Countdown to Kickoff!

Jan 31

Countdown to Kickoff!

We’ve officially begun the countdown to Superbowl Sunday. Get excited- everyone’s gearing up and it’s not too late to order some food to keep your crew going strong for four hours (or more?) of game time! Santoni’s is taking Superbowl orders (410 833-6610 ext 1) with pick up times as late as 5:30 on Sunday. Call us up for some sweet BBQ, a wings tray or two (our dipping sauce is kickin’!), or one of our famous, crows- pleasing circle subs.
Our Meat & Seafood Department is having a crab meat special- $22.99/lb for jumbo lump! Pick up some steamed shrimp and crab fondue to watch the game like a true Marylander. If you are going for comfort food, try our cocktail meatballs, fried chicken or chili and cheese- so good!
This Saturday, Feb 1st, we are also having an in-store Boar’s Head tasting- a variety of meat and cheeses that will make a great game day platter. We will be handing out samples from 10-2. What can I say? Santoni’s is the best way to kickoff the Superbowl!

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Snowbound? Getting Hungry Yet?

Jan 21

Snowbound? Getting Hungry Yet?

Feeling a bit like an Eskimo? While Santoni’s is most definitely still open, many of you are snuggled up with hot chocolate and Netflix, enjoying your snow day. The only thing that could ruin the day is the delivery guy being unable to make it to your house- what to do for dinner? Two options:

1) Hitch up the Huskies and “mush” your way on over to Santoni’s- the soup is hot and the fried chicken is ready to go!

2) Pull your leftovers from the fridge, and we’re going to guide you through some quick recipes to get you through the storm.

Speaking of Chicken…

I know you got excited when you stopped by our Hot Case, and if you have a little chicken left over, here’s what you can do.
Chicken Quesadillas: chop the chicken and add cheddar cheese and Pepper Jack for a little kick. Served with salsa and sour cream, and throw in some corn, black olives, broccoli, or sliced green or red peppers.

Our Steak is on Sale, You know…

Go for a Stir-Fry. Sauté your steak with your favorite veggies, soy sauce, ginger and sesame oil. Cook up some rice to round out the meal.

Or cube your leftover steak to start the recipe for Beef Stew. Dip it in flour, slightly brown the beef with oil in a large pot. Add broth, chopped onions and veggies, some cubed potatoes, a can of diced tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about two hours or until the potatoes are soft.

You can also use leftover steak for a hearty Beef Stroganoff. Sauté your steak with some onion and garlic. In another pot, whisk together some milk and flour to make a thick sauce. Add the steak and then some sour cream. Serve over cooked egg noodles.
In case you need things like measurements and times: http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/127/Hamburger_Stroganoff846.shtml

Try a Little Ground Beef…

Shepherd’s Pie- is there a better snow day comfort food?  Sauté some onions with butter, then add your leftover meat along with some carrots, peas and corn. Add some gravy, salt and pepper. Put the whole thing in a baking dish, top with mashed potatoes and bake until heated through.

Here’s a more specific recipe in case you need a little help: http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com/2012/12/10/shepards-pie/

Taco Salad basically has 3 steps: Crumble the meat with some salsa. In a big bowl, toss together chopped romaine lettuce, corn, black beans, black olives, tomato and peppers. Top the salad with the meat and salsa, along with some cheese and crushed tortilla chips.

Or, if you’re the type that is still in their pajamas, go get a box of Macaroni and Cheese, follow the directions, then mix in your ground beef. Happy Eating!

 

http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/fresh-ideas/easy-dinner-ideas/10-meals-to-make-from-leftovers.htm – All recipes were adapted from this super handy source.  They have awesome tips, and I don’t feel guilty at all.

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It’s Christmastime in Baltimore, Hon!

Dec 18

Christmas is exactly a week away and the store is busy and bustling to get ready. Why not order your Christmas dinner from Santoni’s, let us do all the work, and you go enjoy some time with friends and family? To get you in the Christmas spirit, here’s some fun events around Baltimore and some delicious food suggestions to make everything all the sweeter!

