Quick & Easy Weeknight Recipes for Busy Families

Nothing symbolizes domestic bliss like a family gathered around the dining table sharing a home-cooked meal. However, getting a tasty and nutritious meal on the table every night is a struggle for many busy families. Cooking from scratch is easier said than done when you’re juggling a busy schedule, but there are ways to make it easier. Keep a well-stocked kitchen with the help of Passanante’s Home Food Service, plan meals in advance as much as possible, and have a reliable list of go-to recipes you can make in a pinch!

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Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca is a flavorsome dish requiring just a bit of chopping and throwing everything into one pan! Sauté garlic, anchovy and red pepper flakes in olive oil. Add diced tomatoes, water, and salt and bring to the boil. Reduce heat, add spaghetti, and simmer until cooked. The sauce will thicken and cling to the pasta. Mix in olives, capers, and fresh parsley — and serve! Leftovers keep in the refrigerator for five days and make a great cold lunch next day.

Roasted Chicken & Beets with Coconut Yogurt Dressing

This satisfying meal comes to together quickly with many ingredients you already have to hand. Roasted beets are the standout ingredient! They add sweetness while offering anti-inflammatory health benefits. On a baking tray, toss chicken thighs with olive oil, paprika, and cumin. Combine beets and olive oil on a separate tray — or add them to the chicken for simplicity. Roast at 425 F for about 30-35 minutes until tender. Meanwhile, cook the quinoa. Prepare the dressing by whisking coconut yogurt, lime juice, and cilantro together in a bowl. Plate up the meal and serve with lime wedges.

One-Pot Bean Chili

Not only is one-pot chili a popular meal, but using one pot means faster cleanup. Sauté onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, and paprika. Add chopped tomatoes, water, red lentils, corn, and black beans. Black beans are rich in magnesium which supports bone health, while corn boosts the immune system. Simmer for twenty minutes so flavors meld. Serve with brown rice (cook grains in large batches to serve throughout the week). Double the recipe and you’ll have enough for two-dinners worth. Store leftovers in the fridge, or freeze for one month.

Home-cooked meals shouldn’t be complicated — preparation and planning are key! Make sure your pantry is always stocked with staples like rice, quinoa, beans, and chopped tomatoes, and don’t forget to stay on top of your reorders so you’re never short on your family’s favorites!

-Jane Bannister (Freelance Writer)

Labor Day Special

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Our referral program just got a litter sweeter!

Now through August 20th the customer with the most referrals who become customers will WIN a FREE MONTH OF FOOD! Not only that, each of the winning customer’s referrals will WIN a FREE SUMMER BUNDLE packed with our favorite summer eats including burgers, sausages, seafood selections and a dessert!

It’s a Win-Win for everyone!

So, how do you enter?
Just submit your referrals using THIS FORM and use event code “LABORDAY“. Then tell your friends to submit THIS FORM and mention YOUR NAME as their referral.

Curious about what’s in the packages? Get the details here!

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**Some exclusions apply. Must be over 21, live within our service area and own your own home to qualify. Current service area includes Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Washington D.C., New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.

A Special October Promotion

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and for the 5th year we will be raising funds to donate to the American Cancer Society, but we need YOUR HELP!
2017 Donation Goal: $7,500
2016 Donation: $6,125
2015 Donation: $5,550
2014 Donation: $2,500

2013 Donation: $1,228


Help Us Reach Our Goal

1,100 Gourmet Food Samples
We’ve got 1,100 PINK cooler bags looking for homes! Direct your friends and family here to request a free gourmet food sample. For each sample we deliver in October we’ll donate $5.*

1,000 New Facebook Fans
Share our page on Facebook! For each new Facebook fan we get during October we’ll donate $1.

1,000 New Instagram Followers
Follow the fun on Instagram! For every new Instagram follower we get during October we’ll donate $1.

We hope you’ll spread the word and be a part of something incredible this October by joining us in supporting American Cancer Society !

Thanks again for your continued support.

Helping Victims of Hurricane Harvey

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We may not service customers in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, but in this time of crisis we know our friends in the gulf need all the love and support we can give.

Passanante’s Home Food Service wants to prevent anyone from going hungry during this time of heartache, which is why we’ve already pledged a $1,000 donation to benefit the Houston Food Bank.

We want our wonderful customers to get involved too, which is why we’ve put together some special incentives to encourage donations throughout September.

3 WAYS TO HELP

1. Referrals: For every referral who becomes a customer during the month of September, Passanante’s will donate $50.
Click Here To Submit A Referral >>

2. Free Food Samples: For every free food sample delivered during the month of September, Passanante’s will donate $5.
Click Here To Request A Free Food Sample >>

3. Cash Donations = Groupon Packages: Visit our GoFundMe page and your donation could earn you one of our delicious Groupon packages!
Click Here To Visit Our GoFundMe Page >>

  • $100 donation makes you an Ambassador and the company rewards you with a Patrick Henry Groupon Package.
  • $500 donation makes you a Founder and the company gives you a Ben Franklin Groupon Package.
  • $1000 donation makes you an Executive and the company gives you a George Washington Package.

We appreciate your consideration and ask that you please help us spread the word about this fundraiser so we can help care for and feed our friends in the gulf.

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.!