Nancy prescott and corie greenblatt insist_ call it your casserole _ columbus ledger-enquirer
Many successful businesses are born out of someone’s personal experience — good or not so good — that solved a common problem or filled a need with a solid product or service.
Such was the case with Call it Yours Casseroles, which was launched just over three years ago by Nancy Prescott and Corie Greenblatt. Calories in a chicken parmesan sub The Columbus businesswomen, who met while serving on a local board, jumped into the enterprise with both pots and pans after deciding that time-strapped families needed an easier way to feed themselves.
Thus, their idea was to use some delicious recipes for casseroles, specialty dishes, breakfast items and sides, cook them up in their 5156 River Road kitchen and store, freeze the products, then sell the food to hungry customers stopping by to pick them up.
“Take it … Chicken and parmesan Bake it … Bread crumbs parmesan chicken Call it Yours” was the simple slogan used by Prescott, 56, and Greenblatt, 46, as they began their journey in September 2013.
What goes with parmesan chicken Amid plenty of hard work and hearty laughs from their humble mistakes along the way, the two have opened a second location in Peachtree City, Ga., added e-commerce sales across the U.S., and developed a plan to sell wholesale in small boutique food stores in the Southeast.
Needless to say, the food-loving Prescott and the sales-oriented Greenblatt have no desire to slow their pace at Call it Yours Casseroles. How to cook parmesan chicken Instead, they will continue testing their dishes on family members and friends and customers, while seeing just how far they can take the small business.
The Ledger-Enquirer visited with the women recently at their business, talking with them about their jobs of helping the masses in the area fill their stomachs with tasty, homestyle food. Parmesan chicken drumsticks This interview is edited for length and clarity.
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