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Top 5 Things Dad Wants to Eat on Father’s Day

By Sara White June 17, 2015

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It’s Father’s Day this Sunday, and that means it’s time to thank dad for everything he does for you all year round!

Here are our top five ways to treat dad with food (and drink):


1) Special cuts of meat

This Father’s Day, we are offering the finest Certified Angus Beef® brand Angus beef available in special thick cuts. This beef is a cut above USDA Prime, Choice and Select beef, boasting incredible flavor, tenderness and juiciness in every bite.

For something different, serve top-of-the-line Kobe beef burgers or our exclusive Berkshire Black Premium Sausages, made with only premium pork from 100% Berkshire.


2) Oysters, lobster and more seafood

Fresh, succulent seafood will wow dad with every bite. Display a beautiful selection of oysters from all over New England.

This shellfish is a special element of any meal, no matter how you serve them. Dad will love them raw, with lemon, shallot vinegar, cocktail sauce or hot sauce.

Or fry up a few oysters to serve on top of steak. For other Surf and Turf pairings, consider a Chef-Ready Lobster Tail or large, grilled shrimp.


3) Potatoes, any way you slice them

Serve dad’s favorite potatoes on the side. After all, meat and potatoes are a classic match. Mash them, fry them or turn them into homemade chips.

Add some color and a bit more veggie to the plate. Show dad your skills on the grill by grilling up asparagus, zucchini and other summer produce!


4) A hearty breakfast

Let dad sleep in a bit while you make breakfast! Fry up some eggs, and serve with avocado and salsa. Make them sunny-side up, with hash browns and bacon. Take home pancake mix from Stonewall Kitchen and make golden pancakes with maple syrup, or enjoy a quiche, straight from our kitchen.


5) A cold drink

Start the day off with iced coffee and finish it by offering dad a glass of red wine to go with his steak or a local New England beer.

(Stop by Roche Bros. in Norton, Sudbury, Westwood, Marshfield and Wellesley for your beer and wine selections.)


We wish everyone a Happy Father’s Day from all of us at Roche Bros.!





Making a Memorable Memorial Day Menu

By Sara White May 20, 2015

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Memorial Day is coming up on May 25th and Roche Bros. is ready with everything you need to start off your summer BBQ season.

Check out our latest suggestions for your Memorial Day Menu:


Spice up your burgers.

Begin your burger prep with our USDA Choice Ground Beef or Laura’s Lean Grass-Fed Organic Ground Beef. Then, bring on the fire before you light up the coals by blending jalapeno and poblano peppers into the beef. Top them with avocado and fresh cilantro. For an Italian version, mix in basil, oregano and garlic powder, and top them with mozzarella and marinated tomatoes.

Or let us make them mouth-watering for you with our Certified Angus Beef Prime Grinds. We offer Prime Grinds as 85% and 90% lean ground beef, and made into Pub Burgers, Sliders, and five flavored patties: Mushroom & Swiss, Cheddar Cheese, Onion & Pepper, Bacon & Cheddar, and Cracked Black Pepper.


Grill something different.

Find something new to cook on the grill this year. We recommend Kayem Artisan Sausages or Shepard’s Pride Lamb.

Perhaps you grill the same vegetables year after year. This Memorial Day, warm up your salad with grilled hearts of romaine lettuce, simply prepared with olive oil, salt and pepper! Eggplant takes on the smoky flavors of the fire well, too. Coat it with miso and soy sauce or marinate it in balsamic vinaigrette.

Fresh fish is fit for marinating and grilling. And so is seafood, such as oysters or our Chef-Ready Lobster Tails.

Try grilling fruit kabobs with watermelon and pineapple. Serve them on the skewer for dessert, or take it off and mix it with feta and fresh mint for a refreshing salad.

You can also buy grill-ready ribs from Roche Bros. meat case, with your choice of sauces. Or take home the whole BBQ from Roche Bros. Kitchen with Bourbon Grilled Steak Tips, BBQ Pulled Pork, St. Louis BBQ Ribs and BBQ Jumbo Chicken Leg Quarters!


