A Hearty Winter Menu For You!

Baby it’s cold outside, isn’t it?!?  With that in mind I’m having fun with some of my favorite hearty tummy warming recipes, like the Meatball Casserole pictured here.  It’s on the menu this week, along with Lula’s Hunter’s Chili with Venison and Beef, served up with our famous Moist Corny Corn Bread.

Further down the page, take a sneak peak at our Creamy Pear & Celeriac Soup – an accidental moment of brilliance on my part a few years ago when trying to figure out what to do with some softening pears.  I figured, apples go in soup all the time (have you had Lula’s ABC Soup?!?).  I was playing with Celery Root (Celeriac, which is different than the celery that went into this week’s LulaTuna Salad wink wink).  Some sage from the garden and voila, a masterpiece was born.  I’m bored with chicken so I’m offering an old family Pork Chop recipe this week – updated and refined by Lula of course!  Browned with oregano and garlic, then put in a slow oven with wild mushrooms, these bone in chops almost melt in your mouth, and you’ll want to drink the sauce!  These are served with Lula’s Herbed Smashed Potatoes – another stick to your ribs, winter defying satisfying option.  You can see ALL of this week’s options here.  

Again, Happy New Year, and a wish for all that with the passage of each day, we feel safer and more love than ever before!

A Note From Chef Lori
lori@Lulasforlunch.com ; 859-360-0251

Pictured is Lula’s Creamy Pear & Celeriac Soup!

It turns out a Lula’s Gift Certificate for Family Meal Delivery OR Catering at a later date to be mailed or emailed in any denomination you want has been popular so I’m going to continue to offer these whenever you want to treat a family member or friend, or send a thank you to a customer!  Email or call and we’ll take care of it – right down to mailing.  Click here to visit our website!

Hearty Winter Menu for Pickup or Delivery!

A Hearty Winter Menu For You!

Baby it’s cold outside, isn’t it?!?  With that in mind I’m having fun with some of my favorite hearty tummy warming recipes, like the Quail & Wild Mushroom Risotto pictured here.  It’s on the menu this week, and I have two derivations.  If you’re scared of Quail (think chicken thigh), then ask for Chicken!  And if you want  vegetarian we can omit the meat altogether – this risotto with wild mushrooms, currants, and power greens is certainly hearty enough on its own, but Lula does know best 🙂 , and trust me our Pan Roasted Herbed Quail Breast does this dish justice.

Further down the page, take a sneak peak at our Beef Stroganoff – so tender and creamy, served with our fantastic Buttered Parsley Noodles.  If you’re gluten free ask for our Smashed Potatoes instead, no worries!  Healthy Turkey Tarragon loaded with vegetables remains on the list, and because it’s “stick to your ribs” season I’m making our hearty Roasted Tomato Basil Bisque, creamy and chunky at the same time, with summer tomatoes put up when they were BURSTING with flavor!

No, we’re NOT missing fish this week; I’m in the mood for some LulaTuna Salad so you get some too – click here to see! Lula’s Tuna Salad resembles the flavors of a Nicoise Salad – very savory with olives and capers.  It’s fantastic served as open faced Tuna Melt with sharp cheddar cheese.  Again, Happy New Year, and a wish for all that with the passage of each day, we feel safer and more love than ever before!

A Note From Chef Lori
lori@Lulasforlunch.com ; 859-360-0251

Pictured is Lula’s Beef Stroganoff!

It turns out a Lula’s Gift Certificate for Family Meal Delivery OR Catering at a later date to be mailed or emailed in any denomination you want has been popular so I’m going to continue to offer these whenever you want to treat a family member or friend, or send a thank you to a customer!  Email or call and we’ll take care of it – right down to mailing.  Click here to visit our website!

Happy New Year! A New Menu For You!

Happy New Year!  I’m so happy to be back and in fine form with new inspiration and recipes.  You responded to salads at the end of the year so I’ve included not only my homemade Caesar Salad but a full protein salad as well – picture to your left.  Our Roasted Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad with Homemade Tahini Dressing just HAPPENS to be Vegan and Gluten Free but you’d never think about that in a million years with all of the robust flavors, crunch, and vibrancy.  A great choice for any “resolutioners” that over did it over the holiday.  I’m happy to add Chicken to it, but it’s a complete protein salad without it!

Further down the page, let your eyes make your mouth water with our new Parsnip and Leek Soup with healthful and delicious Turmeric.  Healthy Turkey Tarragon loaded with vegetables remains on the list, and because it’s “stick to your ribs” season I’ve added a third selection this week – 2020’s highly successful newest addition to Lula’s Soulful Slurpy Soup Menu – our HANKY PANKY STEW!!

