Wishing for more time this holiday season? Choose one of Strack & Van Til’s quick and delicious, made-in-store, fresh meal solutions and check making dinner off your to-do list.

With all the bustle and busyness of the holidays, it’s easy to end up with daily dinner fatigue. Cooking is the last thing you want to worry about after a long day of shopping, decorating, wrapping gifts and more. That’s why Strack & Van Til features tasty Crock Pot Packs at all their locations, the easy way to serve a wholesome, hearty meal.

“Strack & Van Til is always looking for ways to make our customers’ lives easier and making a Crock Pot Pack meal is convenient and a seamless process,” says Meat Department Director Gary Teachman. “Simply place all the ingredients into your crock pot in the morning, add water, stir and let your dinner make itself.”

Strack & Van Til Crock Pot Packs are available in three delicious comfort food varieties: Savory Certified Angus Beef® pot roast, tender Smithfield® Prime Pork Butt and succulent hand-trimmed boneless chicken breast.

Each ready-to-cook, 3-pound Crock Pot Pack serves four to six people. Included are 1½ pounds. of beef, pork or chicken — cut into one-inch cubes so you can skip the prep — 6 ounces of petite carrots, a 2-ounce package of celery, whole golden potatoes and a signature seasoning packet to bring out the rich flavor. Just add two cups of water, sprinkle the seasoning on top and stir. Heat the ingredients in your crock pot for approximately 2½-3 hours at high temperature or set the temperature on low and let it cook for 6-8 hours.

Meal Solutions beef, chicken, pork or shrimp fajitas are sliced the way they’re served at your favorite restaurant, paired with bell peppers and onions seasoned with famous Fajita Seasoning.

“Our made-fresh-daily fajita meat and vegetable combos are pre-cut, pre-seasoned and ready to cook, grill or pan sauté,” says Teachman.

Searching for something different? Freshly made salmon burgers are available in the Strack & Van Til Seafood Department and provide all-important omega-3s. Enjoy zesty dill, Cajun, spinach feta and garlic parmesan.

Try some of Strack & Van Til’s 35 varieties of sausage, made fresh daily in-store from the finest ingredients, including Smithfield® Prime Pork with Strack & Van Til signature seasonings.

Quick and Easy Take & Bake Meals offer homemade taste without the preparation. Simply remove them from the package, place them in a baking dish and cook. Choose pork dishes including boneless loin chops with country style stuffing or chicken breast varieties such as garlic cream and bacon; broccoli, cheese and bacon; Buffalo, blue cheese and bacon; and marinated boneless with sweet Vidalia sauce, boneless bourbon barrel and boneless Riviera.

Other convenient options include gourmet meatballs, stuffed bell peppers, Italian sausage stuffed mushrooms, cream cheese stuffed jalapeños wrapped with bacon, stuffed garlic mushrooms, Italian sausage stuffed mini peppers, crab and bacon stuffed mushroom caps and lobster mac and cheese.

If you’d rather steam than bake your meal, pop a Steamable Bag with fish, chicken or pork in the microwave for 4 to 6 minutes and you’ve got deliciousness that’s ready to eat. Steamable selections include seasoned salmon or tilapia and vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower and carrots) or seasoned shrimp with rice.

For a different twist on dinner, visit the Strack & Van Til Deli Department. Find a long list of Meals Made Easy to bring your family comfort and joy, such as Our Own Chicken Pot Pie, made with fresh pulled rotisserie chicken in a homestyle filling of tender cooked potatoes, carrots, celery, onions and peas in a buttery and flaky double-crusted shell.

“Our Own Meatloaf features a new recipe of Italian-style ground beef and a tangy sauce,” notes Deli Director Kristin Snow. “And be sure to treat yourself and your family to fall-off-the-bone BBQ ribs, available in full and half slabs.”

Deli Meals Made Easy chicken choices include wings, bone-in breaded or glazed; boneless tenders; whole rotisserie chickens, and, of course, Our Famous Fried or Grilled Chicken.

The deli also offers Heat and Serve Meals and sides, such as chicken street tacos and gyro meat off the cone with tzatziki sauce — delicious served with pita bread and fresh feta cheese. There are also Heat and Serve Entrees, with some available in the deli’s $7 individual Heat and Serve meals.

Whether they’re from the Meat & Seafood Department or the Deli Department, Meals Made Easy are perfect for serving while you get ready for the holidays. Making customers’ lives easier during the holidays: It’s a Strack & Van Til thing!