So it seems to me that Nashville must really be lucky to have some great catering companies as well as markets that specialize in takeaway. I was curious to find out what some of the other options are, and I decided to narrow it to those that specialize in small orders. Specifically, caterers and takeaways that make it easy to pass off their food as your own. Occasions such as a new neighbor, new baby, hospitalized relative … a homecooked meal is a thoughtful gift, but my vegetable lasagna is getting a bit tired and I’ve never baked a casserole in my life.
So I posed the question on Twitter and got some great feedback. Publix, Something Special, The Picnic, and Puffy Muffin were all mentioned. Peanut Butter Paradise also noted that food trucks would be a good option and Coffee, Lunch replied that they have hummus, salads, and baked goods for takeaway. But I was most intrigued by the mention of McCabe Pub and their bulk menu. Not only do they have a huge list of desserts available along with their casseroles, but they will prepare the casseroles in your own pans. That, friends, is genius. “Oh, I just threw this little ol’ broccoli casserole together for you. It’s a secret family recipe. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know when you're finished with that casserole pan.” That is much better than scooping tray after tray of Stouffer’s frozen macaroni and cheese into one of your dishes to make it appear homemade. Though Stouffer's does make a damn fine mac-and-cheese (and it’s probably what you’ve had in many restaurants).
tricks tips for serving or giving great homemade food without all the labor?