Monthly Archives: May 2017

Traveling This Summer? Order Meals to Go!

When beach season hits in Delaware, it’s time to head to the shore. Whether for the weekend or your annual weeklong getaway, there’s nothing better than summertime at the ocean. In addition to towels, sunscreen and those cute gladiator sandals, you can now take meals to go from About the Table!

We all know the foundation of every good beach day (or party) is the food. But heading straight to the grocery store when you arrive, and then cooking all your meals, will seriously cut into your relaxation and family time. Besides, who wants to do all that work on vacation?

Pack Travel Meals To Go

Our team is happy to prepare a luxurious picnic lunch to keep you full and satisfied between building sandcastles and surfing. We can also send you off with marinated steaks and vibrant salads for BBQs at the beach house. Need breakfast to start the day? How about homemade muffins or cheese and asparagus quiche?

We can prepare meals that are fully cooked or require minimal cooking, such as a few minutes on the grill. Just tell us about your trip, and we will help you decide what will work best. We’ll also give you simple heating, serving and packing instructions, as needed.

And it’s easier than getting a reservation…

Here’s How It Works:                 
                                                        
If you’re a current client, there’s no need to skip a week of regular service if you’re going out of town. Instead, let us know when you’re traveling and we’ll plan a menu you can enjoy on the road or at your destination. Call or email about 2 weeks in advance so we can plan accordingly.

If you’re not a current client, call or email us to learn how we can prepare meals for your getaway—or start a regular service. 302-365-0143

Sample Dishes:

• All-American Burgers
• Marinated Steak
• Tequila-Lime Chicken
• Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin
• Family-Style Baked Ziti
• Farmer’s Market Salad
• Quinoa Tabbouleh with Fresh Herbs
• Mini Muffins
• Egg Quiche and Casseroles

No matter your adventure, About the Table can fuel your summer excursions with customized meals to go. While you’re slowing down, we’re just heating up. Contact us for details.

Unique Mother’s Day Gifts for the Garden and Food Lover

Mother’s Day is one of my favorite holidays because it brings my family together for fantastic food and company in (usually) nice weather. There’s nothing I love more than enjoying a great meal outside with the people I care about most.

I have a close relationship with my mom, and some years I struggle to come up with unique Mother’s Day gifts that accurately express how much I appreciate her. Flowers, candy, a nice card. My mom is always grateful, but I like to surprise her with something really special (she deserves it!).

That’s why I’ve created this list of unique Mother’s Day gifts that will surely be a hit with your mom, aunt, grandmother—or whoever deserves your affection!

Gardening Tools: Does Mom dream of cultivating a garden, but lack the proper tools to make it a reality? A tool bag or carrying case full of gardening tools (don’t forget the knee pad!) and some organic seed packets may be the catalyst for getting her out in the garden. Pair the kit with a wide-brimmed sun hat and some pretty gardening gloves, and offer to spend a day helping her prepare the garden beds.

Herb Tower: If Mom lives in a city or needs to conserve space, an herb tower is a great way for her to grow herbs indoors or on a balcony. She won’t have to buy fresh herbs from the grocery store anymore, and the tower will provide a nice splash of greenery in her living space. A small watering can and herb seedlings would make a nice accompaniment for this gift.

Teatulia Tea Gift Set: Tea makes a lovely present, and I’m a big fan of Teatulia. Their organic tea gift sets are 20% off with promo code LOVEMOM through May 14. Mom will enjoy sipping a special blend, while having some much-need “me time.”

About the Table Gift Certificate: Give Mom a break from cooking with a gift certificate for personal chef services with About the Table.* From beef stroganoff to spinach and butternut squash lasagna, our menus are customizable and gift certificates are available in any amount. And what home chef doesn’t appreciate a from-scratch meal made just for them? Take a peek at our sample menus here.

Be sure to call me (Chef Bianca) for more details, and to get your gift certificate in time for Mother’s Day: 302-365-0143

*Price paid for a personal chef gift certificate is good for 1 year. Not redeemable for cash. If redeemed after 1 year, there may be additional grocery charges due to increased food costs.