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4 Clever Freezer Finds a Former Restaurant Chef Swears By for Impromptu Holiday Entertaining

updated Dec 15, 2021
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Credit: Nadia Aidi

The holiday season is full of delightful surprises: last-minute party invites, gifts you didn’t know you wanted, friends stopping by with freshly baked cookies. We love the spontaneous festivity of this time of year — especially when our freezers are stocked with secret ingredients that transform into delicious apps, desserts, and cocktails at a moment’s notice.

With a huge selection of fresh and frozen organic ingredients and super handy store perks, Albertsons® will make sure you’re ready for every happy hour, potluck, and gift exchange. When you download the new Albertsons® Deals & Delivery app, you’re automatically enrolled in the free Albertsons for U™ Member program. Think of it as the elf to your Santa: It helps you earn Rewards redeemable for discounts on groceries and gas, sends you weekly personalized deals and digital coupons, and even gives you a free item every month and a birthday treat offer!

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Credit: Nadia Aidi

For food blogger and former restaurant chef Nadia Aidi, the holidays are an opportunity to exercise her culinary creativity for family and friends. She recently stopped by Albertsons® to pick up her favorite freezer staples for inventing impromptu recipes.

In her recent haul, Nadia got four of her freezer musts for holiday entertaining: frozen pomegranate arils, frozen phyllo dough, frozen shrimp, and frozen cheese pizza. The pomegranate arils are a tart finishing touch to serve over baked brie, while the phyllo is destined for individual cups of dip.

Credit: Nadia Aidi

The pizza makes a great base for whatever fun toppings she has on hand and can be sliced into bites for easier sharing. And that shrimp will get sautéed with white wine and herbs for a delicious “dip” served with fresh bread. With Albertsons for U™, Nadia can get personalized deals and digital coupons, so she can save time and money right in the app (and jog her memory with past purchases).

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