A Special October Promotion

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and for the 5th year we will be raising funds to donate to the American Cancer Society, but we need YOUR HELP!
2017 Donation Goal: $7,500
2016 Donation: $6,125
2015 Donation: $5,550
2014 Donation: $2,500

2013 Donation: $1,228


Help Us Reach Our Goal

1,100 Gourmet Food Samples
We’ve got 1,100 PINK cooler bags looking for homes! Direct your friends and family here to request a free gourmet food sample. For each sample we deliver in October we’ll donate $5.*

1,000 New Facebook Fans
Share our page on Facebook! For each new Facebook fan we get during October we’ll donate $1.

1,000 New Instagram Followers
Follow the fun on Instagram! For every new Instagram follower we get during October we’ll donate $1.

We hope you’ll spread the word and be a part of something incredible this October by joining us in supporting American Cancer Society !

Thanks again for your continued support.

Helping Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Do Some Good
We may not service customers in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, but in this time of crisis we know our friends in the gulf need all the love and support we can give.

Passanante’s Home Food Service wants to prevent anyone from going hungry during this time of heartache, which is why we’ve already pledged a $1,000 donation to benefit the Houston Food Bank.

We want our wonderful customers to get involved too, which is why we’ve put together some special incentives to encourage donations throughout September.

3 WAYS TO HELP

1. Referrals: For every referral who becomes a customer during the month of September, Passanante’s will donate $50.
Click Here To Submit A Referral >>

2. Free Food Samples: For every free food sample delivered during the month of September, Passanante’s will donate $5.
Click Here To Request A Free Food Sample >>

3. Cash Donations = Groupon Packages: Visit our GoFundMe page and your donation could earn you one of our delicious Groupon packages!
Click Here To Visit Our GoFundMe Page >>

  • $100 donation makes you an Ambassador and the company rewards you with a Patrick Henry Groupon Package.
  • $500 donation makes you a Founder and the company gives you a Ben Franklin Groupon Package.
  • $1000 donation makes you an Executive and the company gives you a George Washington Package.

We appreciate your consideration and ask that you please help us spread the word about this fundraiser so we can help care for and feed our friends in the gulf.

Labor Day Delicacies & More…

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We hope you’ve had a wonderful summer filled with plenty of pool days, backyard BBQs and fun in the sun! It’s hard to believe the “end of summer” and Labor Day are less than a month away, but instead of dwelling on the bad, we decided to start planning for the fun!
We’ve complied a Pinterest board of some of our absolute favorite Labor Day delicacies for you to browse and (hopefully) enjoy with your friends and family. From sugary sweet treats to melt in your mouth marinades – our list has it all. Click here to check it out!
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Oh yea, one more thing. We have NEW QUIZ!
Click below to take the “How Well Do You Know Your Meats?” quiz and be sure to share your results with your friends on Facebook, Twitter etc.!
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Passanante Pro Tips: Cooking Oils

Cooking Oils

Picking The Right Cooking Oil For The Job

If you’ve taken a stroll down the oil aisle at the grocery store lately, you’ve probably noticed the overwhelming amount of options out there. From olive to peanut, the right oil can help enhance and carry flavors, while also helping to conduct heat for better cooking.

Not sure what type of oil to use in your cooking? This Passanante Pro Tip will take a look at the five most popular cooking oils to help you pick the best oil for your next dish!

Ready to expand your cooking horizons and add some variety to your weekly menus? Passanante’s Home Food Services can help! Click here to request a Free Gourmet Food Sample today!

OLIVE OIL
Smoke Point: 320-468 degrees F
Best Uses: cooking, salad dressings, sautéing, pan-frying, searing, stir-frying, grilling, broiling.
Flavor: varies but is fruity, pungent and at times bitter
Shelf Life: 2-3 years
Storage: room temperature
VEGETABLE OIL
Smoke Point: 350 degree F
Best Uses: cooking, lower-temperature deep-frying, salad dressings.
Flavor: mild, almost flavorless
Shelf Life: 1 year
Storage: room temperature
CANOLA OIL
Smoke Point: 400 degrees F
Best Uses: salads, cooking, some baking. interchangeable with veg. oil, can replace butter or shortening in some cakes.
Flavor: neutral
Shelf Life: 1 year
Storage: room temperature
PEANUT OIL
Smoke Point: 450 degrees F
Best Uses: excellent for deep-frying, cooking, salas dressings
Flavor: slightly nutty, subtle at high temps
Shelf Life: 3 years
Storage: room temperature
BUTTER
Smoke Point: 350 degrees F
Best Uses: baking, cooking
Flavor: creamy, sometimes salty (salted v. unsalted)
Shelf Life: 1-9 months
Storage: refrigerator or freezer

 

We hope you found this Passanante Pro Tip useful! Have an idea that you’d like to see featured in a Pro Tip email? Send us a message on Facebook Page or email AmandaJane@HomeFoodServices.com.

Passanante Pro Tips: Meat Temps

Meat & Poultry Temperature Guide

I think we can all agree that there’s nothing worse than sitting down to enjoy dinner after a long day only to cut into your meat and realize it isn’t done. Well, maybe there is one thing worse – taking a bite before realizing it’s not done!

While a seasoned chef can usually determine doneness by touch, it’s an uncertain method at best. The only 100% sure-fire way to guarantee you don’t dig into partially raw meat is to check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer.

Our pro tip? Don’t risk illness for the sake of your ego – save your creativity for seasoning and presentation and rely on a thermometer for doneness.

PoultryWhole Bird
165 degrees Fahrenheit
Thighs, Legs & Wings
165 degrees Fahrenheit
Boneless Breasts
165 degrees Fahrenheit
Ground Poultry
165 degrees Fahrenheit


Medium
160 degrees Fahrenheit
Well-Done
170 degrees Fahrenheit
Ground Pork
160 degrees Fahrenheit

Rare
110-115 degrees Fahrenheit
Medium-Rare
145 degrees Fahrenheit
Medium
160 degrees Fahrenheit
Medium-Well
145-150 degrees Fahrenheit
Well-Done
155-160 degrees Fahrenheit
Ground Lamb
170 degrees Fahrenheit

Rare
115 degrees Fahrenheit
Medium-Rare
145 degrees Fahrenheit
Medium
160 degrees Fahrenheit
Medium-Well
145-155 degrees Fahrenheit
Well-Done
170 degrees Fahrenheit
Ground Beef
160 degrees Fahrenheit

We hope you found this Passanante Pro Tip useful! Have an idea that you’d like to see featured in a Pro Tip email? Send us a message on Facebook Page or email AmandaJane@HomeFoodServices.com.