Price Chopper and Market 32 can help with your Easter celebration – from planning that Easter brunch or dinner to creating a unique basket your children will love! This first article will inspire you to decorate a table that’s sure to get you & your guests in the spirit of spring! Easter Elegant Place Setting Dining Table with Vase of Tulips While there is something to be said for tradition, it can get a wee bit monotonous, but a tweak here or there preserves it while allowing some creativity. One way is by simply changing your tablescape. Envision your table as a blank canvas and use it to set the stage for your holiday meal i.e. mix and match dishes, vary patterns but stick to the coordinating colors, etc. Make a dramatic statement or keep it simple! Create a tablescape with pastels and seasonal décor. A small Easter egg tree with hollowed out eggs or edible ornaments makes a great centerpiece while eggcups can be used as mini vases or placard holders. Small chocolate bunnies or eggs can be used decoratively as well, and then enjoyed as a special take-home treat. A spring-inspired tablescape is another option that lends simple beauty.  A vase filled with fresh flowers brings a bit of the outdoors in. Lilies, daffodils, and my personal favorite tulips, are all wonderful harbingers of spring. — Author: Maureen Rowan Murphy, Manager Consumer Trends, Nutrition and Lifestyles       Written by Maureen Murphy shrimp.jpgAlthough it’s the season for holiday parties and special meals it’s also the season when many people find themselves gaining an extra 5-7 lbs. from overindulging in sweets, dips, and more. With a few simple tips and modifications your guests will still enjoy the party and their hips will thank you come January!   Simple tips & cooking modifications:  

Written by Jane N. Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs

GARELICK FARMS LIMITED HOLIDAY ITEMS

TruMoo_HollyNog_CouponGarelick Farms TruMoo Lowfat Chocolate Peppermint Milk has the delicious chocolaty taste of regular TruMoo with a hint of refreshing peppermint flavor.  TruMoo Lowfat Chocolate Peppermint milk is also nutritious as it starts with lowfat white milk from Garelick Farms and is packed with calcium and vitamins A & D!  Warm it up for hot cocoa with a peppermint twist! Garelick Farms Holly Nog is a creamy egg nog flavored beverage perfect for any holiday gathering.  Garelick Farms Holly Nog starts with Garelick Farms reduced fat milk and has fewer calories than regular egg nog. The Garelick Farms Limited Holiday Items are sure to win over kids and adults alike!  Try both TruMoo Lowfat Chocolate Peppermint Milk and Garelick Farms Holly Nog while supplies last. Visit www.GarelickFarms.com for more information.

POM WONDERFUL BLENDS

More Americans were introduced to pomegranate products last year than any year in history.  POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice is the nation’s best-selling hula_pom_blends_product_detail (1)pomegranate juice and helped kick off the country’s pomegranate craze more than a decade ago.  POM Wonderful is launching new blends to complement its pure pomegranate juice with delicious flavor varieties that appeal to the whole family. POM Hula evokes an off-the-map beach getaway with a mix of pomegranate, pineapple and organic apple juice.  POM Mango offers a delectable mix of pomegranate, mango and pear juice.  POM Coconut mixes pomegranate juice, coconut water and pineapple juice. The new blends slip POM’s iconic curved bottle into eye-catching tropical graphics in a convenient 12 oz. size.  POM Hula shimmies into a green grass hula skirt, POM Coconut pairs POM’s signature red wrap with white coconut and green leaves, while POM Mango features a splash of yellow with green leaves. Look for POM Wonderful Blends in the Produce Department. The Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll Committee and Price Chopper are happy to announce that we are giving away two Family Weekends to the Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll!  Lake Placid will be hosting this year’s Fifth Annual Holiday Village Stroll December 7th-9th, 2012.  This destination village is known for its majestic mountain setting and for hosting two Olympic Games.  Two lucky families will be chosen to stay in Lake Placid and enjoy the endless activities, nightlife, shopping, dining, and entertainment throughout this special weekend.  We are asking you to nominate a family you know who could really use a special weekend getaway. Tell us why this family is in need by posting on our facebook page and commenting on our blog below.  As a special thank you from Price Chopper, the nominator of each winning family will also receive a $100 Price Chopper gift card! Entries must be submitted by Tuesday, November 13th at 5:00pm.  Please post your entry both on our Facebook Page and on our Blog to be qualified. Some of the highlights of the  weekend include: A second family will be chosen for a two night stay at the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort in Lake Placid.  A special welcome bag will be provided upon arrival.  The Golden Arrow is the only U.S. resort to receive the Audubon 5 Leaf rating (the highest possible) for their eco-friendly practices.  This prize may be redeemed for the Holiday Village Stroll Weekend (December 7th-9th, 2012).  Learn more about the Golden Arrow Resort on their Facebook Page! “Like” the Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll Facebook Page to learn more about the weekend events. Please view the Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll Weekend Giveaway Contest Official Rules Here.  Contest package awarded to each family is at the discretion of the Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll Committee.  We cannot accomodate any special requests or changes.