Memorial Day Menu

Filet Mignon and Brisket Burgers

The countdown to Memorial Day weekend is on, which means you’ve got to start thinking about what’s on the menu for you and your friends. We suggest Filet Mignon and Brisket Burgers, Smoked Bratwurst, maybe some handmade Italian Sausage, and of course – some delicious side items.

We’ve collected a couple simple recipes for your side dishes that are sure to draw your friends in for seconds and maybe even thirds! Hop onto the Passanante’s Home Food Service Facebook Page and share the recipes your family loves most – we would love to add them to our recipe album!

Homemade Wedge Fries

Home Made Seasoned French Fries:

  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees
  • Cover a large pan with tin foil. Spray with cooking oil and lightly sprinkle on salt
  • Cut 5 organic potatoes in to wedge or steak fries
  • Let the wedges soak in salted water for 30 minutes to release some of the starch and allow the fries to crisp up in the over.
  • After 30 minutes, dry the potatoes thoroughly. If the potatoes aren’t completely dry, the moisture will make them steam in the oven
  • Lay the fries on the foil and lightly brush the wedges with olive oil
  • Sprinkle on a touch of your favorite seasoning. We recommend a mixed Italian or Cajun/creole seasoning.
  • Pop the homemade fries in the oven for 15-20 minutes for softer fries and 25-30 minutes for crispier fries.

Deviled Eggs

Devilishly Excellent Smoky Deviled Eggs:

  • Hard boil 1 dozen eggs
  • Drain and cool eggs under cold running water or in a bowl of ice water. Peel the eggs.
  • Halve the eggs lengthwise and place the yolks in a food processor.
  • Add ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons of crème fraîche and 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise and process until smooth.
  • Transfer to a bowl. Stir in 3 tablespoons finely chopped cornichons, 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion.
  • Season with salt, ground black pepper and ground white pepper
  • Fill the egg halves with the yolk mixture.
  • Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon of Spanish pimentón and serve chilled

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Crockpot Lasagna

At Passanante’s Home Food Service we know you don’t always have time after a long day of work to prepare a homemade meal for your family – which is why we are always on the prowl for delicious crockpot recipes you can prepare the day before, or even the morning of, and serve up hot right at dinner time! This simple slow-cooker lasagna recipe is always a crowd pleaser and it couldn’t be any easier to prepare. Remember, the best part of this recipe and just about every recipe is you can order all of the groceries you need and have them delivered right to your door.

What You Need:

  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • 1 teaspoon dried italian seasoning
  • 1 28 ounce jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 8 Lasagna noodles, uncooked
  • 1 15 ounce carton of ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese (divided use)

How To:

  1. Mix uncooked ground chuck, 1 teaspoon of dried italian seasoning, spaghetti sauce and 1/3 cup of water in separate bowl
  2. Ladle meat sauce into the crock pot to cover the bottom and create the first layer
  3. Cover with 1 cup of mozzarella cheese
  4. Place 4 uncooked lasagna noodles over the top
  5. Pour ricotta cheese over uncooked lasagna noodles
  6. Ladle more of the meat sauce over ricotta cheese
  7. Cover with the remaining uncooked lasagna noodles.
  8. Cook on LOW for 4-6 hours or until all liquid is absorbed
  9. 15 minutes before serving cover with the remaining cup of mozzarella cheese until melted
  10. Serve with warm garlic bread and ENJOY!

Feel free to customize your version by adding in other ingredients including mushrooms, garlic or even italian sausage!

Passanante’s Thanks You!

2011 BIG Holiday Promotion Gift!2011 BIG Holiday Promotion Gift!

Wow! What an incredible holiday season this has already been at Passanante’s Home Food Service! We want to thank all of you so very much for helping us make our 2011 BIG Holiday Promotion such an incredible success! We delivered dozens and dozens of samples to eagerly awaiting families and are so happy you all took the time to send us such wonderful referrals.
In case you were wondering, the holiday package your friends and family members received included a boneless chicken breast, 3 handmade italian sausage links, an 8 oz. marinated flatiron steak, a jumbo steak burger, and a package of organic mixed vegetables.
– No wonder they were all so excited, right?!

We are having so much fun getting to know our new and existing customers as we continue to grow Passanante’s. As you know, our goal is to always provide you with delicious, healthy, and organic foods that you feel good about serving to your family. We are always available to answer any questions you may have about organic foods or hormone-free meats. Check our blog each week for useful information from what cut of meat comes from where, to delectable recipes, photos and more!

Thanks again to all of our loyal customers as well as the willing referrals we have been able to get to know over the last few weeks. We genuinely appreciate all of you!!

Have a wonderful holiday season,
Your Friends at Passanante’s Home Food Service