Hostess With The Mostest

At Passanante’s Home Food Service we love a good party, and we’ve been to quite a few awesome tasting parties where our customers invite friends over to enjoy some of our delicious selections. One thing we’ve learned over the years while co-hosting these backyard bashes is how important it is to pick “Mobile-Friendly Foods” for your guests.

At parties where a sit down meal is not on the agenda, make sure the menu you select is party friendly! When the food table is the focus of your party, your guests are less likely to socialize with each other, and some of your guests may not get their fill of the finger foods. Skip the veggie trays, chips and dips, and anything that your guests would have to linger around to enjoy.

Get creative and think of ways to make your favorite foods mobile — and don’t skimp on the portions. If your party food layout is designed so guests go from station to station to pick up single serving courses you will keep the momentum moving and give your guests the opportunity to enjoy good company AND good foods.

A couple great ideas for mobile-friendly appetizers include anything on a skewer, veggie cups with dressing or dip in the bottom for easy enjoyment, and even single serving salads in cute party bowls (disposable is great).

veggie cups, skewered snacks and salads

The last thing any good host wants is for their guests to have to swing by a drive-through after the party because they’re still hungry. Keep the food coming with juicy agostino beef sliders, mashed potato martini’s with all the fixins, and a thick chocolate shake served in a glass rimmed with chocolate and sprinkles!

mashed potato martinis, beef sliders, and chocolate shake

We’d love to hear your party tips and see pictures of your favorite mobile foods! Pop on to our Facebook wall and share your stories with other Passanante’s customers and check out their tricks as well!

Happy Eating!

Facebook Request – Sashimi Grade Tuna

Last week one of our loyal Facebook fans asked us for a delicious tuna recipe she could try out with her sashimi grade tuna. Obviously there are many wonderful options out there including the one that’s posted on our wall, but we took it a step further. After reaching out to a close friend and master chef we found an incredibly simple and luxurious recipe that we can’t wait to try out ourselves!

Facebook Recipe Request

Preparing the Shashimi grade tuna

  1. Wash the Sashimi grade tuna with club soda
  2. Season with Himalayan salt and ground fresh pepper
  3. Sauté the tuna with truffle oil for 30 seconds each side
  4. Pop the tuna in the oven on 400 degrees for 10 min

For a spin on traditional mashed potatoes, add a tablespoon of Wasabi powder to the milk before mashing the potatoes. Serve with grilled asparagus alongside the tuna and enjoy!

If you’re looking for a new recipe or two let Passanante’s Home Food Service know about it in the comments section or on our Facebook page!

Cold Weather Recipe: Pork Chop Casserole

This next recipe is a great cold weather meal for all of our meat eaters out there. Who doesn’t love a good casserole in December? This incredibly simple recipe for Pork Chop Casserole is quick to whip up and could be easily adapted for a melt-in-your-mouth crockpot meal.

Think this recipe looks great – but you don’t have 6-8 pork chops handy? Passanante’s is a convenient home food delivery service that provides healthy, clean, and flavorful hormone-free meats and organic veggies delivered right to your door. We put out new recipe’s every week that are sure to make your mouth water, so give us a call at 1-800-772-7786 to get your next shipment of tasty ingredients delivered!

Pork Chop Casserole

What You Need:

  • 6-8 pork chops
  • 4-6 peeled potatoes sliced
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 6-8 slices of american cheese
  • 14 ounces of green beans (can used canned or fresh organic)
  • 1 small onion sliced

How to prepare Pork Chop Casserole:

  1. Brown pork chops in 1/4 cup oil in skillet
  2. Mix potatoes with 3/4 can of cream of mushroom soup
  3. Grease baking dish and layer: potatoes, onion, cheese, green beans, pork chops and the rest of the can of cream of mushroom soup
  4. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1.5 hours
  5. Uncover for the last 1/2 hour to brown

As always, check out our Facebook page for more great recipes from your fellow Passanante’s customers!

Happy Eating!