Satisfy guests with salads and dips.

While the grill is heating up, have chips and dips ready for snacking. Spinach and Artichoke Dip or Guacamole both go well with our in-house cooked tortilla chips. And keep your salads fresh and full of flavor with our new Blueberry & Kale Salad and Sweet Pea & Prosciutto Pasta Salad. And don’t miss our All-Natural Cole Slaw and Bud Roche’s Famous Homemade Potato Salad.


Sweeten the day in red, white & blue.

Make your Memorial Day parties patriotic with a bit of red, white and blue! Arrange blueberries and strawberries in stripes with fresh whipped cream for dessert. Or take the berries and cream and use them to decorate an Angel Food Cake from our bakery. Or choose from our Flag Decorated Cake or Fresh Fruit Tart, with fresh strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream, and our popular Trifles.


Say cheers. Toast at your backyard BBQ with beer and wine selections from our Roche Bros. stores in Norton, Sudbury, Westwood, Marshfield and Wellesley. To plan your celebration, read our guides to pairings for the grill, drinking rosé and enjoying New England Beers.

From all of us at Roche Bros., we hope you have a great long weekend!



Easter Celebrations Any Time of Day

By Dena Zigun March 28, 2015

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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.

Enjoy this opportunity to relax with family and friends by ordering the entire meal from Roche Bros. Kitchen! Please place your orders by Tuesday, March 31st for pick up on Saturday, April 4th. Roche Bros. will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 5th.

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. And how about a French Toast Casserole? It’s the perfect thing 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 or preserves as filling.

Spark new, creative ideas for sides with our guide to Fresh Ideas for Holiday Vegetables. From purple and white asparagus to bright golden beets, you’ll be on your way to creating your next holiday signature.  Or complement your brunch menu with light, healthy sides from Our Kitchen, such as Kale Salad with Craisins and Almonds and Grilled Cauliflower with Tomatoes.  For a sweet ending, bring home our mini cinnamon rolls and serve this recipe for Chocolate Eggs in a Nest.


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 Cheddar Baked Potatoes, Yukon Gold Horseradish Mashed Potatoes, or Roasted Rosemary Potatoes. Serve turkey with our Roasted Maple Butternut Squash and Fresh Sauteed Vegetable Medley.


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 own homemade Ricotta Pie or hand-decorated Chocolate Easter Egg Cakes for an impressive presentation.


Happy Easter from all of us at Roche Bros.!






Passover Survival & Celebration Guide!

By Dena Zigun March 24, 2015

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No one leaves behind the remaining brisket after a big Passover Seder — whether it’s from Our Kitchen, or you made it yourself. After all, it’s easier to reheat leftovers than it is to make suitable Passover food for the rest of the holiday, right?

But when you’ve had enough tzimmes and matzo ball soup for one year, we have the ideas you need to stick with unleavened eating for the whole 8-day holiday – without getting bored.

(If you’re searching for your fix on the traditional holiday menu and getting ready to host your family and friends next week, check out our complete Passover catering menu. Be sure to order by April 1.)

Make a Matzo Pizza
It’s comfort food, Passover style! You’ll want another piece of matzo when it’s topped with a shmear of red sauce and gooey, melted mozzarella cheese. Add fresh mozzarella and basil for a Margherita Pizza or set up a make-your-own party and let everyone choose their toppings.

Fry it up
Everything is better when fried in a pan. Matzo Brei, a traditional dish made with matzo fried with eggs, is satisfying in its simplicity. Start by soaking matzo in water or milk, and breaking it into pieces. Then, fry it in a pan with eggs. Make it sweet by adding bananas and pecans or cinnamon sugar.

Experiment with eggs
Speaking of eggs, a well-known symbol used at the holiday seder, Passover is a great time to make eggs the centerpiece of dinner one night, even without matzo in the mix. Make a frittata or a scramble with herbs and your choice of vegetables. Try Shakshouka, a dish with eggs poached in a sauce containing tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions, that’s typically spiced with cumin.

