Your Guide to an Organic Thanksgiving
By Cameron Madge November 19, 2014
From the produce department to the grocery aisles, Roche Bros. is stocked with what you need to make your family’s Thanksgiving organic this year. Here are our top tips for making your search for organics easy throughout the store.
From Full Circle Organic and Olivia’s to Earthbound Farms and Happy Valley, if your family chooses organic produce, Roche Bros. has dozens of offerings for you.
For Thanksgiving, roast organic potatoes, fingerling potatoes or yams with fresh herbs and olive oil. Select organic acorn and butternut squash for a silky soup that celebrates fall. Buy the butternut squash already peeled to save time in the kitchen! Also try it in our new recipe for Wild Rice Stuffing with Butternut Squash.
Sauté organic portabella mushrooms with fresh thyme, onions and butter for a healthful side dish. Complement the earthy flavors with a rich casserole made with organic green beans or combination of broccoli and cauliflower.
Why do some families choose organic produce from Roche Bros.? According to the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA), fruits and vegetables that are labeled and sold as organic are grown without using most pesticides or fertilizers with synthetic ingredients; there is no irradiation treatment; seeds and transplants are chemical-free; the fertilizer is natural. Choosing organics can help lower your exposure to these compounds and help protect farm workers and ecosystems.
When you are looking for organic offerings, keep an eye out for our organic logo in specially marked sections in the produce department, or search “organic” in the produce department of our online shopping app.
Turkey and Other Meat Options
Stop by the Roche Bros. meat department for your organic holiday turkey and other meats.
We are proud to offer whole organic turkeys from Plainville. This healthful, minimally processed choice for your holiday bird is grown free-range with no antibiotics and fed a vegetarian diet containing grains that are certified organic. Certified organic grains are free of synthetic chemicals such as pesticides and fertilizers, not using any genetically modified organisms, and grown on farmland that has been chemical free for at least three years.
Also find a host of organic meat offerings to add to your holiday table, including certified organic chicken from Bell & Evans and Laura’s Lean Grass Fed Organic Beef.
Throughout our grocery aisles, find the organic items you need for everything from savory sides to sweet dessert.
We have Full Circle Organic Cranberry Sauce for a classic side by itself, Farmers Market Organic Pumpkin Puree for all of your festive pies and desserts, organic baking mixes and flours for any finishing touch you have in mind, and more.
Bring our handy organic grocery list to lead you through the aisles and ensure you get home with everything you need for the Thanksgiving feast!
Enjoy Thanksgiving the organic way at Roche Bros.!
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Get Your Holidays Dunn with Roche Bros.!
By Dena Zigun November 17, 2014
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.
FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST, THE TIP OF THE DAY IS . . .
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!
FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH, THE TIP OF THE DAY IS . . .
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!
FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH, THE TIP OF THE DAY IS . . .
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!
FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH, THE TIP OF THE DAY IS . . .
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!
FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH, THE TIP OF THE DAY IS . . .
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!
Creative Entertaining Holiday Menus
By Cameron Madge November 12, 2014
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 Thanksgiving menu, click here, and visit one of our Creative Entertaining locations to place your order.
Please place your orders for Thanksgiving by noon on Saturday, November 22, for pick-up on Wednesday, November 26.
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Pizza Night for Halloween
By Cameron Madge October 24, 2014
Did you know that Halloween is the #1 Pizza Night of the year? Let us make dinner on Halloween easy for you and all the goblins in your family. We are stocked with everything you need to serve up great pizza in a flash.
Roche Bros.’ Kitchen makes it easy to feed everyone a quick dinner before you head out for a night of trick-or-treating! For your team of ghosts, try our Quarter Sheet Pan Pizzas, available in Cheese or Pepperoni. Buy one of each so you have plenty for the whole group.
Satisfy varied tastes with our Grilled Flatbread Pizzas. We’re offering six types: Cheese, Pepperoni, Four Cheese, Cheeseburger, BBQ Chicken and Roasted Tomato & Mozzarella.
Serve pizza Chicago-style! Stop by the deli for Pizzeria Uno Cheese Pizza and Pizza Skins. Just heat and serve!
Add our popular Bloomin’ Bread from our bakery to your pizza spread. Loaded with mozzarella, pepperoni and garlic butter, adults and kids alike will devour it!
While you’re in the bakery, think about making your own pizza. The kids will love to help! Find Roche Bros. Own Pizza Dough, ready for all of your favorite toppings.
Top it with tomato sauce, already diced peppers and onions from the produce department, pepperoni from the cheese department and your favorite blend of shredded cheese. We also have pizza pans and cutters – your one stop shop for Pizza Night.
Of course, we have plenty of frozen pizza options if you want to keep it simple. Take your pick on great deals from Cape Code Café Frozen Pizza to Mystic Pizza and more.
Your Roche Bros. family wishes you a great Pizza Night and a very happy Halloween, and for more great spooky recipes and fun ideas, be sure to visit our Halloween Pinterest Board!
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Rosh Hashanah Meals from Creative Entertaining
By Cameron Madge September 10, 2014
L’Shanah Tovah! Rosh Hashanah is upon us again, and we’re ready to get celebrating to welcome in the year 5775! To make your life easier, our Creative Entertaining Catering has a whole assortment of appetizers, sides, and main courses to make sure your celebration goes off without a hitch.
For appetizers, choose from selections of potato pancakes, chopped liver, or knishes and side dishes include chicken soup, matzoh balls, or tzimmes. For Main Entrées, try options like Roast Brisket, Lemon Dill Salmon, Olive & Herb Roasted Chicken, Stuffed Cabbage and more.
For a full menu, as well as additional information about our holiday catering service, see our full Rosh Hashanah menu here. Orders must be placed by Saturday, September 20th.
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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!
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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.
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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
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