Warm and sunny days have arrived and so has National Barbecue Month! The month of May is a great time to get outside more and start cooking and eating al fresco. Grilling is great because it results in a specific smokey flavor and allows the opportunity to gather outdoors and enjoy the weather. We’re talking marinated and grilled chicken, grilled corn on the cob, and of course burgers too! There are so many different foods and recipes to choose from and try out when grilling. Search the web and walk the aisles of Tacoma Boys to get inspired with recipes and ingredients.
The opportunity to cook is around every corner and healthy side dishes are one of the easiest to whip up! Side dishes can be super easy to cook because they are small and usually require just a couple ingredients. From potatoes, to salads, to flavorful grains, there are many ways to enjoy a variety of dishes with each meal. And when it comes to spring vegetables, the Pacific Northwest has plenty to choose from. This spring, try experimenting with new ideas for sides and starters to add more excitement and nutrients to your meals at every opportunity.
Spring is in the air and that means it's just about time to celebrate Easter! From holiday parades and celebrations to easter egg hunts and bunny baskets for the kids, there is plenty to look forward to. And that surely includes enjoying Easter with spring themed food throughout the day and weekend.
Dress up your home and office with spring flowers to celebrate the start of the season! From hanging baskets, to flowering plants, fresh cut stems, and more. Tacoma Boys always has a rotating selection of plants and flowers to choose from. And when the warmer seasons come around, there are even more seasonal flowers too. Annuals and perennials in many varieties are prearranged or sold separately for your convenience.
The crisp, cold season is wrapping up but there is still so much winter produce to eat! From kale, to cabbage, citrus and more, winter foods are abundant. Cooking seasonally is nutritious and connects you to your local farms as well as the earth beneath your feet. In the Pacific Northwest, most people consider summer cooking as the main event for local produce. But, there is a variety of different winter produce to experiment with around this time of year.
There is still a couple months of the season left and enough time to enjoy the best winter beer! Dark, robust, and sometimes spiced, winter beer can be just as cozy as refreshing. And afternoons spent inside with a football game are perfect with a few craft beers to sip on. From Tacoma and all over the Pacific Northwest, there are plenty of local options to try. And other domestic and imported beers are available alongside the local bottles and cans at Tacoma Boys, too.
Christmas and Hanukkah are almost here and it’s time to plan for your holiday prime rib roast! Tacoma Boys’ meat case and butcher counter offers multiple cuts and types of meat. This means you can stay prepared for the holidays with your choice of meat and seafood. A huge variety of already-assembled entrees like stuffed chicken breast or pork chops bring the flavor and cut down on prep time, too. But for Christmas or other winter holidays, consider cooking prime rib for a traditional and tasty dinner main!
Dessert wine is a sweet and fruity option that can be enjoyed at any time, but especially after dinner. During the holiday season, celebratory dinners tend to involve tasty desserts and after-dinner drinks to enjoy. Why not combine the two for some dessert wine sipping? Tacoma Boys’ vast selection of beer and wine means there is a refreshing option for everyone to try! This includes a variety of wines that are perfect for tasting alongside dessert or after dinner.
Tacoma Boys wide selection of fresh Christmas trees is back for another season! The beautiful tradition makes the season extra special, signaling the presence of the holiday in the home. Whether short or tall, bright green or white and flocked, we have the perfect Christmas tree for every home. And with trees, wreaths, and garland, there’s nothing quite like the fragrance of fresh evergreen or pine!
For those with a sweet tooth, Thanksgiving desserts are the best part of the holiday! And it’s something to look forward to and plan all season long. Classics like pumpkin or apple pie are popular for good reason. But if you want to get a bit more creative with nontraditional desserts, there are plenty of tasty recipes to try. Read on for examples of 5 unique Thanksgiving desserts plus snacks for your holiday spread.