Hot Grill

charcoal grill

It’s been so hot lately, it’s hard to believe that grilling food is so popular during the heat of the summer. But you know what’s worse than sweating over a hot grill? Losing the food you labored over through the grate.

This weeks tip helps with grilling those tricky smaller foods like fresh garden vegetables and fresh shrimp. Prevent ingredients from falling through the grill grate by inserting two skewers into each ingredient instead of just one. It will also help keep your ingredients from wiggling out of place when you flip them.

Our calendar offers four days of meals this week, including our Summer Picnics. Check out what’s cooking at supportsuppers.com and let us help with dinner this week. Thanks for your Support!

 

Fired Up

Grilled skewers

On hot summer evenings around dinner time, I’m usually outside watering the garden. I love the smokey scent that fills the air from my neighbor’s grills cooking dinner for their families with fresh meats and vegetables. We love cooking on the grill as well. Tonight's cooking tip is all about the grill.

For a great way to clean your grill after cooking on it, cut a Vidalia Onion in half and lightly seasoned it with olive oil. Slide the onion half, oil side down, over the cooking surface until the grates are free of debris. This is a safe and easy way to keep the grill grates clean while keeping them seasoned for your next tasty grilled meal.

We have another full week of delicious meals planned including two of our Summer Picnic menus. Check out what’s cooking at supportsuppers.com/order and let us help with dinner this summer. Thanks for your Support!

 

Secret Ingredients

Guacamole and ingredients

During the Summer I always keep ingredients on hand for my favorite side dish recipes to bring to impromptu get-togethers with friends and family. They’re generally crowd pleasers, which sometimes surprises me because many of my favorite recipes come from online searches. However, I rarely follow online recipes exactly. I often “go rogue” making changes based on the ingredients I have, and what I believe will pack the most flavor into the finished product.

One of my favorite substitution ingredients is shallots. I always have shallots on hand, they’re relatively inexpensive and stay fresh for a long time without taking up a lot of counter space. Whenever a cold recipe calls for diced onions or red onions, I often substitute a smaller portion of minced shallots. I do this in my favorite guacamole recipe and it’s always a hit. For me, it’s a much more pleasing bite than getting a mouth full of raw diced onions.

This week we have 4 days of meals on the calendar including our debut of the Summer Picnic menus. Check out what’s cooking at supportsuppers.com and let us help with dinner this week. Thanks for your Support!

 

 

Cut & Wait

garlic cloves

This past week has been pretty exciting. It started with a surprise trip to Raleigh, NC to Support some of my friends and family who live slightly outside our delivery reach. It was a long and exhausting day, but so fun to see everyone and share some of our Support Suppers love with them.

We were also featured in an article on the Richmond Moms Blog. They did a beautiful job with the article and at the end put together “18 Reasons to Make Someone’s Day with a Supper Supper!”. I LOVE it!

This week's cooking tip is about maximizing the health benefits of some of the foods we eat regularly. Did you know that letting freshly chopped garlic stand for 10 to 15 minutes before cooking it allows the healthy sulfide compounds, such as allicin to fully develop before heat inactivates the enzymes? So for maximum health benefits from garlic, Cut & Wait!

Speaking of garlic, we have two days of delicious meals lined up for the second half of the week. Check out what’s cooking, as well as our Gift Meal options and treat yourself or a loved one to a delicious summer meal. Thank you for your Support and we wish everyone a happy and safe Independence Day celebration!

Summer Beverage Game-changer

Mint and lemon water

Every year there are two things in the garden that always thrive, mint and jalapeños. They grow so plentiful it’s nearly impossible to use all of them. I’ll be the first to admit, I’m a little ashamed of myself for not knowing about this week’s cooking tip sooner. But, it’s never too late for a good summer cooking hack!

Roughly chop fresh mint leaves and distribute generously into an ice cube tray. Fill each cube with a small amount of water and freeze. Add the ice cubes to your favorite summer drinks, like iced tea, cocktails and sparkling water.

We have a delicious week of meals scheduled as well as some fun surprises that we’ll feature on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. Check out what’s cooking and our Gift Meal option and treat yourself or a loved one to a delicious meal delivered. Thank you for your Support!

Summer Garden Time

Is it really the middle of June already? I can’t believe there are already fruits and vegetables growing in the backyard garden. While I love having a garden, I always struggle to make use of the literal fruits of my labor before they spoil.

This week’s tip is inspired by my youngest kiddo who loves strawberries, especially the ones fresh from the field. Soak strawberries in water with a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to extend their shelf life.

This week we’re offering three nights of delicious meals. Check out what’s cooking this week, and our entire menu through the end of August as well as our Gift Meal option. Let us delight you or a loved one with the gift of a delicious meal delivered. Thank you for your Support!

Summertime Menus

We are so excited to announce that we have posted our dates and menus for June, July and August including our Summer Picnic menus to supportsuppers.com. It was so fun to create these menus as well as add some of our favorite summertime recipes to our normal lineup.

We have a lot of fun surprises in the works this summer. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for real-time updates to our exciting journey.

This week we have three nights of delicious meals on the calendar. Check out what’s cooking and let us help you Support your loved ones or treat yourself to a break from cooking. Thank you for all of your Support and encouragement, it means the world to us!

Mason Jars

If you’ve ever been the recipient of one of our Support Suppers then you may have some unoccupied mason jars in your kitchen. I love mason jars. They are so versatile as a kitchen tool, serving bowl or even decorative accent for entertaining.

I’ve always known they are great for shaking up a quick salad dressing, but when I found this week’s cooking tip, it never occurred to me to use one for whipping fresh cream. What a convenient way to make the perfect amount of fresh whipped cream for fresh fruit desserts without having to clean a mixer and mixing blade afterward.

Select an appropriately sized mason jar, pour the desired amount of fresh whipping cream into a mason jar without filling it beyond halfway, seal it tight and shake until the desired consistency is achieved. If you keep shaking it long enough, you can take it all the way to butter.

Our lineup this week will refresh your palate and get you excited to welcome Summer this weekend. Check out what’s cooking through the end of June at supportsuppers.com or explore our Gift Meal and Custom Catering options. We look forward to delighting you and your loved ones soon, thank you for your Support.