4th of July Roundup
By Cameron Madge July 01, 2014
Happy 4th of July from Roche Bros.!
You know summer is in full swing when July 4th is upon us! At Roche Bros., we have everything you need to celebrate Independence Day with family and friends and make it delicious.
From that sweet and tangy BBQ taste to desserts in patriotic shapes and colors, here are our suggestions to make your Fourth of July special:
Heating Things Up
If you’re looking to heat things up by firing up the grill – or want a little spice at your cookout – we have all the special items you need to make memories at your BBQ.
For the main course, offer our Certified Angus Prime Grinds and Fenway Franks.
Don’t forget to stop in the bakery for the rolls! And look for gluten-free BBQ options in the grocery aisle.
Make it a Rib Fest with all sorts of fresh ribs in our meat department, with your favorite barbecue sauce. You can also find grill-ready ribs in the meat case, with your choice of sauces. Or bring home a ready-to-go BBQ from Our Kitchen with BBQ Pulled Pork, St. Louis BBQ Ribs and BBQ Jumbo Chicken Leg Quarters! Just heat and serve, without even lighting up the grill.
Add some real cache to your stars-and-stripes celebration with our new Chef Ready Lobster Tails. Try them plain or marinated, with your choice of Lemon Rosemary, Lime Vinaigrette, Roasted Garlic, Sweet Teriyaki or Sriracha BBQ.
Show off your cooking skills by Grilling Vegetables to enjoy on the side. From corn on the cob grilled in the husk to rainbow grilled vegetables on skewers, you really can’t go wrong. Or pick up some hot side dishes from Our Kitchen. Twice Baked Potatoes and Mom’s Baked Beans are sure to be devoured.
When you’re ready for a toast, check out our primer on pairing your grilled meats with wines to enhance their flavor.
Playing it Cool
With the sun beating down, some of your guests will surely want to play it cool. Make sure you have these crisp, cool options available for them to enjoy:
Salads: Always a crowd-pleaser, find Bud Roche’s original recipe Homemade Potato Salad in our deli department.
It’s also a great time to try something new! We have four new savory salads in our deli. Select from spicy Sriracha Chicken Salad, zesty Basil Tomato Tortellini Salad, crunchy Edamame Cranberry with Walnuts Salad and fresh Orzo Kale Salad. If you can’t decide, serve more than one!
Our Kitchen is also brimming with fresh new takes on salad that are full of flavor and packed with healthy ingredients. Try Summer Vegetable Couscous Salad and Three-Bean Kale Salad for the 4th.
Dips: Our Kitchen’s Guacamole, Seven-Layer Dip and Buffalo Chicken Dip go well with crackers, chips and your crudite platter.
Cheese: For this weekend’s festivities, why not make your own cheese board? Roche Bros.’ cheese department has everything you need. A traditional French cheese board includes four cheeses: one made with sheep’s milk, one made with cow’s milk, one goat cheese and one blue cheese.
Try Locatelli Pecorino Romano, President Brie, Chavrie Goat Cheese and Salemville Amish Blue. Or ask an expert for suggestions in the cheese department. Add grapes, almonds and a bit of honey and your cheese board is complete.
And if don’t have the time, don’t worry! We have plenty of time to make a cheese board for you, so come to Roche Bros. to pick one up.
We’re celebrating red, white and blue with an array of Patriotic Desserts in our bakery that are ready for you to bring home! From cakes to tarts to trifles, we have an option for everyone.
Use that sweet final moment to keep things cool with sliced watermelon and popsicles in all colors. On a holiday at this time of year, you’ll need enough frozen delights for kids and grown-ups alike.
Extend the party a little bit longer by circling the grill and roasting marshmallows to make s’mores. We have many choices for graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate throughout the grocery department.
Happy 4th of July from the Roche Bros. family!
Your Memorial Day Menu Round-Up
By Cameron Madge May 21, 2014
It’s Memorial Day this coming Monday, May 26! That means it’s time to invite your friends and family over and fire up the grill.
As always, Roche Bros. has all the staples and special touches you need to enjoy this chance to kick-off the summer.
Whether you want to make your own BBQ from scratch or you need to get a whole barbecue spread on the table in no time at all, Roche Bros. Kitchen has everything you need to make your holiday celebration delicious.
Here are our tips for your Memorial Day Menu:
For the main course, the options are virtually endless.
Burgers and Hot Dogs: It’s not a cookout without burgers and hot dogs! Keep your backyard barbecue simple and delicious by making burgers with USDA Choice Ground Beef or Laura’s Lean Grass-Fed Organic Ground Beef.
Serve burgers that will be your most gourmet guests’ dream 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 mouth-watering flavored patties: Mushroom & Swiss, Cheddar Cheese, Onion & Pepper, Bacon & Cheddar, and Cracked Black Pepper.
