Pineapple for the Holidays
Did you know that pineapples are a showing of hospitality? It’s true! Back in history, pineapples were so rare that they would be used as centerpieces of parties. Though not to be eaten, but simply admired. They became a sign of hospitality and sparing no expense for those you care about.
In the 19th century, the pineapple became a holiday centerpiece. A seasonal display like the ones we decorate with today, featuring items like apples, pinecones, holly, and fir leaves surrounded the star pineapple in the center of the display. At this time the pineapple was more readily available, allowing it to also be used in baked goods, candied, or to add sweetness to the punch.
These traditions carry on today. They may not be the first thing comes to mind, but pineapples make for great decorations and are an excellent ingredient in holiday recipes. In fact, check them out for $1.99 in our ad this week, as your holiday preparation kicks into high gear.
Check out some of our favorite pineapple recipes this year:
Hawaiian Ham: This Hawaiian Ham is a good meal for any holiday celebration.
Slow Cooker Chicken, Sweet Potato & Pineapple Tacos: Super tasty and full of flavor!
Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sliders: These sliders are great for celebrating.
Fresh Fruit Kabobs with Key Lime Coconut Dip: Fresh fruit and delicious key lime coconut dip makes an awesome combination.
and this delicious recipe for Pineapple Fried Rice…