Of course there is risotto and pasta to choose from as well – click here to see! Again, Happy New Year, and a wish for all that with the passage of each day, we feel safer and more love than ever before!

A Note From Chef Lori
lori@Lulasforlunch.com ; 859-360-0251

THIS is our new  Parsnip, Leek and Turmeric Soup.  Simply YUUUUUUUummmmm.

It turns out a Lula’s Gift Certificate for Family Meal Delivery OR Catering at a later date to be mailed or emailed in any denomination you want has been popular so I’m going to continue to offer these whenever you want to treat a family member or friend, or send a thank you to a customer!  Email or call and we’ll take care of it – right down to mailing.  Click here to visit our website!

 

Happy New Year! Eat some “Money Greens”!

Collard Greens, which are eaten year round down south but particularly on New Years Day, are eaten that day because they supposedly bring good financial health, as they resemble money when folded.  I want you to be “armed and ready” for the new year so you’re getting this offer in plenty of time!   Collards (as well as Tuscan Kale, Kale, and Mustard Greens) are absolutely LOADED with good for you vitamins A, C, K, and Calcium, as well as contain a good amount of antioxidants and protein (3 grams per 1/2 cup cooked), no fat, and are incredibly low in calories.  They are in the broccoli family.    Enjoy! – Lula

Happy Merry! Last Minute Gifts!

My Foodie Friends…this newsletter will be short and sweet – mostly because I’m exhausted.  I am SOLD OUT!  For those of you who missed out on Lula’s fabulous Christmas Dinner Menu, there’s always next year.  I am incredibly grateful for your support and love, and hope to feed you SOON in the new year.  And if you didn’t order entrees for THIS week – the pic to the left is our Maple Bourbon Salmon with Creole Roasted Butternut Squash and Sauteed Power Greens.  Further down the page, let your eyes make your mouth water with our Pumpkin Penne & Italian Sausage entree..  You also got excited about our Caesar Salad  (those of you who have had my dressing KNOW it’s the best on the planet) so I think I’ll offer salads more often in the new year.

If you’re new to the newsletter, and would like to see the types of menus I offer weekly, click here to see this week’s in its entirety. Something similar (but different!) will pop into your inbox on  January 6.

We are traveling high and low, far and wide delivering our gift offerings that you chose for your loved ones and clients.  The overwhelming favorite was indeed Bourbon Pecan Bark (Christmas Crack).  I certainly feel like we did our part to help the Fair Trade chocolate, sugar, and pecan markets!  And I cannot thank my fabulous husband Gordon enough for laboring over the smoker – this batch of our Bourbon Smoked Salmon with Lula’s Seafood Love Rub was the BEST EVER.  The salmon melts in your mouth.   What’s left for you?  Well…

For last minute shoppers, our Gift Certificate lets your loved ones or clients choose the food they want for delivery when THEY want, and you choose the amount.  They can use it for catering (yes we WILL get back to it!) or Family Meal pickup or delivery.  We mail the pretty holiday themed certificate out for you, or you can deliver it yourself.  The sky’s the limit starting at $25.00.  And don’t forget it’s only me touching the food so it’ll be handed to you or your loved ones and clients in pristine condition to be enjoyed worry free.  Here’s hoping with the coming new year, with the passage of each day, we feel safer and more love than ever before! 

A Note From Chef Lori lori@Lulasforlunch.com ; 859-360-0251

We’ll be bringing you more yummy tummy filling entrees in the new year; until then, let your mind taste this “kicky” Pumpkin Penne with Italian Sausage, Sage and Asiago.

Until then, you can purchase a Lula’s Gift Certificate for Family Meal Delivery OR Catering at a later date to be mailed or emailed in any denomination you want.  Email or call and we’ll take care of it – right down to mailing.  Click here to visit our website!

Turkey Tetrazzini, Pumpkin Penne & More!

I am writing this laying in bed in a loft in the Red River Gorge.  It is Gordon’s little gift to us after a totally WOW week for me.  We packed up some leftover stuffing and a few other goodies and headed off to nature, whereupon it immediately began to rain cats and dogs.  The good news is we woke up to something we had always dreamed of doing – winter in the gorge.  The snow is falling and it is sticking!  Good luck to us getting down the winding hill tomorrow.  We’ll cross that bridge (literally) when we get to it.  If you’d like to mimic my Leftover Stuffing Recipe, see the section below for a pic and a link.. Here is a picture of our Whole Grain Turkey Tetrazzini (I’ve been told it’s the best ever tasted!), which is on the menu this week.  Our Pumpkin Penne with Italian Sausage is also a fave hit in the fall – it’s very savory and warms you from your toes up.  Our Tarragon Turkey Soup is featured in our Brain Health Class and is SO delicious I just know it’ll make you smarter when you order it this week!  It’s gluten free with Forbidden and Wild rices, and loaded with veggies.

