Win a Home Cooked Dinner from Pomegranate!
April 18, 2011Posted by pamela |
If you're as busy as we are, there are many nights during the week when you wished someone would just drop off a home-cooked meal, ready to eat. If you're a Marin resident, you're lucky enough to have Teena Granat of Pomegranate: Home Cooking for Modern Lives to do this for you! A Fairfax resident since the '70s, Chef Teena has long been a caterer in central Marin. She recently launched a family-oriented dinner delivery service, inspired by time spent with her daughter and grandson, and dedicated helping families come together at dinner time, even if they don't have time to put together a fresh home-cooked meal.
Pomegranate currently delivers on Monday and Thursday evenings to Fairfax, San Anselmo, San Rafael, and Ross, and Tuesdays to San Francisco. Visit Pomegranate's Facebook page to take a look at upcoming menus and to see feedback from happy customers. Sample menus include:
- Meatball Mondays—Beef and pork meatballs with penne in a marinara sauce
- Pork chops with fennel served with sage butternut squash
- Chicken piccata served over rice with slivered almond green beans
- Salmon sliders with pesto mayo served with broccoli and cabbage slaw with pumpkin seeds
- Shrimp served with couscous, feta, and steamed vegetables
Pomegranate also offers kids' meals that can be ordered separately, with such favorites as mac 'n' cheese, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken tenders, and more, all served with a side of veggies. Dinner delivery pricing is $25 for one serving, $40 for two, and $60 for four, with special pricing for kids under 13. Special dietary needs can be accommodated, too. Orders must be placed via email by 10 am on the day of delivery. She accepts payment by cash or PayPal.
We recently sampled some of Pomegranate's fare, and it was a hit with everyone in the house. We tried Mama's brisket, served with caramelized onions, mashed potatoes, and roasted vegetables (a creative and tasty combination of broccoli, caulflower, Swiss chard, and parsnips). Everything was delicious, and even the pickiest eater in our family (our five-year-old, naturally) had two helpings. The brisket was moist and melt-in-your-mouth tender, cooked with plenty of sliced onions and carrot pieces. Who knew we'd all argue over who got the last braised carrot?
Heating the meal couldn't have been easier: we just popped the foil tray into the oven at 375º until everything was nice and hot (about 20 minutes or so). On top of it all, Chef Teena is one of the nicest people you'll meet, too.
We're giving away a home-cooked dinner of your choice from Pomegranate delivered right to your door! Due to Pomegranate's delivery range, we're going to have to restrict the contest to residents of Marin County only. To enter to win, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Dinner" in the subject line, and include the city where you live in the body of the message. Entries must be received by 11:59 pm (PDT) on Friday, April 22, 2011. We'll choose a winner on Saturday, April 23. Many thanks for Chef Teena and Pomegranate for sponsoring this giveaway!