With the Coronavirus affecting every corner or the globe and interrupting daily life as we know it, we want to offer some easy ideas to help make meal planning, shopping and cooking a little easier. And if you’re in need of stocking up on bubbles and rosé, we’re offering $0.01 cent shipping on all orders over $60. Use code TOGETHER at checkout.

Pantry Staples

Risotto – an affordable meal that begins with broth and rice. Parmesan, which lasts for months, along with frozen vegetables like broccoli and spinach, makes this a cheap and easy meal. Try this No Stir Brie Risotto with Lemon Butter Asparagus from Half Baked Harvest with our Blanc de Blanc Brut.

Jacket Baked Potatoes – Grab a 5 lbs. bag of potatoes and the simple meals are endless! Whether you try this classic jacket baked potato, super-stuffed Mexican twice baked potatoes, or create a baked potato bar for your family for a fun, kid-friendly meal that’ll fill everyone up.

Stir Fry – Whip up a quick stir fry with any frozen meats and vegetables you have on hand. Any sauces needed have a long shelf life and will last long in the refrigerator after they’ve been open. We recommend something with some spice to pair with our Brut Rosé like this Sizzlin’ Spicy Szechuan Stir-Fry or Easy Beef Stir Fry.

Casseroles – Whether you’re cooking breakfast or dinner, casseroles are another great way to create delicious meals while using fresh, frozen, or canned ingredients. Our go-to casseroles include: Healthier Broccoli Chicken Casserole, Ham and Cheese Croissant Casserole, and Eggplant Parmesan.

Freezer Meals

Soups – The ultimate comfort food, soups are a great way to create nutritious meals served immediately or froze for a quick weeknight option. This Mediterranean Chickpea and Chicken Soup pairs well with our Blanc de Blancs Brut. Try this Thai Curry Noodle Soup with our Brut Rosé!

Veggie Meats – Looking for single serving options? Perfect for lunches or light dinner, try veggie burgers or vegan meatballs to keep costs down while packing in nutritious value.

Pasta Dishes – Nothing is more comforting than pasta and while you can make it fresh, we recommend making these pasta meals ahead, freeze, then take out as needed: Tuscan Pasta, Baked Penne Pasta, and Smoked-Pork Stuffed Shells. NOTE: Be sure to cook pasta al dente to prevent pasta from getting too soggy/mushy after thawing.

Burritos – Rice and beans are pantry staples with a great shelf life. Add some fresh or frozen peppers, onions, tortilla shells, and shelf stable hot sauces or salsas and you’ve got a delicious lunch or dinner. Try this bean and rice burrito or try these breakfast burritos so the big kids can help themselves and give you some extra time for yourself!

Grocery Lists

Need a grocery list to ensure you have everything you need on hand during social distancing or Shelter-in-Place Orders? We found this one especially helpful and comprehensive or try this one too!

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