School is back in session and that means getting back into the routine of weeknight dinners. With fall quickly approaching and the holidays just around the corner, we’re looking forward to some of the best food celebrations of the year in our future. But if you happen to have some free time on your plate and aren’t sure what to cook for dinner, here are some great food holidays that we think are worth celebrating!
What better way to celebrate the end of summer than with one final backyard barbecue? Baby back ribs are a classic grilling staple and we have the perfect recipe for this national food holiday.
Our Grilled Baby Back Ribs are great for 4 people and come with generous sides of apple-cabbage slaw and grilled corn. The freshness of the slaw combined with the tangy BBQ ribs and charred corn make for a flavor explosion you don’t want to miss! At $59 for 4 people, this feast is sure to be a new family favorite.
Did you know that peanuts are actually legumes? In fact, peanuts are grown underground, unlike nuts such as almonds and walnuts that are grown on trees. With National Peanut Day on September 13th, we thought it would be fitting to celebrate with a Chef’d best seller from Melissa D’Arabian: Weeknight Chicken Pad Thai! This meal combines fresh veggies like carrots, snap peas, and onions with classic pad thai flavors of fish sauce, Sriracha and rice wine vinegar over rice noodles. Topped with roasted chopped peanuts, this meal is perfect for this food holiday! on.
When fall rolls around and the crisp air surrounds us, there’s not much better than sitting down and enjoying a warm pasta dish for dinner. Pasta is pretty much delicious in any form, and we’re thrilled to find that there is a day dedicated to one of our favorite types: linguine. For this special day, we suggest digging into a big bowl of our Linguine Clams with Herb-Tomato Concasse Broth. This classic Italian dish is fresh and citrusy, and will warm you from the inside out. Fresh herbs mingle with chili flakes and succulent clams in the most delicious broth. Soak it up with the addition of a fresh baguette and your night is set!
Now that we’ve launched our brand-new dessert kits, we can truly help you celebrate National White Chocolate Day! While chocolate has been around for nearly 200 years, white chocolate is a bit newer. In fact, some reports show that white chocolate was first seen around World War I, and the first white chocolate bar was created in the 1930s in the U.S.. While chocolate is in its name, white chocolate is actually made from cocoa butter, which is the fat found in cocoa beans.
Now that you know a bit more about white chocolate, it’s time to finish your meal with something sweet! Our White Chip Lemon Bars from Hershey’s are tangy, sweet, and perfect for sharing. You’ll mix fresh squeezed lemon juice and Hershey’s Premier White Chips to make a creamy filling atop a buttery crust, creating lemon bars that are a perfect finish to any meal.