Dinner So Good, It's Scary!!

As you may have noticed, we here at Dinners on the Porch don't like to let a chance to do a theme menu slip by us, and there's not much better than Halloween for silly themes!  So, in that spirit, may I present, our Frightfully Delicious Halloween Dinner!

Tuesday, October 30th:
Still-Beating Heart Stuffed Shells in Fire-roasted Marinara with Italian Sausage or Mushrooms
Vampire Repellant Garlic Rosemary Boulè
Terrifying Monster Mash Green Salad with Homemade Creamy Italian Dressing
Kids' Meal:  Worms & Eyeballs Spaghetti & Meatballs ($6)
Dessert:  Mini Pumpkin Whoopie Pies ($6 for 8 pies)
GYTTW #1:  Witches' Brew White Chicken Chili & Rice ($25, or $30 large)
GYTTW #2:  Severed Fingers Corndog Casserole (with Hebrew National Beef Hotdogs, Veggie Dogs, or Andouille Sausage and Salad

Additional Extras:  
Gluten Free Stuffed Zucchini in Fire-roasted Marinara with Italian Sausage or Mushrooms ($15, small pan)
Make-Your-Own Pizza Pack ($22 reg, $30 large)
Classic Homemade Hummus & Pita Chips ($5)
Roasted Red Pepper Dressing ($4)

Fresh Veggie Bag ($6)
Jalapeno Ranch Dressing ($4)
Salad Pack:  Organic Romaine, Veggies, Jalapeno Ranch & Croutons ($10)
Vantastic Pimento Cheese :  regular or Spicy!! ($5)

Camino Bakery Goodies:
Granola ($4)
Pumpkin Bread ($5)
Cinnamon Raisin Bread ($6)


We've been making these awesome Stuffed Shells for a long time, and people always tell us they love 'em.  We stuff our shells with fresh cheeses, spinach, seasonings, and locally-made Neece's Italian Sausage.  They are nestled in our delicious Fire-Roasted Marinara, topped off with cheese, and are a perfect pair with a nice glass of red wine.  You might just feel like you're in a little checkered-tablecloth bistro somewhere in little Italy as you enjoy your dinner (unless you dinner hour is like mine, meaning complete chaos and a million trips to the kitchen for milk, napkins, forks that fell on the floor, etc.  If that's your situation as well, I'm sorry.  Drink more red wine.)

We can't think of a much better companion to our Shells than a healthy, fresh Green Salad with fresh chopped veggies and great dressing.  Warm up the lovely Garlic Rosemary Bread to soak up that great sauce, and dinner is perfect!  Finish it up with a tiny sweet treat (the best kind, in my opinion) - Tart Sweet Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese filling - so decadent and delicious, it's a good thing they are mini!

Stock up for the week with two great frozen meals that you and your family will love!  We made these very funny, kid-friendly Corndog Casseroles with your choice of Hebrew National hotdogs, andouille sausage or veggie dogs, then mix it up with moist cornbread, cheese, green onions & corn.  Kids will love them, and you'll be surprised how much grown-ups do, too!  Pair it with a green salad, and you've got a great pre-Trick or Treating dinner plan!
AHHHH!!!  Creepy Severed Finger!!!!

Our White Bean Chicken or Veggie Chili is always a favorite, made with veggies, lots of chicken, cannellini beans and seasoning and served with rice, it's a delicious, warm meal on a cold night - and we have some of those coming up!
Witches don't brew Chili this tasty!!

Check out our extras - including GF Stuffed Zucchini, Pizza Packs, and healthy, Homemade Hummus, to round out your week and your life!  We don't want to think about you being hungry!!

That's all we've got this week, y'all!  If you're new or just rusty, there are answers to a few questions below, and then feel free to email me if you have others.  The links above have some info, but I haven't had a chance to change some of it since we switched back to Tuesday night, so email me if you're confused!

Thanks y'all, and have a great weekend getting ready for Halloween!!

Claire & Alex

Answers to a few questions (for more, check out the links above):
  • Meals will be delivered on Tuesday afternoon between 2 and 5:30 pm, and you do not need to be home to receive it (but you do need to leave your cooler out!)
  • Confirmation of your order will be a reminder email on Monday evening.  That email will include specific delivery-related instructions.
  • Regular dinner orders are $38, large orders are $45, and tax is included
  • Special requests can almost always be accommodated - we will email you back if we cannot do something
  • If you live outside of our delivery area, you can pick up your meal at Sociale Gourmet at 380 Knollwood, or email us to arrange a delivery to your place of work in town.
  • If you are sending a meal as a gift, just let us know in your email and we will let you know how to pay, etc.