Pile potatoes on your plate
When bread is out of the question, play with all the great ways to cook with potatoes! Roast them with salt, fresh pepper and olive oil, or turn them into a hash-brown crust to whole a mix of vegetables and cheese.

Create new fish, meat or chicken dishes
Many truly incredible meals aren’t leavened anyway. Passover is the time to try out the fish, meat and chicken dishes you haven’t had a chance to make lately — as long as they don’t contain flour. Bake salmon with fresh herbs, lemon and oil or chicken with figs, balsamic vinegar and a drizzle of honey. Don’t have time to cook? Pick up Olive & Herb Roasted Chicken from Roche Bros. Kitchen.

Sandwich it with Matzo
The options for Matzo sandwiches are endless. Turkey from the deli. Peanut butter & sliced strawberries. Apples and melted brie. Chocolate and marshmallows for matzo s’mores!

Cook with quinoa
It seems like a grain and we eat and cook it like a grain, but in reality, gluten-free quinoa is a seed. And this seed is a complete protein that’s great to serve on Passover. Mix it with your favorite combination of meat, veggies, herbs and spices.

Drink a glass of wine
It’s tradition to have four glasses of wine at the Passover. As the holiday continues, celebrate with wine selections from our stores in Norton, Sudbury, Westwood, Marshfield and Wellesley.

(BONUS: If you’re eating gluten free, you can enjoy all of the suggestions in this guide. Just be sure to use gluten-free matzo!)

Happy Passover from all of us at Roche Bros.

Roche Bros and Sudbury Farms sell both Kosher and non-Kosher foods.





Holidays, What's New

Merry Christmas!

By Cameron Madge December 20, 2014

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Happy Holidays!
Christmas is just a few days away and now is the time to gather everything you need to make your holiday feast festive, delicious and as stress-free as possible.

Whether you’re hoping to make everything from scratch or don’t want to lift a finger – or anything in between – here are our top recommendations for festivities that will wow your family and your guests at every turn.

Setting the Stage
When your guests arrive, welcome them with a floral display that creates a festive atmosphere. Visit our floral department for advice, ready-made holiday bouquets, a traditional pointsettia or special custom arrangement. For a change of pace, order a bright fruit or vegetable arrangement from Blossoms by Roche Bros. They’re ready to eat, too, and you don’t have to chop a thing!

Your guests will certainly appreciate the finger foods you have waiting when they arrive. Elevate your Christmas celebration with shrimp cocktail and baked brie, along with a platter of cheeses, including traditional English Stilton and our new Winter Warmer Cheddar.

Make it easy to get things started with family favorites, such as our hors d’oeuvres plates, buffalo chicken tenders and made-to-order sushi platters. For your dip display, serve long-time favorites – Buffalo Chicken Dip and 7-Layer Dip – alongside new additions, such as our delicious new Caramelized French Onion Dip and Three Bean Queso Dip.

The Starring Role
Spectacular options for the centerpiece of your meal abound. We are featuring Berkshire Black Pork, Tomahawk Rib Steaks and Roasts, and several varieties of ham. Your guests will remember Our Signature Honey Crunch Ham and Turkey year after year!
Try our recipe for Christmas Standing Rib Roast Au Jus with Oven-Seared Mushrooms. Flavored with garlic and herbs, this standout entrée is sure to be the star of your celebration.
If you want to spend the whole event with your family and friends, check out the entrees in our Chef’s Case. From poached lemon-dill salmon to almond-crust chicken breast, we have main courses ready to fill the center of your holiday plate. Just heat and serve.

