A Very Important Question…

We’re always looking for new and exciting ways to connect with our customers and prospects, and this past week we launched our first ever QUIZ! That’s right, those quizzes we’re all obsessed with online — straight from the minds of your friends at Passanante’s Home Food Service.

We’ll be producing new quizzes every couple of months, so be sure to connect with us on social media so you don’t miss out on all the fun!

What Kitchen Appliance Are You

Click below to take the “What Kitchen Appliance Are You?” quiz and be sure to share your results with your friends on Facebook, Twitter etc.!

Reputation Spotlight – Danny, Kayla & Christina

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!

5 Star Review

“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.” 

-Danny (Blog)

5 Star Review

“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!”

-Kayla (Facebook)

5 Star Review

“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!”

-Christina (Google)

Interested in hearing what other Passanante’s Home Food Service customers are saying about us? Visit our Facebook Page where you’ll find hundreds of candid reviews in addition to delicious recipes and helpful food tips. Or feel free to request a Free Gourmet Food Sample and decide for yourself!

Pssst! … Valentines Day Is Coming Up!

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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!

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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.

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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!!!

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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!

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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!

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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 Eating!

December Update from Passanante’s

Happy Holidays

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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!

RECAP: Battle of the Burgers

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As many of you may know, Passanante’s hosted our first ever Battle of the Burgers on Saturday, Sept. 24th and it was a HUGE SUCCESS!!

A sincere thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the good weather, great food and fun activities – we love this community and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to get to know some of our neighbors a little better. From cornhole competitors to clever chefs, artists to face painters and families of foodies, the Battle of the Burgers had it all!

Battle of the Burgers Judges

A special thank you to our generous judges for their excellent palettes and continued support of both our community and Passanante’s Home Food Service. We so appreciate you spending the day with us!

  • Greg Pezza, Councilman of the Bristol Borough
  • Justin Saxton from CBM
  • Dave Nemeth from Radcliffe Insurance
  • Rick Mousseau from Time Investments

To all of the competitors in the burger cook-off, thanks for your great energy and positivity as the battle raged – all of the entries were outstanding and we loved watching each of you in action!Battle of the Burgers Winners

And finally, congratulations to the winners of the Battle of the Burgers! You guys are true burger aficionados and your entries were out of this world.

  • Bill Brady – All Meats Category Winner
  • Team Mill Street Cantina – All Beef Category Winner
  • Sam Fiorelli (Team Agostino Foods) – All Beef Category Winner
  • Ismeal Rivera (Chef Hermie on Wheels) – Purple Cow (most unique) Award Winner

Stay tuned to the blog for details on each of our winning entries and get busy perfecting your burger for next year’s competition!

Thanks again to everyone for an incredible day!