By Dee Cruce
Just when you thought our beach paradise had everything one could need, destiny steps in and leaves us corrected. That said, there’s a new queen on 30A and she delivers! Nancy Britton, local educator, cooking queen, and grandma extraordinaire, is proud to announce her new business, ‘Casserole Queen’, serving all 30A and the Santa Rosa Beach area. Not a year into moving from western Pennsylvania to Seagrove, Nancy’s children encouraged her to consider putting her cooking gifts to good use. After so many fabulous meals around the dinner table together, it really seemed like a no-brainer, especially considering you won’t find too many eateries on 30A that are willing to deliver readymade or ready-to-cook meals for free, if at all, to your home. Not to mention…these casseroles are so good, they tend to leave one wondering if they are truly worthy of so much deliciousness.
As a girl growing-up in Pennsylvania, Nancy loved cooking and learned from her mother, who happens to be the best cook she’s ever encountered. “Every time I make a casserole for a customer, I think of her and the love she put into every meal she made for our family.” Having passed away this January from complications related to Alzheimer’s Disease, Nancy honors her memory and preserves it with her business and every love-filled casserole she makes. You can taste the love in every bite too.
Currently, Casserole Queen offers some fifteen varieties of fresh, daily-made, and not ever frozen crowd pleasers including the much-loved Chicken Divan, meat or spinach lasagna, pierogi casserole, seafood or chicken alfredo, vegetable bake, chicken or beef enchilada, breakfast scramble, Reuben casserole, ham and scalloped potatoes, corned beef noodle, and the classic shepherd’s pie. Casserole Queen also offers special order casseroles at your request. Each pan of casserole generously serves 10 -12 adults and is delivered to your door for $30. You can order yours hot and ready-to-serve or ready-to-cook. They also freeze well, just in case you order one too many. For orders call or text (850) 737-1850 or visit the Casserole Queen in-person at the Rosemary Beach Community Farmers’ Market every Sunday from 8:00AM to 1PM. While you are there, check out her freshly baked selection of homemade cookies.