Christmas is almost here...less than a month away! Eeeeek! Gifts to buy, baking to start, a house to decorate, so much to do for a busy #LMDConnector! And guaranteed to fall smack dab in the middle of the holiday chaos? Unexpected guests! I can easily tidy the house and quickly clean (hidden storage and baby wipes are my go-to for quick cleanups in every room of the house!). And when it comes to deciding what to serve with beer, wine or tea, my refrigerator and pantry are always prepared!
Quick nacho dips or hummus served with tortillas are perfect for visits from friends. Visits from family usually means tea and something sweet. When I'm short on time, I do have to fight the temptation to bake something from scratch, and being prepared helps! One easy way to be prepared is by having Pillsbury products in the refrigerator. Using your creativity (or the awesome Life Made Delicious website), you can transform a simple crescent roll into a real treat for guests.
|Seriously...the cutest little kitchen helper EVER!|
A few months ago, Pillsbury released new Chocolatey Crescents and they've been a huge hit in stores since! I like to keep a box in my refrigerator for last-minute treats, especially during this time of year. I bake them as per the instructions on the box, but instead of drizzling the tops with chocolate, I like to dust the tops with icing sugar. This makes them extra special, and they look really nice when served. I also like to arrange them in a pretty dish. A little extra effort really pays off!
|Make small figure 8's with the chocolate filling.|
|Rolled up and ready for the oven.|
|Warm and fluffy, so good!|
|I always have a bag of icing sugar in my pantry! Sprinkle on baked goods using a mini sifter.|
|Chocolate Crescents dusted with icing sugar.|
|Place crescents in a pretty dish and serve tea in your best china - this will make any guest feel extra special!|
I also like to keep original Pillsbury Crescents in my refrigerator to make savoury snacks. I have made the Crescent Wrapped Brie and it is to-die-for! I love brie, especially wrapped in a flaky crust! Next on my list are Crescent Bacon-Cheese Tartlets - I think I'll serve them before dinner on Christmas Eve this year. They would also be perfect for brunch!
Make life easier on yourself by being prepared for unexpected guests during the holiday season. Keeping a few cans of Pillsbury Crescents in your refrigerator, and the Life Made Delicious website in your Internet Favourites will provide you with quick, easy, scrumptious recipes perfect for a get-together.
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