It’s no secret that we LOVE our customers, so we wanted to thank Danny, Kayla and Christina for taking the time to leave such wonderful reviews about Passanante’s Home Food Service around the web. We’re always delighted to hear when one of our food consultants has gone above and beyond for a customer, and nothing makes us happier than hearing from a customer who’s been with us for over a decade like Christina! Thanks so much to each of you for the reviews and for trusting Passanante’s!
“The people that work for [Passanante’s] in this area are fantastic. They have bent over backwards to get our orders and get them to us in a timely manner. Will continue to recommend you to all we can. Our area manager, Kyle Thompson is an outstanding representative of your company.”
“Ray was very efficient and made us feel like this is exactly where we need to be! As of right now we think we will be members for life! So glad Ray was able to meet with us and get us hooked! Absolutely fabulous team, and great company!”
“I have been with Passanante’s Home Food Service for over 11 years now and it is a huge help to always have a freezer full of food! I never have to worry about shopping for meats weekly as I always have the best selection in my freezer. Very convenient and also a big cost saver to buy in bulk!”
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Courtesy: Threadgill’s Restaurant in Austin, TX
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves 10 people
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 2 cups onion, diced
- 4 pounds yellow squash, sliced ¼ inch thick
- 8 ounces Velveeta cheese cubed in ¾ chunks
- 1 can cream of celery soup
- 1 can green chilies, diced (can use Cajun spices as a substitute)
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In 14 inch pan, sauté onion in butter. Add squash and cook until slightly softened. Remove and drain. (This is critical. Squash has a lot of water in it)
- Mix squash and onions with soup, green chilies and cheese in a large bowl and put in a large casserole dish.
- Cover with breadcrumbs and bake for about 30 minutes or until it is completely hot. You can add grated cheese on top the last 10 minutes or so.
Already?! How is that even possible? It was just New Years Eve and here we are planning for Valentine’s Day… and not to freak you out, but pressure’s on – they’re probably going to be posting pics of their dinner all over Facebook 🙂
No worries, we’ve scoured cookbooks and blogs to bring you some really solid options for your dinner menu. There’s something here for everyone so poke around and pick your poison!
BEEF – Caprese Steak
Prepare to go capr-azy over Caprese Steak courtesy of Delish. After all, at the end of the day it’s a juicy filet topped with a thick slice of cheese. If that doesn’t scream love we don’t know what does!
CHICKEN – Maple Roasted Chicken Quarters
If you’re looking for something sweet yet savory this recipe may be just the ticket. Pure maple syrup helps to almost caramelize the chicken skin and the veggies nestled underneath are anything but ordinary. This gem courtesy of Chocolate Moosey is one of those meals you just don’t forget. Like, ever.
PORK – Brown Butter Pork Chops with Apples & Onions
Yep. You read that right. Apples and Onions. May sound a little off, but these chops are spot ON. The only stipulation to this recipe from The Lucky Penny is that you really need a cast iron skillet to execute this one to it’s fullest potential. Don’t get hung up on the onion/apple combo we promise it’s better than it sounds!!!
LAMB – Lamb Chops with Mint Gremolata
This next one from Country Living sounds super fancy (see: pain in the butt), but we promise it isn’t! In fact, this Italian favorite requires just 5 ingredients. Pair it with some grilled veggies drizzled with Balsamic and voila – a delicious and ultra fancy-sounding Valentine’s Day dinner for two!
SEAFOOD – Spicy Lobster Pasta
Have a hankering for a little seafood with your sweetheart? Spice up your Valentine’s night with this surprisingly simple show stopper courtesy of Epicurious. This one’s a favorite for those who like it hot!
So… which one will you pick?! Post pictures of your Valentine’s dinner creations on our Facebook page – we’d love to try out some of your favorite recipes too!
Happy New Year!!!
We hope you enjoyed the holiday season surrounded by great food and all of the people you love. We have a lot to be thankful for as we look back on 2016 and we owe it all to our incredible customers – so thank you!
