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Easter Celebrations Any Time of Day

By Dena Zigun April 13, 2017

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Welcome Easter – and finally a glimpse of spring – with bursts of color and texture from our in-store floral shop. Come with your ideas and design the centerpiece you have in mind, or pick up something seasonal arranged by our floral designers.

Get creative with a mix of your own festive ideas and some favorites from our kitchen for brunch, dinner or a dessert display:

 

Beautiful Brunch

Whether served seated or buffet style, Easter brunch is fun … to make and to share. Toast to the holiday with a fizzy and fruity brunch cocktail. Simply mix a puree of fresh peaches or berries with white sparkling wine. Or serve traditional mimosas.

Make eggs the feature, with a frittata or quiche. French toast casserole is easy to make the day before and heat it up the next day. Arrange slices of French bread in a buttered baking dish with a mixture of eggs, milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg. You can also make it in two layers, with marmalade, preserves or cream cheese as filling.

Complement your brunch menu with light, healthy sides from Our Kitchen, such as Broccoli and Chicken Sausage Pasta Salad and English Peas with Pearl Onions, and fresh seafood, such as shrimp cocktail and mini crab cakes.

For a sweet finish, bring home our mini cinnamon rolls and serve this recipe for Chocolate Eggs in a Nest. For the middle of the table, stop by the produce department for a crystal bowl of fresh cut fruit.

A Dinner Tradition

For a traditional, memorable main course for dinner, make Our Signature Honey Crunch Ham the centerpiece of your table. It’s been a fixture on tables throughout New England for years.  Or try something else for this year’s entree. Select Our Honey Crunch Turkey – with the same special glaze and crunch as the ham – boneless turkey breast, spiral cut ham, prime rib or roasted boneless leg of lamb.

Make your own main course, such as rack of lamb encrusted with pistachios or roast leg of lamb with rosemary. Or glaze ham with a cherry glaze or maple mustard.

Turn your entree into a complete meal with potatoes! Make a potato creation of your own or try our potatoes au gratin, mashed potatoes or roasted fingerling potatoes. Serve turkey with our maple glazed carrots and seasonal pesto vegetables.

 

Just Desserts

Keep it sweet with an all-desserts celebration in the afternoon or evening. Lots of little sweets are always enticing. Select from more than 30 choices at our Cookie Table, from biscotti to shortbread and much more.

For the centerpiece, choose from our Coconut Cake with silky, fresh pastry cream with natural coconut flavor and covered with shredded coconut or our own handmade Ricotta Pie. Go chocolate with our hand-decorated Chocolate Easter Egg Cake or feature lemon cream between three layers of yellow cake in our Limoncello Cake, topped with crunchy crumb topping.

Happy Easter from all of us at Roche Bros.!

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Meatless Meal Ideas for Lenten Fridays

By Sara White April 07, 2017

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There’s no need for boring meals on these last Fridays during lent. Add a twist to your meatless repertoire in the kitchen with our new recipe roundup:

 

Grilled Cilantro-Lime Fish Tacos

With flaky grilled fish wrapped in a warm tortilla with a squeeze of lime, this popular street food is easy to make at home. Get creative with your toppings. Try avocado crema, pico de gallo or corn salsa.

Falafel Waffles

Falafel – a Middle Eastern street food that’s popular across the globe – takes on an unexpected shape in the form of savory waffles packed with chickpeas, parsley and spices and topped with a Mediterranean Salad.

Mini Lasagna Cups

Easy to assemble and customize, these Mini Lasagna Cups are family-approved. Make it your own by adding vegetable fillings, such as zucchini and summer squash or onions and peppers.

Open-Faced Butternut Squash & Kale Omelet

This healthy omelet is filled with hearty, nutrient-rich vegetables. It makes a colorful choice for a breakfast-for-dinner night. Change up the veggies – it’s also great with sweet potatoes, beets, bell peppers and many others. And pair it with a Blueberry French Toast Bake.

