What do you get when 12 of your closest friends decide to move the football party to your house because the previous hostess had a plumbing leak?
Panic. That’s what you get. Sheer panic.
I know because this happened to me not too long ago. Luckily, I had about 48 hours advance notice. Unluckily, about 46.5 of those hours were already committed to things other than party preparation. That’s where Brookshire’s comes in. Let’s be honest: that’s where Brookshire’s saved my sanity.
A quick call to the closest store and I was not only in business, but would be proclaimed the hostess with the mostess after my friends saw the spread. My secret? Deli and produce platters from your nearest Brookshire’s store.
I ordered the Fruit and Cheese explosion, a beautifully decorated platter chock full of baby Swiss, cheddar, Jackby and Muenster cheeses, green and red grapes, cantaloupe, pineapple and strawberries. It has a little something for everyone.
I also got the Drum Drums, where spicy chicken wing drumettes and crispy celery sticks are lined up and ready to be dipped in creamy ranch dressing.
To round off the meal, I ordered the Rounders, a tray piled high with slightly-sweet Hawaiian rolls filled with turkey breast, cooked ham, roast beef and yellow American cheese.
I could have also chosen from platters of fried chicken, rotisserie chicken, finger sandwiches, sandwiches on buttery croissants, snack wraps, salads, just meats and more. The options are endless and your deli staff can even work with you to create a custom offering.
“How did you pull this off?” my friends wondered.