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For Great Catering Services, Look No Further Than Your Local Deli

When it comes to finding a good caterer these days, there are lots of different options to choose from. For truly excellent catering services, you need to look no further than your local delicatessen.

Events of all sizes are now usually catered by local delis. Because most delis generally stock and sell a wide variety of food items, there’s sure to be something to please every palate. When you have your special event catered by a local deli, you should be able to talk over any details personally with a staff member, and maybe see their facilities up-close.

Sandwiches and Salads
Most people like eating sandwiches, and the sandwiches that are made at a deli just can’t be beat. There’s nothing quite like a nice corned beef or pastrami sandwich from a good delicatessen. Whether it be on an onion roll, rye bread, or a bagel, these sandwiches are usually well-received at catered affairs.

If you would prefer to let your guests build their own sandwiches, you can ask your delicatessen to provide a platter of sliced meats, cheeses and breads. Of course, you’ll need some spicy mustard, mayo, and authentic half-sour and/or dill deli pickles to go with the sandwiches.

Platters
Delis are often known for the great soups, salads and cold dishes that they prepare and sell. These include tuna salad, chicken salad, seafood salad, and chopped chicken liver spread. When your local deli is providing catering services for your event, they can also present large containers of potato salad, tossed cole slaw, and macaroni salad.

Your delicatessen caterer will probably have other types of platters available. These often include fresh vegetables and dips, crackers and cheeses, breads and spreads, seafood specialties, and fresh fruit platters. A very popular platter features cold smoked salmon with bagels, cream cheese, red onions, capers, cucumber and tomato.

Some hot items that may be offered when your local deli is catering an affair include latkes, matzoh ball soup, chicken noodle soup, reuben sandwiches, hot open roast beef or turkey sandwiches, blintzes, and tuna melts.

Breakfast and Dessert
At some delis, breakfast is served all day. If the customer so desires, perhaps your local delicatessen can arrange to serve a platter filled with French toast, poutine, or miniature quiches.

Dessert is also often available from your local delicatessen when they are providing catering services. From cookies and fruit, to cannolis and Danish pastries, your local deli should have lots of sweet endings to your meals. For additional resources, you may be able to learn more at the Greensville Gourmet website.

Turkey Pot Pie

Probably my new favourite use for leftover turkey is turkey pot pie. Yes you can eat the leftovers as you normally, or make a hot turkey sandwich with them, which is also good. But if you want something that completely mixes the leftovers up in a brand new way and tastes fantastic, you can’t go wrong with turkey pot pie. It’s also a great idea to freeze the leftover turkey for a month or two and then pull it out later to use because by that time you are no longer totally overwhelmed with turkey.  Don’t get me wrong, I like turkey…..but sometimes too much of a good thing, really isn’t good.

 

Pie can be quite intimidating to make. It’s the crust that tends to get people of course. I’ve made several different recipes for pie crusts now and while there is no foolproof method, all I can say is that they aren’t that easy to screw up. It’s true, they don’t have to be perfect and they will still taste fantastic, AND they will still taste better than the store bought version. Why, just take a look at my pie. The edges aren’t all that pretty but it still taste amazing. Also, I find that the easiest method for rolling out the dough is between layers of plastic wrap, as originally mentioned in my butter tarts recipe. It helps keep the dough together, and prevents it from sticking to the counter.

 

Oh and if you want proof of how much we loved this recipe, just take a look at the leftovers. Only two people ate that much! One other thing to note. is that this recipe can very easily be doubled. I made two pies and froze one for later. OR you can double the recipe and bake it in a casserole. It’s very flexible.