Supporting Sides
Serve holiday sides in all colors to give dimension to the plate. From our Harvest Kale Salad to Creamed Spinach, the green options are plentiful from Our Kitchen. Saute fresh broccolini with garlic, olive oil and crushed red pepper for a green side with a spicy kick, or steam French green beans and lace them with crushed almonds on top for a bit of crunch.
Cook with squash for something sweet and satisfying in orange, or bring home our own Butternut Squash to make it easy. For something new, try our latest additions to the side dish menu: Swiss Chard with Beets, with deep red and green hues, and Toasted Nutty Orzo, which adds texture.
All bright colors aside, everyone will be looking for potatoes in all forms. Cheddar Baked, Mashed, Yukon Gold Horseradish or Roasted Fingerlings … whatever way you serve them, leftovers are unlikely unless you plan for them!

Santa’s Favorites
You’ll want to have enough cookies left for everyone on Christmas Day, even after Santa has his fill of cookies and milk the night before! Pick up one of our Holiday Cookie Platters or bake up your own gingerbread, sugar or pinwheel cookies.
Your dessert table will shine with our Chocolate Ganache Christmas Tree or Winter Wonderland Cakes. Make it a white Christmas, no matter what the weather, with your choice of white chocolate desserts, or sweet and spicy with Gingerbread Trifle from our bakery.
If you’re baking gluten free for yourself or friends, check out our Christmas Grocery List customized just for you before heading to the store.

We are here to serve all of your holiday needs until 6pm on Dec. 24th and we will be closed on Dec. 25th. We wish a happy holiday to all of you from the Roche Bros. family!


Marketing Assistant; Roche Bros. Supermarkets




Holidays, What's New

Holiday Dinners Dunn Easy

By Cameron Madge December 15, 2014

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Getting your dinner done deliciously is no small task. That’s why Roche Bros. Corporate Culinary Innovation Chef, Brian Dunn, has again teamed up with 105.7 WROR for the Holiday Season to help make your holidays special and stress-free.  How?  After an hour of commercial free music for your ride home starting each weekday at 5pm, Brian will be giving his Dinner’s Dunn tip of the day at 5:55pm!  Then visit this page to get more tips, links to recipes, and other holiday helpers.


For Monday, December 15th, the Tip of the day is..

Hanukkah begins tomorrow, and Latkes, or potato pancakes, are a traditional way to celebrate the miracle of the oil. There are plenty of amazing Latkes recipes out there, but for a different twist on this tradition, try frying pancakes made from other vegetables, like my Sweet Potatoes Latke recipe. For a little extra something, try serving with Spiced Apple Butter and Sour Cream!


For Tuesday, December 16th, the Tip of the Day is…

Appetizers are a must for holiday entertaining. One of my favorite easy and impressive appetizers is Individual Baked Brie bites.  Find the recipe on RocheBros.com. And if you’d like a little help for your holiday parties, Roche Bros. offers a great selection of appetizer platters sure to delight your guests


For Wednesday, December 17th, the Tip of the Day is..

Today is the last full day to place your christmas dinner order with Roche Brothers Creative Entertaining. With full dinners featuring ham, prime rib, and roast leg of lamb, we make Christmas dinner worry free and delicious. You can also order appetizers, sides, or desserts from Roche Brothers’ kitchen to ensure a full table, including favorites like our Butternut Squash, Mashed Potatoes, or holiday specialties like Candied Yams and even soups!


 For Thursday, December 18th, the Tip of the Day is…

With so many great options available, choosing the main dish for your holiday dinner can be a challenge. One of my new favorites is Berkshire Black pork. This 300 year old heritage breed is renowned for its richness, texture, marbling, juciness, tenderness and overall depth of flavor. Some call it the “kobe beef of pork!” Pick up Berkshire Black Pork for your Holiday Dinner at Roche Bros., and choose from selections such as Frenched Racks, Boneless Pork Roast, or the impressive Tomahawk Pork Roast – a restaurant style, long bone cut.


For Friday, December 19th, the Tip of the Day is…

Food makes a great gift during the holiday season.  Fudge is one of my favorites – easy to make and store, and delicious to eat! Visit RocheBros.com to find a fudge recipe so easy you can make it in the microwave! You’ll also find all the cookie tins and other gift giving essentials at your local Roche Bros. and Sudbury Farms.


