Saturday Night – 01/29/11

We skipped a week to go to a poetry reading where a friend was the feature. We were back with a full house this week. Here’s what we ate…

Menu
White “chili” with cornbread (with or without chicken)
Green salad with roasted red peppers & “pickled” shallots

Gingerbread

While the recipe called this a chili it was more a baked casserole. It was really good though and will probably make another appearance somewhere down the line.

Notes under here

Saturday night – 01/15/11

We still have a few winter squashes from our CSA box left and I wanted to use one of the butternut squashes. I used a recipe I’ve made several times for our holiday party, an Israeli couscous recipe, as the kicking off point for the rest of the menu.

Menu
Pomegrante glazed chicken
Israeli Couscous with roasted butternut squash
Spinach sauteed with garlic
Ted made bread

Blueberry cake

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Holiday Party 2011

We held our annual after the holidays Holiday Party on January 8th this year. 20 or so friends gathered with us to eat, drink and be merry. It was a lovely time.

Here’s what we noshed on…

Apps
Potato knish w/creme fraiche & chive
Chestnut Crostini with Mushroom Duxelle
Ricotta Spinach Cups
Provencal Puff Pastry Bits
Roasted Shrimp with cocktail sauce
Mixed Olives
Pigs in a Blanket

Main dishes
Braised dark meat turkey
Potato gratin
Cornbread
Green Salad with beets, nuts, apple, roasted asparagus

Desserts
Tiramisu
Chocolate covered cheesecake
Gingerbread
an assortment of cookies