And enjoy a taste of Fenway in your own backyard, with Fenway Franks, new in our deli department.
Stop by the bakery department for all the buns you need to make your burgers and hot dogs complete, and find condiments in the grocery aisle.
True Barbecue Taste: Feature barbecue flavors with our wide selection of fresh ribs or Bell and Evans Chicken Breasts slathered with Sweet Baby Ray’s Award-Winning Barbecue Sauce from our grocery department.
You can also buy grill-ready ribs from Roche Bros. meat case, with your choice of sauces. Or bring home a ready-to-go BBQ from Our Kitchen with BBQ Pulled Pork, St. Louis BBQ Ribs and BBQ Jumbo Chicken Leg Quarters! Just heat and serve, without even lighting up the grill.
Marinated Main Courses: The key to delicious grilled meat is the marinade, which not only keeps it tender and juicy, but also makes for healthier grilling. You can make a simple marinade with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper and a hint of honey. It’s great on vegetables or steak. Or give it an Asian flavor for grilled chicken or salmon with soy sauce, rice vinegar, lime, crushed red pepper and brown sugar.
Don’t have the time to make your own? Try our wide-array of marinated Grill-Ready Kebabs. With your choice of teriyaki garlic, bourbon, lemon pepper, lemon garlic or Cajun, and all types of meat to choose from, you can easily please all of your guests’ palates.
Appetizers, Sides & Salads
To ensure that no one goes hungry while the grill is heating up, make sure you have some Honeystung Drummies warmed up from our wing bar.
And you’ll need an array of fresh vegetables with a choice of dips. Save some time in making your crudite platter with the pre-chopped vegetables, available in our produce department.
For dips, Our Kitchen’s Guacamole, Seven-Layer Dip and Buffalo Chicken Dip are always big hits. And enhance your cheese and crackers display with Our Own Homemade Cheese Spreads.
For salads, Bud Roche’s original-recipe handmade potato salad has been a staple for many years, alongside newer options, such as our Aegean Pasta Salad, both available in the deli.
And the gourmet Memorial Day side dishes made fresh daily in Our Kitchen include everything from Chickemama Salad to Grilled Cauliflower with Tomatoes.
The Sweet Tooth
For dessert, how about a selection of cookies? From chocolate chip to oatmeal raisin, you really can’t go wrong.
Make dessert patriotic with our Flag Decorated Cake or Fresh Fruit Tart, with fresh strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream.
Or take your pick of our popular Trifles, with your choice of new Black Forest, new Lemon Berry, Chocolate or Strawberry Shortcake.
Of course, you know it’s a great barbecue when seeds of watermelon are sprinkled all over the deck. Don’t forget to pick one up in the produce department!
Happy Memorial Day from all of us at Roche Bros.
A Beautiful Easter Celebration
By Dena Zigun April 17, 2014
Easter means joyous family celebrations. As always, our Roche Bros. and Sudbury Farms stores are stocked with all of the ingredients you need for a brunch or dinner you create yourself, and a slew of gourmet, home-style choices from Our Kitchen if you’d like to leave all the cooking to us!
Start by dressing your home with the freshest spring flowers from our floral department. Choose from bold Celebration Bouquets, soft pastel Bunny Bloom Bouquets, a bright array of Spring Bulb Plants and anything custom you would like our floral designers to create.
Here is what you need to host a festive brunch or traditional dinner this Easter:
Your Easter brunch
For your Easter brunch, there is one sure thing: Eggs are a central item on the menu. We have all the tips you need to make your own frittata and a fun new recipe for Eggs in a Basket. Sometimes referred to as Egg’s Nest or Sunshine Toast, this recipe combines a few favorite breakfast foods into one delicious package.
Start off your Easter morning with this recipe for Ham, Asparagus, and Gruyere Strata. Be sure to plan on preparing it the night before, as this dish requires at least four hours of refrigeration.
From Our Kitchen, bring home any of our delicious traditional Quiches or our new Smoked Salmon Crustless Quiche, featuring a savory mixture of smoked salmon, red onion, red peppers, asparagus, mushrooms and dill.
On the side, make your bacon special by glazing it with brown sugar and maple syrup. Or find Vermont Smoke & Cure Bacon in Roche Bros. meat department.
A traditional Easter dinner
A centerpiece on many Easter tables year after year, Our Signature Honey Crunch Ham makes Easter dinner memorable all over Massachusetts.
As an alternative, try one of our other popular entrée selections: Our Honey Crunch Turkey, spiral cut ham, boneless turkey breast, prime rib or roasted boneless leg of lamb.
