By Annette Pinder

This year, Federal Meats is celebrating its 90-year anniversary. Few people know about the array of choices available at Federal, which includes meat, poultry, casseroles, sides, fresh and frozen entrees, and more. I certainly didn’t know how much Federal had to offer until recently.

The coronavirus pandemic has so severely limited our activities and choices that, for many of us, dinnertime has become the new highlight of our day. Like most people, I love food, enjoy cooking and baking, and expanding my array of choices. So, I was thrilled to learn about Federal’s home-cooked, ready-made meals such as boneless barbeque ribs (an ultra-favorite of mine), pot roast, chipotle salmon, fish fry, gourmet meatloaf, bourbon chicken and so much more. I was also delighted to hear about their frozen meals such as stuffed shells, pierogi, roasted turkey, and stuffing and mashed potatoes (perfect for holidays).

Seriously, I know this sounds like a commercial, but when I learned about all of Federal’s offerings, I called my friend, and now we both know what we are doing for dinner for the next several weeks. And since my husband and I cannot travel out of town to see our loved ones during the holidays, I now know where I’ll be getting a great home-cooked meal and scrumptious dessert for two.

Turkey, tenderloin, wild salmon, lobster tails, shrimp, holiday platters, fruit, and cream pies, are all available this season. Federal also offers gift certificates and five different gifts of good taste for holiday giving. Call 634-6516 to learn more. Federal’s nine convenient locations are Buffalo (973-4370), Clarence (634-6516), East Aurora (652-0180), Hamburg (649-3705), Niagara Falls (298-8232), Tonawanda (875-8434), West Seneca (674-4672), and Williamsville (633-0838).