Readers might recall reading about Mostly Made in previous issues of Lake Minnetonka Magazine. The company, owned by Deephaven’s Jillian McGary (Head of Hot Dish), specializes in premade enchilada filling, shepherd’s pie mix and skillet lasagna mix.
But there’s more news to share—Mostly Made is now available in the deli section of Super Target. “It’s really neat to see some traction after all that blood, sweat and tears,” McGary says, noting she’s been busy demonstrating and promoting the product.
To gain speed during the pandemic is impressive. “People got tired of cooking during [the pandemic],” McGary says. “They wanted that restaurant-quality food.” A little help in the kitchen for home cooks is always welcome, and the premade items serve well for cabin cooking; older folks, who need assistance; and even college students or young adults, who are short on time and kitchen skills. “It’s cheaper than going out to eat at restaurants and healthier,” McGary says.
The website features recipes for using the mixes, so home cooks have multiple ways of using the products. Think: burrito bowls, nachos and tortilla soup; calzone, minestrone and stuffed spaghetti squash; and scalloped potato shepherd’s pie, tater tot hot dish and more.
The business partners with the Ronald McDonald House–Upper Midwest, sharing its fillings with it residents. It’s a fitting tribute since the business was borne out of McGary providing meals for a family member, who was diagnosed with breast cancer, and her family.
Mostly Made products can be found in Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin.
Find Mostly Made in the freezer section at Kowalski’s Market, 400 Water St., Excelsior; Lakewinds Co-op, 17501 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka; Coburn’s Superstore, 1400 Babcock Blvd., Delano; Jubilee Foods, 2131 Commerce Blvd., Mound; and Super Target (deli), 4848 County Road 101, Minnetonka.
Read more about Mostly Made by visiting mostly-made.com.