For Monday, December 22nd, the Tip of the Day is…

One of the best parts of any holiday meal is the dessert! Roche brother’s bakery departments have great choices including trifles- layers of whipped cream, pudding, and seasonal fillings that are beautiful and delicious. If you’re baking, elevate your dessert by using authentic vanilla from madagascar. Try mixing some into your homemade whipped cream for a little extra flavor!


For Tuesday, December 23rd, the Tip of the Day is…

We are getting close to Christmas day so make sure you have all your sides ready to go. Pick up prepared soups and sides from Roche Brothers kitchen to help round out your meal and take stress off of same day cooking. One of my favorites? Horseradish mashed potatoes- a perfect pairing for roast beef.

Stay tuned to WROR, follow Chef Dunn @Dinners_Dunn on Twitter, or visit this page every day to get all of the Holidays Dunn!


Marketing Assistant; Roche Bros. Supermarkets




Foodie, Holidays

Happy Hanukah!

By Dena Zigun December 13, 2014

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The first candle lighting for Hanukah this year is on Tuesday, Dec. 16th, and Roche Bros. and Sudbury Farms are ready to help you enjoy the eight-night holiday.

As the Hanukah story goes, an amount of olive oil that was expected to keep the ancient menorah lit for only one day lasted for eight full days.

Celebrate this miracle in a special way this Hanukah by using olive oil in new ways. Try a few types of olive oil and taste the differences between them. Add spices and herbs and serve with bread as an appetizer, or coat your favorite root vegetables and roast them in the oven.

For dessert, bake olive oil into our new recipe for Orange-Scented Olive Oil Cake! The olive oil keeps the cake moist, while also lending a peppery, spicy flavor.

When frying up potato latkes, many traditional chefs use olive oil for that, too. We recommend experimenting with other oils that can withstand high-heat frying. Peanut oil, sunflower oil, canola oil and other vegetable oils are good bets.

It’s fun to get the kids involved in forming the shredded potato mixture into pancakes – just be sure they keep a distance from the pan filled with hot oil.

For a twist, use sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes in our recipe for Sweet Potato Latkes with Apple Butter. The recipe calls for frying them in vegetable oil. You can also try coconut oil for a new flavor and experience!

Stop by the Roche Bros. deli for traditional choices from potato pancakes to chopped liver. Our Kitchen is cooking up nostalgic favorites, including chicken soup with matzo balls, brisket, noodle kugel, and our homemade potato latkes, of course, so you don’t have to deal with the mess in your kitchen. Don’t forget to stop by the grocery aisle for apple sauce and sour cream to go with them, or change it up by making your own fruit compote with apples and pears.

We will have traditional Hanukah items available in our stores from Dec. 12th through the last night of Hanukah on Dec. 24th.

Roche Bros. and Sudbury Farms are not kosher establishments, but we do have an assortment of kosher grocery items from manufacturers including Kedem, Manischewitz, Paskesz and Rokeach. Find them in the grocery aisle!

We wish you and your family a wonderful eight nights of the festival of lights!






Creative Entertaining Holiday Menus

By Cameron Madge December 02, 2014

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Holiday Meals

Time sure does fly, and we’re quickly approaching another Holiday season. This year, forget all the stress and running around of holiday party planning, and let us take care of everything. Whether it’s a small gathering, a large reunion of family and friends or anything in between, our Creative Entertaining Catering service has solutions to let you make the most of what little time you have around the holidays – making memories, not dinner.

To view our full Christmas menu, click here, and visit one of our Creative Entertaining locations to place your order. In addition, be sure to check out our Holiday Shopping List to help make your list and check it twice!

Please place your orders for Christmas by noon on Thursday, December 18th, for pick-up on Wednesday, December 24th.

Too many choices? Not sure what to get? Not a problem. Visit any of our stores December 5th, 6th, or 7th from 11 am to 5 pm for our Holiday Open House!