Power Plant Live Light Show Spectacular

Let our Barista whip you up a nice hot beverage at the Coffee Bar, grab some gourmet popcorn from our marketplace, and head downtown to watch the Annual Power Plant Live Light Show Spectacular. It lives up to its name and is a relatively short, fun event for all ages. The show runs at 6,7,8, and 9pm until December 31. Perfect for if you are gift shopping in nearby Fells Point or around Harborplace.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

This is an amazing opportunity at the Hippodrome Theatre… The Moscow Ballet is in town this Saturday the 21st with three performances of the Great Russian Nutcracker to Tchaikovsky’s complete score. Get your tickets online now (www.france-merrickpac.com) and don’t forget to pick up Santoni’s hot apple cider and tasty fresh cookies from our bakery for Intermission- we sell Santoni’s travel mugs in the bakery to keep your cider warm!

Miracle on 34th Street

Next, hit up a Baltimore tradition, Miracle on 34th Street. This Hampden block is committed to holiday spirit and they go all out, above and beyond, with lights and decorations- literally setting the streets aglow every night until January 1st. Absolutely worth experiencing… with a hot cup of Zeke’s coffee or Santoni’s gourmet hot chocolate.

A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration

The New York Times called it a “beautifully stitched tapestry of American lives.” This play at Centerstage is running until Sunday the 22, giving you a change to experience Christmas in 1864 centered around Baltimore and DC. The play features Christmas carols and folk songs, and is sure to bring the family together for the holiday. Get your tickets www.centerstage.org and then be sure to stop by Santoni’s to congratulate yourself on being so cultured! Some chocolate covered pretzels, gourmet Di Bruno cheese, and olives from our olive bar should do the trick.

Holiday Springs and Sprockets

This holiday celebration is technically for the kids, but I can think of a few parents who will want to get in on the action. Port Discovery Children’s Museum is featuring, until Jan 26th, “life-sized, kinesthetic sculptures and installations-think Rube Goldberg with a holiday theme” called Springs and Sprockets. Baltimore.org says “Holiday Springs & Sprockets celebrates Americana nostalgia and childhood whimsy through a world of blinking lights, moving parts and quirky scenarios. Created by famed mechanical artist and sculptor, Steve Gerberich, visitors can bring sculptures to life with the touch of a button or the turn of crank!”

Holiday Festival of Trains & Toys

Start the day by bringing your kids to Santoni’s for lunch and then do yourself a favor and head down to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum for the annual holiday display of model trains, Santa’s workshop, and real train rides! Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Frosty the Snowman will be there on weekends through the 29th for photo ops.

All of these events and many more are featured on http://baltimore.org/holiday

 

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Nov 21

The leaves are falling, the days are getting shorter, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Santoni’s has released our Thanksgiving Dinner Menu and it is delicious! For $150 your dinner will include a 14-16 lb whole roasted turkey, gravy and dinner rolls, green bean almondine, herb stuffing, home style mashed potatoes, cranberry apple orange relish and your choice of apple or pumpkin- two large homemade pies.

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Here’s some inspiring images to get your creativity on. Since we are taking care of the food, no worries there, you can spend your free time setting the perfect table to impress your in laws. Or yourself! Nothing is quite as rewarding to sitting down to a beautiful, thoughtful meal that you did not have to cook. While you look through some nature-inspired decoration images we borrowed, I’m going to continue to explain how great your Thanksgiving meal could be.

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Let’s start with a fact- not everything fits onto our dinner meal deal- you should go look at the actual menu  http://www.santonis.com/admin/menus/files/ThanksgivingMenu2013.pdf  to see everything we have available for the holiday meal. Here’s some options to get your taste buds going- Appetizer Trays of Shrimp Cocktail, Deviled Eggs, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, and Cheese.

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Also in our Appetizers category we have  Baby Crab Cakes, Mushroom Caps Stuffed with either Crab or Spinach and Bacon, Mini Spinach and Feta Cakes, and a Spinach & Dill Dip in a Marbled Rye Bowl. Delicious Entrees:  Ham, Oysters,  Lasagna, Beef Tenderloin, Sweet Potato Casserole, Different Styles of Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, including Apple and Sausage Cornbread Stuffing, and Vegetable dishes.

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Now that Thanksgiving is taken care of, you can spend more time on the fun of the holiday- like decorating your dining room. Here’ some visual inspiration- table settings and center pieces that all center on giving thanks for the harvest and the abundance. Keep it simple and classy by featuring pumpkins and gourds, candles and cinnamon sticks. Sprinkle brightly colored leaves everywhere. Try using tree slices (seen in the center picture) to raise your platter dishes. And enjoy your holiday!

Give Santoni’s a call to plan your meal. 410 833 6610 Ext 1

These and other inspiring Autumn table settings are available at http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=fall%20table   None of the images here are property of Santoni’s

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