Super Menus for Super Sunday

It seems like everyone we know has football fever and is gearing up for the big game.

If you’re looking to create a memorable spread for Super Sunday, why not try one of our exciting menus for your game-day entertaining. Use the whole menu, or pick and choose the recipes that you like. Just click on the menu name below for the full recipes and links to specific ingredients.

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Ask the Butcher: How do you spend Super Sunday?

As fourth- and fifth-generation butchers, the Lobels are often asked what they serve for certain holidays and events. Since everyone has football fever right now, we asked the Lobels how they spend Super Sunday and what’s on the menu.

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Making the Most of a Whole Tenderloin

Ok, let’s say that watching Evan Lobel’s video on breaking down a whole tenderloin inspired you get a whole tenderloin for yourself to sharpen your home-butchering skills. And let’s further assume that you’ve already taken the initial steps to separate the whole tenderloin into its three principal parts: head, middle, and tail.

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New Video! How to Butcher a Tenderloin

Whether you’re looking to be more economical by buying larger cuts and breaking them down at home, or if you want to be more hands-on with your food, or if you’re just a DIY-er at heart, this new video is for you. Evan Lobel walks you through how to butcher a whole tenderloin at home.

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Your Complete Holiday Roast Resource

At this time of year, it seems that everyone is planning for that big holiday dinner. Some of the most frequent questions we get are about rib roasts: How big? How many servings? How long to roast? What temperature?

So we’ve assembled just about everything we could think of to tell you about planning and preparing one of our rib roasts for your holiday extravaganza.
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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Parties

We think one of the best ways to capture the holiday spirit is to throw a party.

It’s your opportunity to shine—literally. Your home dressed to the nines, punctuated with the aromas and sights of the season.  The candles, the colors, the lights, swags of pine outlining your windows and banisters, and the sounds of carols on the speakers transform your home into a holiday wonderland.

What better way to rejoice than with family, friends, neighbors, and work associates than gathering together for the comfort of the hearth and a splendid array of special holiday foods and treats.  As a host, take a bow for creating an atmosphere of celebration and cordiality—and for making so many so happy.

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The Devil’s in the Details: 8 Kitchen Gadgets that Really Work

Preparing an entire holiday meal can be a labor-intensive undertaking for anyone who insists on making everything on the menu from scratch. The challenge is managing all the details so you don’t wind up with cloudy stocks, broken gravy, or such main course tragedies as a roast that lands on the floor or is overcooked and dried out.

So, when it comes to getting such an enterprise off the ground and on its way to success and memories, you wouldn’t refuse some outside help, would you?
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Kicking up the “Wow!” Factor

Keeping it simple is a good strategy for everyday cooking. But when holidays come around, a great host really goes all out for family and friends. You want to serve a meal to remember. And that means taking the extra step, going the extra mile. We’ve put together some ideas that are a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.
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New Video! How To: Roast a Turkey

Thanksgiving is coming… are you confident in your turkey-roasting abilities? In this how-to video tutorial, David Lobel breaks it down for you, step by step.

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Thanksgiving Strategy: It’s All in the Preparation

Thanksgiving is one of those meals that has a lot going on, and there’s great importance in getting it right. This is Thanksgiving, after all! It’s one of the most anticipated meals of the year. And whether you trot out all the family-loved favorite recipes or your own variations on a theme, it’s a meal that makes memories.

So to up your chances of pulling it off without a hitch, here are a few tips that’ll make your day a bit easier and give you an idea of how long some preparation steps actually take. No need to wind up in a panic on Thanksgiving morning because you didn’t consider how long it would take to bring the turkey to room temperature before stuffing and roasting.

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