Marketing Assistant; Roche Bros. Supermarkets


A Thanksgiving to Remember

By Dena Zigun November 22, 2014

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Celebrate Thanksgiving this year with a feast that will create memories for your entire family and all of your guests.

Roche Bros. and Sudbury Farms are here to help you with all of the food and grocery items you need, whether you’re cooking it up in your kitchen or bringing it home ready to go from ours.


The Main Event
Your choices for turkey abound, from Roche Bros. Farm Fresh Whole Turkeys to Plainville Organic Turkeys to Butterball Frozen Whole Turkeys.

Our meat department is also stocked with your choice of ham, from spiral cut to semi-boneless to chef-carved.
This year is the right time to discover our signature Roche Bros. Honey Crunch Turkey and Ham, flame-glazed in a sweet blend of honey, brown sugar and spices!

From rib roasts to chicken to steaks, don’t hesitate to ask us about other exciting meat options at the service meat case!


Highlights on the Sidelines
For many of your friends and family around the holiday table, it’s the side dishes that make the meal special.
Bring our primer on Cooking with Squash to your favorite Roche Bros. store and find something new to make with this seasonable vegetable, or pick up Our Kitchen’s Famous Butternut Squash. For the best in seasonings, find everything you need with world-class spices from Morton & Bassett in the grocery aisle.

Your guests certainly expect stuffing, and we have plenty of ways to meet that expectation! Our new recipe for Wild Rice & Butternut Squash Stuffing is a twist on the tradition that will soon become a family favorite. Or take the stuffing off your to-do list with one of Our Kitchen’s homemade creations: Chestnut Stuffing with Sausage or Apple Cornbread Stuffing with Bacon and Caramelized Onions.

Turkey also pairs beautifully with a creamy risotto with sweet or earthy vegetable and herb accents. For a different presentation, pick risotto up in the form of risotto cakes. For something healthy and light to balance things out, serve our Harvest Kale Salad and Roasted Asparagus with Pine Nuts and Parmesan.


Make it a Party
When friends and family are hanging out, watching the game and parade and waiting for the turkey to come out of the oven, be sure to have plenty of finger food available for them to snack on.

From Hors D’Oeuvres Plates to Shrimp Cocktail to ready-to-go vegetable and dip platters, Roche Bros. has what you need to make your guests happy while they can already smell the feast you’re cooking in the kitchen.

For your cheese platter, add one of our very own new, local Roche Bros. associate-made cheeses, Winter Warmer Cheddar or Chocolate Stout Cheddar, or pick up a ready-to-serve Gourmet Cheese Board right in the cheese department.


The Sweet Display
Take a nice, long break after the main meal so everyone can save some room for dessert!

Make a statement with Our Bakery’s  Fresh Trifle Bowls, in flavors ranging from pumpkin or gingerbread to strawberry or chocolate, and our signature Mile-High Apple Pie. Surround them with cookies or apple cider donuts for guests who just want a bite. And pick up a fresh-cut fruit bowl or tray in the produce department.

Make your own pumpkin pie or brownies, cake and cookies. If you have gluten-free guests, don’t forget to bring our gluten-free Thanksgiving grocery list with you!

And for organic options for the holiday in every department, check out our organic Thanksgiving round-up.

From everyone at Roche Bros., we wish you a happy Thanksgiving!






Get Your Holidays Dunn with Roche Bros.!

By Dena Zigun November 21, 2014

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Want some tips to simplify your life this holiday season while getting your dinner done deliciously?   This year, Roche Bros. Corporate Culinary Innovation Chef, Brian Dunn, is teaming up with 105.7 WROR to help make your holidays special and stress-free.  How?  Tune in to 105.7 each weekday at 5pm for a commercial free ride home with great music.  At 5:55pm, listen for the Dinner’s Dunn report for a new tip each day.  Then visit this page to get more tips, links to recipes, and other holiday helpers.


