National Chili Day

       Did you know February 27th is National Chili Day? Chili is one of the best things to chef up during the slow-cooker season! In honor of this, we have gathered some different ways to enjoy chili for you to try, even vegan ones. What is your favorite way to enjoy chili? How do you cook your chili? Do you have a favorite chili recipe? Send us in your thoughts, and we may feature your recipe! 

 

Different types of chili:

  • Chile Con Carne

  • Spicy Vegan Chocolate Chili

  • Bacon Chili

  • White Chicken Chili

  • Chili Verde

  • Vegetarian Chili

  • Rocky Mountain Chili

  • Black Bean Chili

  • Cincinnati Chili

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Bruschetta

         Bruschetta is one of the best and tastiest snacks no matter what time of day, and in any season. Better yet, it is fast to make. The best part- Roma’s carries all of the ingredients! Try out our recipe below.

 

Ingredients:

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Tomatoes
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Basil Leaves
  • French Baguette

Directions:

  1. Mix tomatoes, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, and a touch of salt & pepper into a bowl.
  2. Slice the mozzarella cheese into thin slices.
  3. Slice the french baguette into smaller pieces and toast to your liking.
  4. Add the toppings! Add the mozzarella cheese, followed by your tomato mixture.
  5. Finally, top off the bruschetta with a couple basil leaves.
  6. It is now ready to serve!
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Super Bowl Sunday

    Hosting Super Bowl this year? Coming up with your own menu can be challenging, we get it. We are here to help. Check out our many ideas below to ease your mind! Of course, we also added some drink ideas, too. Anything you choose is sure to keep your hungry football fans happy! As always, stop into our Latham location for any ingredients you may need, or have us cook it for you! You are sure to take home the trophy. Check out our Super Bowl food specials below and call us to place your order! 

 

Appetizers: set the tone for game-time snacks with our robust appetizer platters!  

  • Veggie Trays
  • Fruit and Dip
  • Antipasto
  • Clams (uncooked)
  • Pepperoni and Cheese
  • Shrimp Cocktail
  • Spinach & Artichoke Dip 

 

Finger Foods: build up their appetite with warm finger foods!

  • Crab Cakes
  • Chicken Wings (raw)
  • Mini Meatballs
  • Arancini
  • Bruschetta

 

Entrees: Score big with these mouth-watering items! 

  • Pizza
  • Party Submarines
  • Sausage and Peppers
  • Lasagna
  • Chef Dave’s Beef Chili
  • Pulled Pork
  • Baby Back Ribs
  • Chicken Parm
  • Baked Ziti

 

Drinks: don’t forget the beverages! You’re handling the cooking, or at least ordering the food! Delegate the drinks to your guests, but have backup just in case!

  • Beer
  • Soda 
  • Juice

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Key West Snowball Cookies

What better way to bring the taste of the Keys up north during the Holiday Season? With these meltaway lime snowball cookies, you can temporarily trick your taste buds!

 

Ingredients:

2/3 c. unsalted, softened butter

2/3 c. powdered sugar 

zest and juice of 2 limes

1 tsp. vanilla 

1 tsp. kosher salt

1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour

1 tbsp. cornstarch 

2/3 c. powdered sugar for dusting 

Sugar sprinkles 

Directions:

  • Heat convection oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and cornstarch and mix thoroughly. 
  • In a KitchenAid standing mixer, combine powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla until mixed and golden. Add in lime juice and lime zest and mix thoroughly. 
  • Once wet ingredients are combined, add in the dry mixture in two batches. Scrap down edges as needed.
  • Once the dough is formed, make mini “snowballs.” Dust with powdered sugar and sugar sprinkles until covered. If you have time, let these chill for 1-2 hours. If you don’t, that’s okay, too; you will have a slightly different consistency. 
  • Bake for 12 minutes, or until edges start to golden. 
  • Remove and let cool to room temperature. 
  • Dust with more powdered sugar. 
  • Enjoy!
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Canned Cranberry Sauce Hacks

Upgrade your Canned Cranberry Sauce With These Hacks!

Although the canned shape of cranberry sauce is nostalgic, for those looking to spruce up the traditional side dish, these hacks are for you!

  1. Add Orange & Spice. Remove the cranberry sauce from its can. In a medium saucepan, combine cranberry sauce, the juice & zest from two oranges, 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg. Over medium-head bring mixture to a boil and reduce heat and let sit for 10 minutes. Chill in the refrigerator to thicken. 
  2. Mix-in whole cranberries. In a medium mixing bowl, empty canned cranberry jelly and use whisk to breakdown the shape. Then, add (cooked) whole cranberries. 
  3. Finish your dish with this. After plating your canned whole cranberry sauce, finish it with freshly chopped rosemary or a fruit zest! 

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Eggplant Meatballs

Eggplant Meatballs: the vegetarian twist on an Italian classic!

Ingredients: 

Cooking spray

• 1/2 tbsp. EVOO

1 1/4 lbs. eggplant, cut into 1-in. pieces

Salt & pepper to taste

2 garlic cloves, crushed

2 tbsp. chopped basil

1 1/2 c seasoned breadcrumbs

1 large egg, beaten

2 oz. Romano cheese, freshly grated

1 tbsp. flat-leaf parsley

Jar of Pomodoro sauce

Directions:

• Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

• Spray a large, rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.

• Heat EVOO in a large skillet over high. Add eggplant cubes and 1/4 c. water. Add salt and pepper to taste and cook until tender, stirring occasionally. (about 12 minutes).

• Place eggplant into a food processor and pulse a few times, then transfer to a bowl.

• Add chopped basil, parsley, garlic, Romano, breadcrumbs, 1/2 tsp. salt, ⅛ tsp. pepper, and egg into the bowl and mix.

• Roll mixture into 24 balls and place on a baking sheet. Bake about 25 minutes (until browned).

Heat sauce in a deep skillet and add meatballs. Cook about 5 minutes, then serve with basil leaves.

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