Monthly Archives: April 2011

What we’re up to

It’s that time again, the new catalog is underway and the new products are on the shelves almost ready to go out. This season’s new products are:

Pork Shank in Bordelaise Sauce The meat close to the bone such as this pork shank is the most moist and savory. When it’s simmered for hours in a rich bordelaise sauce, it’s simply sublime! Until it’s available, try our Beef in Bordelaise sauce!
Seared Salmon Rich, delicious, moist salmon with a toothsome exterior. We still have Almond-crusted Salmon on the menu!
Braised Beef Top Blade in Beer & Wine Sauce Tender, tender beef in an amazingly flavorful sauce. Available soon. Meanwhile you can order meltingly good  Osso Buco!
Steel Cut Oatmeal Oatmeal can help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes! Try our Gourmet Granola for a delicious breakfast.
Seared Pork Tenderloin for 4 Lean and succulent, pork tenderloin is the gourmet pork cut. Here it’s lightly seasoned and seared. You’ll just have to wait for this one, we have no tenderloin on the menu…yet.
Pesto & Cheese Flatbread Basil, mozarella cheese, freshly made flatbread, all hot out of the oven. Yum. Our Verdura flatbread is very popular (Verdura means Vegetable)
Penne Pasta with Mushrooms & Truffles (Side Dish) Fresh penne pasta with mushrooms and truffle in a rich cream sauce. Until this is available, try our Crustless Quiche Twin Pack
Coffee Cake Bites-family pack The very best moist, sweet, crumbly, delectable coffee cake in bite size bits, perfect for breakfast or snacks. Comes in a tub of 16. Our six-pack of gourmet cupcakes will hold you until these sweeties are available!

Enjoy! Melody, MagicKitchen.com blogger

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Funny videos and 6 reasons to buy our Mother’s Day Gift

Sometimes I just get carried away watching funny videos at night. Here are a couple I found that really amused me.

Now..on to more serious topics.

With Mother’s Day coming up, I just wanted to again mention our special Mother’s Day bundle. Here’s why it’s so great:

  1. I created it myself
  2. It’s enough for two, so mom and dad or grandmother and grandfather can both have the meal
  3. It’s easy to heat up and even easier to clean up
  4. the meals are awesome -chicken and cheese and spinach in puff pastry, creamy lemon risotto, and a crispy vegetable medley.
  5. Dessert is 6 gourmet cupcakes. These are truly gourmet, probably the best cupcakes I’ve ever eaten.
  6. There are SIX cupcakes. Mom won’t be able to eat them all!
black tie cupcake
Black Tie Cupcake – Moist cupcake with incredibly delicious frosting.

 

Melody, MagicKitchen.com blogger

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So You Think You Can Dance?

As I get a little older,  I am more inspired by all the seniors who are making their lives unique, interesting and delightful. This lady, Dorothy Kloss, take that to a whole other level.

So how do I tie this into a blog about MagicKitchen.com? Good question!  My intent here is to show what a good life we can all have by eating right, exercising and having a great outlook.

We’re all getting excited here about the new menu that’s coming out early next month. More healthy meals are making their way onto the website and into your freezers.

I don’t want to give away the new products just yet, but think tender meats, fresh seafood, and comforting breakfast dishes. Then picture tantalizing pastas and toothsome desserts. That’s what we’re looking forward to!

Now, let’s all get out there and dance!  It doesn’t have to be dancing, but walk, swim, whack a tennis ball, play some basketball, do whatever your body can do that you enjoy.  Studies show that regular exercise, as little as walking briskly for 30 minutes a day, can make a huge difference in your overall health.

 

 

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Five Recipes

I love spring and summer, meals are so light and fresh tasting. Here are five more ideas for easy ways to make our dishes into light summer dishes.

Fast and Easy Barley Salad

1- four-serving MagicKitchen.com Barley Pilaf
1- stalk celery, sliced thin
1- green onion, sliced thin
your favorite bottled vinaigrette, such as Newman’s Own, to taste.
squeeze of fresh lemon juice, optional

Thaw the Barley Pilaf and place in serving bowl. Add celery and onion and mix gently. Add vinaigrette and gently toss.
Serves 4-6.

Turkey Caesar Salad

Leftovers from MagicKitchen.com Roasted Turkey Breast
2 hearts of romaine, washed, dried and cut into bite-sized pieces
Caesar croutons to taste
1/2 cup of mayonnaise
2 garlic cloves, minced or put through a garlic press
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce (optional)

Place lettuce in bowl, making sure it is dry. Chop turkey into bite-sized pieces, and add to bowl (discard or use skin according to your tastes). Add croutons. Mix remaining ingredients separately, then pour onto salad. Toss and serve immediately.
Serves 4-6

MagicKitchen.com Corn Salad
Serves 4

4-serving MagicKitchen.com Fresh Cut Corn Medley
1/2 small red onion, finely diced
3 Tbsp. Cider Vinegar
3 tablespoons good olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black
pepper
1/2 cup julienned fresh basil leaves

Thaw the Corn Medley overnight. Toss the corn in a large bowl with the red onions, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and
pepper. Just before serving, toss in the fresh basil. Taste for seasonings and serve cold or at room temperature.
Serves 4

Mashed Potato Salad
Serves 4

4 servings of MagicKitchen.com Mashed Potatoes, thawed
2 boiled eggs, chopped
1/2 tsp. mustard
2/3 tsp. mayonnaise
1/4 c. bell pepper, chopped
1/4 c. onion, chopped
2 tsp. sweet pickle relish
1/2 tsp. salt to taste

Mix all ingredients together. Serve at room temperature.

