November Update

Happy Fall From Passanante's

As we change seasons it’s time to change up your menus. Put away those summer salads and cozy up to watch the leaves fall with these hearty and satisfying treats.

Double Good Stew

Double Good Stew RecipeNothing says Fall like a hearty stew dinner. Enjoy Double Good Stew with warm cornbread covered in honey and a glass of your favorite red.

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/4 lb. butter
  • 1 1/2lbs. frozen mixed veggies
  • 3/4 lb. frozen yellow corn
  • 2 cups cubes beef
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  1. Use 1/2 the butter to saute the cubed beef until well browned. Place in stew pot and add 1 pint of water. Start cooking over medium heat.
  2. Use remainder of butter to saute onion, green pepper and celery until tender and onions are clear. Add to meat and cook over low heat for 1 hour.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and cook another 30 minutes. Add only enough water to keep good boiling action.

Easy Peanut Brittle

Peanut Brittle RecipeIf you’ve got a microwave you can handle this next recipe for Easy Peanut Brittle. This is a great treat to have on-hand during the holiday season for the occasional rogue sweet tooth.

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup white corn syrup
  • 1 cup raw peanuts
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda 
  1. Mix together sugar, white corn syrup, peanuts and salt. Microwave on high 4 minutes.
  2. Remove, stir and microwave 4 minutes more then add 1 tsp. butter, 1 tsp. vanilla and microwave again for 1.5 minutes.
  3. Remove, stir in 1 tsp. baking soda and immediately pour on cookie sheet to cool.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Ribbon
Wow. What an incredible month October was! Thanks to all of your support we gained more than 500 new Facebook and Instagram followers and delivered more than 1,100 PINK Free Food Samples!

We’re so grateful for everyone’s participation in making this year our largest donation to the American Cancer Society yet at a rock solid $6,125!

2016 Donation: $6,125
2015 Donation: $5,550
2014 Donation: $2,500
2013 Donation: $1,228


Warm Your Bones Beef Stew

Beef Stew
Burr! It’s cold outside and the only way we know to warm up is with tasty comfort foods like this recipe for “Warm Your Bones Beef Stew.” This one has a few more ingredients than we usually post, but it’s definitely worth it. The best part? You can tweak this recipe with any amount of your other favorites like peas and corn and you’re only going to make it even better — that’s the beauty of stews! We announced earlier this year that we’ve got a wide variety of new items coming to our food delivery service, and we’re genuinely looking forward to hearing your feedback on them. At Passanante’s Home Food Service we’re always looking for new ways to impress you, and we hope our new products and weekly recipes become some of your favorites!
What You’ll Need for “Warm Your Bones Beef Stew”:
  • 3 lbs stew meat
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup red wine (dry)
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 2 red potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon thyme


  1. Flour the meat by shaking in a brown paper bag filled with flour and brown it in a skillet with olive oil
  2. Transfer browned stew meat to soup pot with beef broth and boil with other ingredients.
  3. Simmer, simmer, simmer – it will cook down. Add water as needed, and always have enough water to keep it covered. (Remember this is a soup so don’t worry about adding water 🙂 )
  4. Thicken with a rue of water and flour mixed together (about 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup flour will made it more of a liquid than a paste, which is what you want. You can also substitute the flour for cornstarch if you prefer.)
  5. Serve with warm flaky biscuits (the pillsbury ones in the can are our favorite!)

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