Monday, November 18, 2013
The holidays are more than a couple days—it’s a season and there are many other occasions beyond the celebrations when getting together for a casual meal is the perfect thing. Maybe you have houseguests, kids home from college, or are hosting an after-ice skating gathering—a simmering pot of chili is just what you need.
Chili has always been an ideal dish for casual entertaining, perfect for leaving on a low burner while family and friends help themselves. But these days every host is familiar with the difficulties of cooking for a crowd: half your guests demand meat, but the rest? Vegetarians, vegans, gluten allergies, Paleo diets—it’s a complicated world.
Elin Hansen, deli category coordinator
Friday, November 15, 2013
Thanksgiving is around the corner and cooks everywhere are drawing up menu plans and shopping lists. Articles and blogs are popping up offering advice on how to cook a Thanksgiving dinner and there are often references as to how stressful this meal can be. Someone has to carve the turkey, mash the potatoes and thicken the gravy – all at the last minute!
Sage dressing, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole are all traditional favorites in my family, but this year I’m keeping it simple and mixing it up with some modern salad sides from our deli.
by Craig Thomas, catering specialist
Thursday, September 5, 2013
After the long lazy days of summer, getting the family into the back-to-school routine can be both exciting and hectic. The return to a quicker pace, homework and after school activities can add more stress to your family’s already busy schedule.
Many families may find themselves long on activities and short on time, making dinner around the table together hard to achieve. Research has shown there are numerous benefits of having family mealtime. Dinner conversation gives you time to bond, plan and connect with your family. Also, meals prepared and eaten at home are typically more nutritious, which provides a great opportunity to teach your children healthy eating habits.
by Sara Melby, communications intern
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
How many days a week does dinner time roll around and you’re hungry but don’t feel like making dinner? Well for me, it’s almost every night. Not only am I hungry, but I’m also tired and want great food fast. Oh…I should mention I’m also a college student so it’s even better if my meals are fairly inexpensive.
Shown here: Sausage & Mushroom - Red Sauce, Mozzarella & Romano Cheese, Italian Sausage and Mushrooms.
One of my new go-to dinners are Lunds and Byerly’s new take-and-bake deli pizzas. What I love about these new pizzas is that their delicious and you don’t have to dirty any extra dishes because the packages are what you use to bake the pizzas in. That makes for easy cleanup (which is extremely helpful when you have roommates who don’t do the dishes!).
by Peter Kuhr, product development manager
Friday, July 15, 2011
If you’re like me, you enjoy eating different things day in and day out but find it taxing to always cook from scratch. My wife and I are both busy with our careers and usually don’t get a chance to prepare our weeknight meals until well after 6 or 7 p.m. We’re always looking for ways to create new meal ideas using existing finished products. I have heard this type of food preparation is called “speed scratch.”