. Gather together the following ingredients: packed brown sugar, butter, light corn syrup, salt, eggs, pecan halves or whole pieces, and deep dish pie crust (pre-made). Bake on a preheated cookie sheet for 15-45 minutes until the center is complete. And voila! Add a scoop of your favorite strawberry or vanilla ice cream and a dollop of whipped cream for that special touch.

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Your need for Howe Flake Ice: Items like cream and butter spoil easily. If you are buying your pre-made crust ahead of time, and in large quantities, refrigeration is also the best preservation method. For more information on how our flake ice stacks up against the rest take a look at the depiction below.

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From the team here at Howe Corp. we wish you all a very happy holiday season! Enjoy your cooking and most of all eating!