From witches, goblins, ghosts and vampires, Halloween is the time of year when trick-or-treating and walking around in costume is perfectly acceptable. The costume creations are endless, but, another way to get in the holiday spirit is to decorate your food, just like you embellish yourself in costume!
Between pumpkin carving and apple picking, going on hayrides and walking through corn maizes and getting ready for trick-or-treating and Halloween parties, the busy fall season is upon us! Whether you’re watching football or visiting with family, we know how important the food is and the experiences and memories that accompany it. The Easy Home Meals team wanted to share our own fall favorites.
Happy National Potato Day! Whether one considers them a vegetable or a starch, potatoes are an adaptable food with a rich history and great variety of cooking uses during the fall season. “Spuds” are the world’s fourth largest food crop, with the first permanent potato patches established in 1719 in the Thirteen Colonies.
What do you call a fake noodle? An im-pasta! Pasta has more than 50 shapes, varieties, textures and is one of the greatest culinary vehicles that complements many of our favorite foods. October is National Pasta Month, and there’s still time to celebrate with spaghetti, macaroni, linguine, penne, tortellini, ravioli, lasagna or any pasta you choose! Did you know, 24 percent of the global consumption of pasta occurs in America with the average American consuming 20 pounds of pasta each year? That’s a lot of pasta!
When you break open the silver foil of a brick or tub of PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, you know something delicious is going to happen! It’s been an American favorite for nearly 140 years. It’s what makes everything from savory dips and cheese balls to cheesecake recipes smooth, creamy and delicious.
Comfort is a term that immediately evokes specific feelings and brings back memories, especially when talking about food. Think back when your mom made a steaming bowl of chicken noodle soup for those sick days, when you feasted on a pot roast at family dinner or you capped off a night indulging in a piece of apple pie with vanilla ice cream; all of these extract sentimental feelings of love, sadness, desire, relaxation, security and so on.
Crisp weather, brightly colored leaves and meals filled with festive flavors like pumpkin, cranberry and apple are in full force now that the yearly harvest has begun! From Halloween parties, hosting out-of-town guests and attending themed-gatherings, autumn is the time of the year when communities start decorating and preparing for upcoming events.
Did you know 50 million people go hungry every year, yet America is able to produce enough food to feed 500 million people! Food waste is a growing issue and we want to help consumers understand how to make a difference and help decrease the 165 billion dollars’ worth of food that goes to waste every year in America.
Wake up and smell the…pierogies! That’s right, today marks the sixth annual National Pierogy Day—the mouthwatering holiday that celebrates the combination of sharp Cheddar cheese, savory onions and creamy whipped potatoes folded into a pasta shell. It’s arguably one of the tastiest days of the year!
What’s not to love about tacos? Similar to America’s version of the sandwich, tacos are a traditional Mexican dish composed of two main ingredients; tortillas and a protein or vegetable filling. Last year, over 4.5 billion tacos were consumed by Americans— that is 775 million pounds, the equal weight of two Empire State buildings! Especially now, tacos are seen everywhere from food trucks to restaurants, but today is the day to rejoice… it’s National Taco Day!