In celebration of our 100 year anniversary we really went All Out, All Year Long. From the 100 Days of Food campaign benefiting Feeding America, to our expansion to Chicago, Illinois, then back to Bristol for the first annual Battle of the Burgers, October with it’s record breaking donation for the American Cancer Society, and finally, the introduction of a number of delicious new favorites including Illg’s sausages. What A Year! Thanks to each of you for being a part of the best year in our company’s history and for your continued support as we move into 2017.
Now onto the tasty stuff…
All this cold weather has craving warm and hearty foods and what’s more comforting than a few Italian classics?!
Need we say more? This recipe couldn’t be easier and the wilted spinach is absolutely to die for. So rich and delicious, make plenty for leftovers!
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 or 5 garlic cloves, crushed
- 5 or 6 Italian sausages (hot, mild or sweet)
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 1 tsp. rosemary
- 1/2 tsp. basil
- 2 cans stewed tomatoes
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1 bag (about 12oz,) of fresh spinach, chopped
- 1 package fresh or frozen tortellini
- Parmesan cheese, to taste
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Brown onion, garlic and sausage in olive oil. Drain well.
- Add oregano, rosemary, basil, tomatoes and chicken broth. Simmer for up to 1 hour.
- Just before you serve, turn off heat and add tortellini and spinach. Cover for 8-10 minutes.
- Garnish with Parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper.
Egg Noodle Lasagna
If your pants are still a little tight from the holidays, this recipe for egg noodle lasagna is the perfect pick for you. Not nearly as heavy as traditional lasagna, but just as satisfying.
- 1 1/2 ground beef
- 1 clove garlic, diced
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 15oz. cans tomato sauce
- 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper
- 8oz. package small or medium egg noodles (about 4 cups)
- 1/2 cup white onion, diced
- 1 8oz. package cream cheese
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp basil
- 1 tsp oregano
- 2 tsp parsley flakes
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- 1 cup sour cream
- Brown onions, meat and garlic. Drain off fat.
- Add tomato sauce, super, salt, pepper and spices.
- Cover and simmer for 15 minutes
- Cook noodles
- Blend softened cream cheese, cheddar cheese and sour cream.
- Lightly grease 9×13 pan.
- Layer noodles, meat mixture and cheese mixture. Repeat.
- Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese
- Bake at 350 uncovered for 30 minutes. Then at 400 for 10 minutes.
- Serve with hot crusty bread.
Thanks again and we look forward to another fantastic year!
Picking a menu for a large holiday gathering can seem like a daunting task. Something for the kids, something for the picky eaters and something for everyone else – it’s a lot to think about!
Our advice? Stick with what you know. A big group gathering may not the best time to try out a brand new recipe. Not to mention, nothing brings back great memories quite like a old family favorite. Whether it’s a classic green bean casserole or your great great grandma’s curried apple squash soup – flavors are a powerful vehicle to transport you and your family back to a simpler time.
This holiday season we hope you’re able to unplug from all the distractions of 2016 and connect with what really matters – your family. Happy eating!
5 Tips For A Low-Stress Holiday Dinner
Assemble salads in advance.
- Go for a salad that uses heartier ingredients that won’t wilt or get soggy too easily like escarole, frisee, cucumbers and tomatoes.
Cut up your veggies to save time.
- Whether a dish requires boiling or roasting, the smaller the vegetables are cut, the less time it will take for each piece to cook though.
Skip the goose and ditch the roast.
- Fire up the grill and opt for a juicy steak instead! With way less prep, mess and fuss than some of the other options, steak is a delicious alternative that your family is sure to enjoy.
Share the responsibility.
- Have teens or young adults home for the holidays? Encourage them to get involved in the kitchen. Maybe this year’s a good year to pass the torch on a few recipes!
- Clean while you cook.
- Don’t let a messy kitchen keep you away from all the fun and festivities. Keep the counters tidy and load the dish washer as you go – you’ll thank yourself later.
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Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season!