It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

We're very excited to celebrate being in our new space with one of our favorite & most-requested family dinners, and we think it's the perfect dinner for this busy season - warm, flavorful & comforting!  I wrote about my childhood memories that inspired this menu when we first made it last year, which you can read here.

We're hoping this week's delivery will help you get all stocked up before the busy holiday, and then we're so exited to report that we'll be open at The Porch Tuesday - Friday for you to come pick up fresh & frozen meals as well!  I'll post a menu of what we have available next week!

Tuesday, December 17th:  Booyah Celebration y'all!!!
Main Meal 
(small $32, regular $38, or large $45):
  • Booyah BBQ Stew with Smoked Chicken & Roasted Pork - spicy or mild!
  • Circa 1982 Wedge Salad with Applewood Bacon & Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
  • Cheesy Cornbread
  • Vegetarian Version:  Booyah BBQ Stew with Beans & Veggies
  • Kids' Meal:  BBQ Pork & Buns for Sliders ($6)
  • Dessert:  M&M Brownies with Chocolate Icing ($6)
GYTTW Options:
  1. Mamacita's Tortilla Soup with Fixings (roast pork or vegetarian with squash, $25)
  2. Three Cheese Jumbo Stuffed Shells with Italian Sausage or Fresh Spinach & Mushroom ($25, $30 Large)
  3. Chicken or Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas Verdes ($25)
  4. Crock Pot Singapore Honey Sesame Chicken & Rice ($22, $30 Large)
  5. Friday Night Pizza Pack ($22, $30)
Optional Extras:
  • Mimi's Chile con Queso (16 oz size, $7)
  • Homemade Cilantro Jalapeno Ranch Dressing (16 oz size, $6)
  • Fresh Fruit Quart ($6)
  • Fresh Salad Pack:  Organic Romaine, Veggies, Jalapeno Ranch & Croutons ($10)
  • Vantastic Pimento Cheese :  regular or Spicy!! ($5)
  • Be Nice Bagels Jalapeno Bagels or Chocolate Chip Bagels ($6 each sleeve of 6 small bagels)
  • Camino Bakery Pumpkin Bread ($5)
  • Camino Bakery Multigrain Sandwich Loaf ($6)

This is such a fun, family-friendly dinner that I could serve it in my house once a week and have very happy campers (but I don't, because it's a pain to make!)!  Of course we'll start with the Iceberg Wedge.  If your kids are still on the fence about salads in general, they are likely to jump right down onto this one.  We'll serve it deconstructed, so everyone can stack it up just like you like it.

The Booyah BBQ Stew is loaded with every manner of delicious things:  great smoky meat, BBQ sauce, corn, tomatoes, beans and seasonings.  It is also Gluten Free, so it's a great dinner for anyone with tricky food issues.  It is firmly in the category of meal rather than soup, and it's a perfect January dinner that your whole family will love.  And you can debate the origins of the name in your house and maybe even come up with your own!  You'll want to crumble in some warm Cheesy Cornbread, and probably have another piece on the side as well loaded up with butter just to keep the whole meal in balance.

All of our GYTTW meals this week are standard favorites, which we find comforting when there is so much going on this time of year.  (In full disclosure, I have not bought one single Christmas present for anyone, so I hope that makes everyone feel much better about their shopping!)  It's busy, and it's a good plan to stay ahead of things by having a great dinner on hand for busy nights, company, and house guests!

Just let us know what you'd like on your Porch & we'll look forward to seeing you there!

Here are just a few things to keep in mind:
  • Email your order to and please be specific!!!   
  • You will receive your confirmation & reminder on Monday night - call me asap on Tuesday morning if you do not receive that email because it means we do not have you on our list!
  • Dinners will be delivered or be available for pick up at The Porch (840 Mill Works St) on Tuesday afternoons between 2-6 pm.
  • If you are new, please send your address so we let you know if you are a pick-up or a delivery person.  
  • If you have any food allergies, please let us know!
  • You are welcome to request anything you'd like (no cheese, no onions, etc), and we'll let you know if we can do it!
  • For any other questions, check out the Order 411 page or email me at

And don't forget all of the other fun we've got in store this coming week!

Elf on the Porch:

As in past years, we love to help you with holiday gift-giving by sending out our Elf to deliver special packages to everyone on your list.

This year, we're offering three great packages for you to choose, and we'll deliver those baskets during the week of December 16-20.  

To Order:  Visit our Elf on the Porch page to see what is available, then email me at letting me know which baskets you want and where all you want them to go.  (please include a name and address for each basket you order, or if you want to deliver them yourself, just ask that they all be delivered to you).

We will send you a confirmation & payment instructions.

Holiday Gift Certificates:

We have some adorable new gift certificates just in time for the holidays, and we think they are the perfect way to say I Love You to everyone on your list!  You can purchase them in any amount you'd like, and your recipients can use them to purchase Dinners on the Porch meals, food from our Grab & Go coolers at The Porch, or to dine in at The Porch (very soon!!).  

To Order, please email me at and let me know where you'd like your certificate mailed, how much you'd like it made out for, and any special note you'd like to include.  

We will send you a confirmation & payment instructions.

Second Harvest Food Bank Fundraiser:

Our friends at Charity Chicks have partnered up with the Second Harvest Food Bank this year to help that organization provide much-needed food to families in our community.  As one of their fundraisers, they are helping to sell some delicious casseroles prepared at the Second Harvest Food Bank  All proceeds go to support the Food Bank.

We are so happy to help in a very small way by providing a pick-up spot for the casseroles, so if you have ordered some, you'll come to the brand new Porch to pick them up on December 18th.  There's lots more information at this link.

The Porch!

Y'all!!  The Porch is official - we're cooking & getting the coolers stocked up for you.  Plan to come see us next week & pick up meals & more for your house, and get a sneak peek of the almost-ready restaurant!

Here are some pictures of what we've been up to!

Very exciting development ...

Taco Taste Testing!

Porch of the Porch!

Very cool Porch sign made by our New Hampshire cousins.

Get ready to pick up some good food, y'all!

Okay y'all - we are working like crazy & can't wait to see y'all soon!

Claire & all of us at The Porch