Time to bake the pie!  If you’re making your own, cooking it today will allow you to check one thing off your list, and the pie will still be perfect.  Not into baking pastry from scratch?  Roche Bros. bakery has pumpkin, pecan, apple, custard pies and more.  Regardless of who made the pie, Chef Dunn recommends topping it off with some homemade whipped cream.  It couldn’t be easier!  Just whip 1 cup of whipping cream in a mixer or by hand, until stiff peaks are just about to form.  Beat in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 1 tablespoon of confectioners sugar, and beat just until peaks form.  Try not to beat too much or you will start to make butter!


Thanksgiving is getting close – make sure you have all of your sides ready to go!  Casseroles, soups, and salads can round out the meal and offer some color and texture variety.  Picking up prepared soups and sides from Roche Bros. Kitchen can help you fill your table and take some stress out of cooking for the big day.  Chef Dunn’s favorite? Harvest Kale Salad.  Kale is very popular right now.  This salad pairs it with butternut squash, cranberries, and the right dressing for a hearty and healthy dish sure to impress.



Today is a great day to pick up the fresh produce you will need for Thursday’s dinner.  In addition to all the veggies for his side dishes, Chef Dunn likes to make sure he has fresh cranberries, fresh sage, and fresh rosemary on hand.  While dried herbs and spices can work well for certain flavors, sage and rosemary have noticeably better flavor, texture, and appearance when used fresh.  And cranberries add a pop of color and flavor whether baked into dishes or used as a ruby-red garnish.


Today is the last full day to place your dinner order with Roche Bros. Creative Entertaining.  We are happy to take your orders through noon on Saturday, November 22nd, for pickup on Wednesday, November 26th.  From oven roasted turkey dinners with all the fixings, to dinners featuring ham, prime rib, or roast leg of lamb, we can make Thanksgiving entertaining worry-free and delicious!  If you’re like Chef Dunn and prefer to make the main protein yourself, consider taking away some of the holiday stress by ordering appetizers, sides, or desserts from Roche Bros. Kitchen to ensure a full table.  Menus online here!


Order your turkey!!! Preordering your turkey from the Roche Bros. meat department is the best way to ensure that you have the right bird for you.  We have fresh, frozen, all-natural, organic, and brined options, just to name a few.  While you’re in the store pick up the grocery staples you will need to make your gravy on Thanksgiving Day.  All-natural Full Circle brand stock is delicious and a great value.  And to thicken your gravy easily, Argo cornstarch has always been Chef Dunn’s go-to!


Try some new squash!  While butternut squash is a fall favorite, Thanksgiving is a great time to try other delicious squash varieties.  One new favorite is Sweet Dumpling.  It is beautiful stuffed – a great vegetarian entree or side – and easy to prepare and serve as you can eat the skin!

Roche Bros. produce departments have an array of winter squashes on display.  Look for recipe cards in store, or try Chef Brian Dunn’s recipe for Sweet Dumpling Squash Stuffed with Truffle Mushroom Cous Cous right here!


Brine your turkey!  For a truly succulent main dish, add moisture and flavor to your turkey by soaking it in a mixture of water, salt and spices.  The Roche Bros. grocery department carries Turkey Perfect brine kits with a variety of seasoning blends so you can get the flavors just right.  Or for an even easier solution, order a pre-brined turkey from our meat department and cross another item off your list!


Even chefs use stuffing mix!  Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without stuffing.  To save time and still offer a delicious side, Roche Bros. Corporate Culinary Innovation Chef, Brian Dunn, adds mirpoix – a blend of chopped carrots, onions, and celery – and his favorite fresh sausage to the stuffing mix, adding flavor while easing stress.

Our Roche Bros. and Sudbury Farms locations have all of your Thanksgiving grocery needs on display – stock up today and save time later!

Prefer to make your own stuffing from scratch?  Try our new Tidbits Magazine recipe for Wild Rice & Butternut Squash Stuffing , sure to add some flair to your Thanksgiving Dinner.


Stay tuned to WROR, follow Chef Dunn @Dinners_Dunn on Twitter, or visit this page every day to get all of the Holidays Dunn!





Foodie, Holidays, What's New