Chicken Teriyaki Salad

Teriyaki dressing:
¼ cup Teriyaki sauce
2 Tbsp Wine vinegar
1 Tbsp Salad oil or Sesame oil
⅛ tsp Ground ginger

2-serving order MagicKitchen.com Chicken Breast Teriyaki, cooked according to instructions and cooled to room temperature.
1 small can baby corn, drained
1 can mandarin orange slices, drained
1 head romaine lettuce, cleaned and chopped into bite-size pieces
2 scallions, sliced thin

Slice the chicken into strips.
Mix chicken, lettuce and baby corn in a bowl and toss with the dressing. Gently toss in the orange slices and serve.
Serves 4.

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Twelve most Commonly asked Questions

I asked Greg what were the most common questions he got, and for some clarification on them. Here’s what he had to say. I’ll just post the answers, the questions are self-evident.

  • We ship to all 50 states and we have not found somewhere we cannot deliver.
  • We use both UPS and Fed Ex for delivery
  • We guarantee product to arrive frozen to your door and also that whoever receives the product will enjoy the meals or we will replace the meals or refund the cost.

Ok, now I have to interject with a story. Greg told me, ” One lady said that she knew the order had been delivered to her farmhouse as the box was on the step
but there was nothing inside.  It turns out that an elk had come to the doorstep and opened the box, taken the cooler and eaten the food in the trees near the house.  She knew because of the elk  droppings.  We shipped the customer the order again no charge due to the extraordinary situation.”

This elk was so happy to eat the food! haahahahhhaaa…

  • All of our products are frozen
  • Our product ships from Kansas City and takes 1-3 days for delivery.
  • We only ship within the US due to shipping delays for international shipments and also due to foreign food importation laws.
  • Substitutions can be made on meal bundles.  To do so just call the toll free number and the customer service staff will make any changes you need due to special diets, items you prefer not to receive, etc.
  • Meal programs are where the coordination of the meal ordering is left to MagicKitchen.com.  We can choose items for you or you can advise how and when you want orders sent to you.  Also we do not have contracts and you can start and stop at any time.  Meal programs are implemented for free. There is no minimum or maximum order.
  • Our meals are flash frozen for maximum freshness, flavor and food value.  We suggest you use the meals within 30-45 days of receipt but they can be easily stored for 6 months if need be.
  • People in Canada and Mexico are asking us for innovative ways to get our products delivered to them.  The only way we know to get product into these other countries due to shipping delays and importation requirements in the foreign countries, is to have someone in the US receive the product for you and then have the person wanting the product to come and get the product from that person in the US.
  • We have received orders from the following countries:
    meal programs with billing to Australia, England, Belgium, Cayman Islands, Gift orders from Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, New Zealand, France, Germany, England, Caledonia, Australia, Spain, Bahamas!
  • We have had inquiries to export our products to Canada, Russia, Mexico, England and various European Countries, as well as Australia!
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Testimonials

I feel I need to share some of our customer testimonials.  People enjoy the meals for so many different reasons.

I do want to tell you, my friend’s wife has been pretty ill lately.  They have a young daughter.  This man is someone who always sees the glass as half full, the beauty in a sunrise, the good things in life, but a little over a month ago, he was kind of broken down.  We placed an order, and the food arrived, and he immediately perked up!  He said that it has really helped, on days when he is too tired from work, or his wife is having a bad day.  Just to know that this important part of the family day was taken care of – I think it meant a lot to him.

So please, keep up the good work.
~Susan K.

I have been ordering these meals for my Dad. He lives alone and I am concerned that he is not eating properly. He agreed to try these meals and thankfully, he is enjoying them!! He is getting better nourishment and I am sleeping better at night thanks to Magic Kitchen’s delicious meals. They are delivered timely and safely and I couldn’t be more satisfied!
Thank you!!!!!!!
~Norah E.

This is my third order from Magic Kitchen and we have been very happy with the food. Although we started ordering because of the diabetic meal plans for my mom, our whole family found other items we know will be regularly ordered items, including the uncooked prime-rib roast. Your meal delivery is the best!
~Teresa D.

The MagicKitchen became “Grandmother’s Kitchen” following the birth of my grandchild. My son,a full time grad student, and his wife are vegetarians. Because I was unable to travel, I turned to the MagicKitchen who was able to meet their dietary needs. The new parents were delighted with their biweekly shipments delivered to their door. They reported the dishes were just like “Grandma’s Kitchen” …. now that really is a Magic Kitchen!
~Charlotte B.

Several people from my office together bought several meals for a coworker who had just had major surgery. She was so excited when the delivery came and said that it was the perfect gift since she was unable to prepare healthy food herself right now. I look forward to using MagicKitchen.com again!
~Shannon C.

I’m happy to see such diversity in our customers.

Melody, MagicKitchen.com blogger.

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