Or roast your own leg of lamb! Coat the lamb evenly with lemon juice, fresh minced garlic and rosemary. Then, season with salt and pepper and roast it in the oven. When it’s done, use the pan drippings to make a sauce. Add fresh herbs and deglaze the pan with white wine and chicken stock. Reduce it until you get the consistency of a sauce.
On the side, the options are many. Complement your prime rib or lamb with Our Kitchen’s Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese, Pine Nuts and Balsamic Vinegar or Lemon Orzo Verde.
Make your ham into a complete meal with our Cheddar Baked Potatoes or Roasted Rosemary Red Potatoes. Serve turkey with our Roasted Maple Butternut Squash and Fresh Sauteed Vegetable Medley.
The finishing touch
End your meal on a sweet note with a platter of home-baked cookies, a beautiful strawberry shortcake with fresh whipped cream or a fresh-baked pie.
Or stop at Roche Bros.’ bakery. From our own homemade Ricotta Pie to hand-decorated Chocolate Easter Egg Cakes that are truly a work of art, our bakery has what you need to make your holiday dessert something to remember.
Passover Menu Tips and Choices
By Dena Zigun April 09, 2014
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 15 to April 22. The first night of the holiday is celebrated on Monday, April 14.
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 delicious and easy:
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.
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 zesty new 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.
From fresh spring vegetable side dishes to traditional Passover accompaniments, your options are virtually endless.
In Our Kitchen, we’ll be roasting red potatoes with onions, mashing potatoes with garlic and making our own Homemade Potato Kugel. We’ll be glazing carrots with honey, mixing a beautiful medley of asparagus and making Matzo Stuffing, with and without spinach.
If you’re looking to make a special yet simple side dish, pair your chicken or brisket with a colorful 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.
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.
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 our Creative Entertaining catering service.
In addition to Roast Brisket as an entree, we are offering Stuffed Chicken Breasts, Roast Plainville Turkey and Roast Empire Turkey, ready to heat and serve at home.
A full dinner for 8-10 people with the entrée of your choice includes the following: 2 pounds 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.
Our Passover offerings will be available in-store beginning Friday, April 11th. We encourage ordering ahead to ensure availability.
The order deadline is Friday, April 11th for pick-up beginning Sunday, April 13, 2014 and by special order through the end of Passover. Also try any of these items and many more a la carte, as a supplement to whatever you are cooking up at home!
Roche Bros. and Sudbury Farms are not kosher establishments.
12 Days of Ways to Save
By Cameron Madge December 13, 2013
If there was any doubt before, the Holiday season is now in full force. Here at Roche Bros., we’re celebrating by doing our own special twist on the 12 Days of Christmas! Starting on December 13th and continuing through December 24th, we’re having one incredible sale each day! Traditionally the 12 Days of Christmas would begin on Christmas Day and continue to January 5th, but we just simply couldn’t wait that long to share these deals with you!
Check out this list of sales, and plan ahead to maximize your savings and plan out your shopping days!
Day 1 (Dec 13th) – Coca Cola 12 Packs, $1.77 ea
Day 2 (Dec 14th) – Chiquita Bananas, $.39 per lb
Day 3 (Dec 15th) – Domino Sugar 4 lbs, $.99 ea
Day 4 (Dec 16th) – 85% Ground Beef, 3 lbs or more, $2.22 per lb
Day 5 (Dec 17th) – Brigham’s Ice Cream, 1qt, $1.88 ea
Day 6 (Dec 18th) – Sweet Clementines, 5 lb box, $3.99 ea
Day 7 (Dec 19th) – Green Mountain K-Cup 12-pack, $3.99 ea
Day 8 (Dec 20th) – Jumbo Stuffing Shrimp, $9.99 per lb
Day 9 (Dec 21st) – Tostitos or Ruffles, $1.77 ea
Day 10 (Dec 22nd) – Roche Bros Bacon, $1.99
Day 11 (Dec 23rd) – Energizer Batteries, $2.99
Day 12 (Dec 24th) – Nabisco Oreos, $.99
By Dena Zigun November 14, 2013
With Hanukah’s early arrival this year, it will be here before we know it! Don’t get caught off guard – the first candle lighting is on Wednesday, November 27th!
The much anticipated Thanksivukah follows on the Thursday, November 28th. Read all about it in Tidbits, and try our delicious Sweet Potato Latkes with Spiced Apple Butter recipe for a fun way to combine the two holidays.
We know the holiday is a long one, so all Kitchen Hanukah items – including our traditional potato pancakes and delicious Brisket – are available November 26th through December 6th.
Roche Bros. and Sudbury Farms are not kosher establishments, but we do have an assortment of kosher grocery items from manufacturers including Kedem, Manichewitz, Paskesz and Rokeach. Find them all in our weekly circular or in the ad below – just click on the picture to make it larger.