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!
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.
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!!!
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!
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!
Still looking for a couple new Thanksgiving recipes to try out tomorrow? These next recipes are some of our favorites and are the perfect simple recipes to start teaching the next generation with… they can tackle the harder recipes next year! Nana’s Cranberry Sauce with walnuts is a homey-twist on a classic Thanksgiving dinner staple, and for most of us Cauliflower-Goat Cheese Gratin is a brand new addition to the menu. From everyone at Passanante’s Home Food Service, we hope you have an incredible Thanksgiving holiday with your family and friends. Enjoy!
Photo Credit: The Red Spoon
Cauliflower-Goat Cheese Gratin:
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 pound Monterey Jack cheese, coarsely ground
2 cups Parmesan cheese
6 ounces goat cheese, cut into small pieces
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
Layer the cauliflower, heavy cream, and the 3 cheeses in a medium casserole dish. Season with salt and pepper
Roast for 20 to 30 minutes or until the cauliflower is soft and the sauce has thickened slightly
Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes before serving
Nana’s Classic Cranberry Sauce:
4 cups fresh cranberries
2 cups sugar
12 ounces orange marmalade
juice of one lemon
1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 F
Combine cranberries, lemon juice and sugar
Cook for 1 hour covered
Take out of the oven and stir in the marmalade until mixed well
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!
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:
Brown pork chops in 1/4 cup oil in skillet
Mix potatoes with 3/4 can of cream of mushroom soup
Grease baking dish and layer: potatoes, onion, cheese, green beans, pork chops and the rest of the can of cream of mushroom soup
Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1.5 hours
Uncover for the last 1/2 hour to brown
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It’s been awhile since Passanante’s posted our Italian Summer Salad, so we figured it was time to post this fabulous recipe for Zesty Romaine Crunch Salad. This recipe is great when served with Heavenly Tilapia and a simple pasta — definitely worth wipping up this weekend. Let us know what you think about it on our Facebook page and be sure to post your favorite recipes too!
The Crunchy Topping:
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 package Ramen noodles uncooked and broken up
1 Tbs. oil
Heat oil, cook nuts and noodles until crispy and light brown. Drain on paper towel.
1 head of organic romaine lettuce torn into bite sized pieces
1/2 bunch of organic broccoli crowns, chopped very fine
1 bunch of organic green onions, chopped
Mix all in plastic container and place in refrigerator.
1/2 cup sugar heated with
1/2 cup of red wine vinegar. Remove from stove and add…
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tbs. soy sauce
Chill dressing. Mix crunchy topping, salad and dressing just before serving.
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!
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