For the HOLIDAYS, this year will be different from any other and you won’t be partying with your co-workers, clients or loved ones like you’re used to.  Lula’s can HELP!  Send some Holiday LOVE from Lula’s to show you care.  Our Gift Certificate lets them choose the food they want for delivery when THEY want, and you choose the amount. Our Holiday Gift MENU does not disappoint, and if you scroll down the menu you’ll see our Christmas Menus to pre order from NOW!.  Our House Smoked Bourbon King Salmon Boxes are delicious. A 4.5-5 oz portion with Lula’s Black Bread, Secret Awesomesauce, Cucumbers, Lemon, and Tomato-Caper-Red Onion Brunoise is all boxed up and delivered to your recipient’s door.  We’re also offering a jazzed up version of our Charcuterie Box, including Toasted Marconas and Homemade Preserves, as well as our Bourbon Pecan Bark (Christmas CRACK!) in 8oz bags or 1# tins.   We deliver within a 50 mile radius, and we’re taking orders now.   Our supply won’t last – I beg of you, give me plenty of notice!   Don’t forget it’s only me touching the food so it’ll be handed to you or your loved ones and clients in pristine condition to be enjoyed worry free.   We’ll help you safely celebrate during this pandemic!

A Note From Chef Lori lori@Lulasforlunch.com ; 859-360-0251

The holidays they ARE UPON US –  may the JOY be WITH YOU!Just remember…Lula only has two hands, so BOOK SOON!  This is a picture of our Leftover Stuffing & Sausage Breakfast – and you can read about it here.


Click our Holiday Menu to view Christmas Week Specials as well as our Gift Options.  You can even purchase a Lula’s Gift Certificate for Family Meal Delivery OR Catering at a later date to be mailed or emailed in any denomination you want.   Click here to visit our website!

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipe for Stuffing!

Folks I stumbled upon another brilliant way to get rid of stuffing (IF you have any leftover!!!)  I always have it left over because it’s probably my favorite part of the meal besides gravy, and I make double the amount of stuffing to the amount of anything else I make!!

Fry up some breakfast sausage while you’re nuking your stuffing. If you would prefer, Italian sausage works beautifully as well.  Sometimes Lula’s for Lunch…and More! Catering  puts Italian sausage in our stuffing if I’m in that sort of mood for Thanksgiving.   Lay the sausage on top of the hot stuffing and top it with a fried egg.  Kind of like eggs ‘n toast but richer and BETTER!!!!   This should be accompanied by a steaming hot cup of coffee and a glass of freshly squeezed orange or grapefruit juice.  Just sayin’.   Happy coma, Lula

Thanksgiving and Holiday Menus and Gifts!

What a weird, and sometimes devastating, freakin’ year.  Still, we have things to be thankful for.  Right now I’m extremely grateful for my psycho-pug Floyd’s SNORES by my side.  When we rescued him he wouldn’t stretch out or offer his belly for rubbing…he would only curl up tightly in a protective ball to sleep, after circling so many times we couldn’t count.   Now he takes complete ownership of whatever surface he’s lolling on, including US.  I’m REALLY thankful for free range turkeys and heirloom apples, old friends and ornery relatives.I’m thankful for pumpkin patches and the yumminess that comes from them, and GRAVY.  I could DRINK gravy (and once a year, DO), how about you?   I’m SO THANKFUL for YOU – you who have needed me, wanted me, discovered me, and kept me busy doing what I love to do.  But mostly, I am deeply and forever grateful to all of our first responders who, unless they decide to QUIT, don’t have a choice in this pandemic and are heroically muddling through the best they can, with great honor and humility.
For the HOLIDAYS, this year will be different from any other and you won’t be partying with your co-workers, clients or loved ones like you’re used to.  Lula’s can HELP!  Send some Holiday LOVE from Lula’s to show you care. Our Holiday Gift MENU does not disappoint, and if you scroll down the menu you’ll see our Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Menus to pre order from NOW!.  Our House Smoked Bourbon King Salmon Boxes are delicious. A 4.5-5 oz portion with Lula’s Black Bread, Secret Awesomesauce, Cucumbers, Lemon, and Tomato-Caper-Red Onion Brunoise is all boxed up and delivered to your recipient’s door.  We’re also offering a jazzed up version of our Charcuterie Box, including Toasted Marconas and Homemade Preserves, as well as our Bourbon Pecan Bark (Christmas CRACK!) in 8oz bags (picture below).   We deliver within a 50 mile radius, and we’re taking orders now.   Our supply won’t last – I beg of you, give me plenty of notice!    Don’t forget it’s only me touching the food so it’ll be handed to you or your loved ones and clients in pristine condition to be enjoyed worry free.   We’ll help you safely celebrate during this pandemic!