Cornflake-Crusted Fish Sticks

Go for homemade fish sticks with a crunchy cornflake crust. Select from fresh fish in our seafood department from our partner Foley Fish, such as cod or haddock.

Skillet Salmon over Arrabbiata Pasta

Omega-3-rich salmon meets a zesty, spicy red sauce in our Skillet Salmon over Arrabbiata Pasta, with fresh basil mixed in and Parmesan sprinkled on top.

Curried-Mango Fish

Bring a hint of Caribbean heat to your dinner table with fish coated in flour and spices and cooked in an easy-to-make mango curry sauce. Serve with rice boiled in coconut milk. Use coconut flour for a gluten-free version.

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Passover Menu Tips and Choices

By Dena Zigun April 06, 2017

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Whether you want to cook a spectacular Passover dinner yourself or take the meal home with you to heat and serve – or something in between – Roche Bros. has everything you need to make this Passover a special one. This year Passover is April 10 to April 28. The first night of the holiday is celebrated on Monday, April 10.

Here’s what you need to know to plan your best seder menu yet, and to make your family’s meals throughout the whole eight-day holiday flavorful and easy:

 

Appetizers

Passover appetizers are full of tradition, and for many people, they’re the best part of the meal.

Take home Chopped Chicken Liver and Gefilte Fish, with a side of horseradish. The holiday just wouldn’t be the same without the aroma of Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls simmering on the stove.

You’ll also find all the matzo and matzo crackers you need – both regular and gluten-free – in our grocery department.

 

Entrées

Whether you make your own or bring it home, you can’t go wrong with brisket as your Passover main course.

Other traditional choices include roast chicken or turkey, and chicken breasts stuffed with matzo stuffing. Try our recipe for Whole Roasted Lemon-Thyme Chicken, with fresh-squeezed lemon and savory thyme. Find all of the main course meats you need for any recipe in Roche Bros.’ meat department – or take it with you, from Our Kitchen to your table.

 

Side Dishes

From fresh spring vegetable side dishes to traditional Passover accompaniments, your options are virtually endless.

In Our Kitchen, we’ll be roasting fingerling potatoes, as well as Brussels sprouts, and making our own Homemade Potato Kugel. We’ll be glazing carrots with maple syrup, grilling asparagus and making matzo stuffing, with mushrooms or spinach or plain and simple.

If you’re looking to make a colorful side dish, pair your chicken or brisket with a  rainbow of vegetables. Mix fresh sweet potatoes, red and yellow peppers, zucchini and onions, with olive oil and your choice of fresh herbs. Roast them slowly in the oven at a low temperature so they’ll come out bursting with beauty and flavor.

Dessert

Just because everyday cakes and cookies aren’t part of the Passover tradition, that doesn’t mean you have to skip dessert. Roche Bros. has all sorts of great unleavened choices  to satisfy your family’s sweet tooth.

Find all flavors and sizes of macaroons in our bakery department. And steal the show with Our Own Flourless Chocolate Decadence Cake. This rich, fudgy creation will be the pinnacle of your meal and wow all of your guests. Bake your own dessert centerpiece with our recipe for a light and airy Mocha-Almond Meringue Cake with rich mocha filling.

The whole meal catered for you!

If you’re looking for a home-style Passover meal without all the work, order everything you need from Roche Bros. catering service by special order.

In addition to Roast Brisket as an entree, we are offering Stuffed Matzo Chicken Breasts, Orange Honey Chicken Breasts and Roast Plainville Turkey, ready to heat and serve at home.

A full dinner for 8-10 people with the entrée of your choice includes the following: 1 pound of Chopped Chicken Liver or 8 pieces of Gefilte Fish, 3 quarts of Chicken Soup and 12 Matzo Balls, your choice of two 4-pound Side Dishes, and a Brownie and Macaroon Platter.

Happy Passover from all of us at Roche Bros!

We encourage ordering ahead to ensure availability. 

Roche Bros. and Sudbury Farms are not kosher establishments.

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