A Note From Chef Lori
lori@Lulasforlunch.com ; 859-360-0251

The holidays they ARE UPON US –  may the JOY be WITH YOU!!  Just remember…Lula only has two hands, so BOOK SOON!  This picture of our Bourbon Pecan Bark shows you one of the gift options you can purchase to have delivered to clients or loved ones.

Click our Holiday Menu to view Thanksgiving Dinner (cutoff THIS THURSDAY at 5PM) and Christmas options, as well as our Gift Options.  Click here to visit our website!

Formal Seaweed?!?

How cute is this?  You can find this dried Bowtie SEAWEED in the Asian section of a good supermarket.  Seaweed is LOADED with nutrients, extremely low in calories, and can be enjoyed in virtually any soup or casserole without a hint of the “sea”.   Seaweed is now being cultivated, it’s become so popular.  If you LIKE seaweed, order it raw in a seaweed salad at many Asian restaurants.  I love it both ways.    If you haven’t tried it,  be BRAVE, do so, and be GOOD to yourself!!  With love, Lula

Comfort Food for Delivery or Pickup, Thanksgiving and Holiday Menus and Gifts!

Our national dramedy continues; it’s been a busy week.  Seems you WERE in need of comfort food!  So I’m adding more to the menu, on this, our last menu before Turkey Day (you can see our Holiday menu, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, AND Holiday Gifts here.  Our Beef Stew is quite simply the best there is.  Layers of flavors slow cooked to ensure tenderness and velvet.  Root vegetables for hearty comfort.  I’m in the mood for some Chicken Satay so I’m offering that to you as well – our marinated, rubbed chicken thighs swimming in our peanut sauce over pasta or rice offer just a hint of kick, waking up your taste buds.  We never stop smoking the pork, so I’ve got some pulled and ready for you with some Basil and White Cheddar Corn Pudding (a GAWGEOUS picture is below from the corn we put up this summer.

For the HOLIDAYS, this year will be different from any other and you may not be partying with your co-workers, clients or loved ones like you’re used to.  Lula’s can HELP!  Send some Holiday LOVE from Lula’s to show you care. Our Holiday Gift MENU does not disappoint, and if you scroll down the menu you’ll see our Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Menus to pre order from NOW!.  Our House Smoked Bourbon King Salmon Boxes are delicious. A 4.5-5 oz portion with Lula’s Black Bread, Secret Awesomesauce, Cucumbers, Lemon and Tomato-Caper-Red Onion Brunoise is all boxed up and delivered to your recipient’s door.  We’re also offering a jazzed up version of our Charcuterie Box, including Toasted Nuts and Homemade Preserves, as well as our Bourbon Pecan Bark (Christmas CRACK!) in 8oz bags.   We deliver within a 50 mile radius, and we’re taking orders now.   Our supply won’t last – I beg of you, give me plenty of notice!  And of course, we’re still offering our Weekly Delivery/Pickup MENU for all of you hardworking folks who are just simply TIRED of figuring out “what’s for dinner”.  Don’t forget it’s only me touching the food so it’ll be handed to you in pristine condition and you can enjoy worry free.
Click this MENU to check out Lula’s offerings for pickup or delivery 11/18, and if you want to plan a party, We’ll help you safely celebrate during this pandemic!

A Note From Chef Lori
lori@Lulasforlunch.com ; 859-360-0251

The holidays they ARE UPON US!  There’s no reason you can’t celebrate this year. Introducing “White Glove Grazing”  – a fun get together with all health and safety measures in place.  We’ll wear masks and gloves and keep everything continuously sterilized while you safely enjoy each other’s company – at home or in the office!  No more need to fear an office luncheon –  we’ll do the serving so all you touch is your own plate. Just remember…Lula only has two hands, so BOOK SOON!   May the JOY be WITH YOU!!
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