Friday, September 28, 2012

65th no pictures


MENU FOR WARNER’S 65TH BIRTHDAY
[Note menu with pictures directly after this entry]
APPETIZERS

Gravlox  

Capanata 

Mustard Batons 

Buffalo Chicken Balls with Blue Cheese Dressing 

Warner’s Country Pate

Warner’s Wild Mushroom Pate

Warner’s Bourbon Chicken Liver Mousse

Pork Rillettes 

Tapas Canapes on Belgian Endive 

Phylo Triangles with Roquefort and Cashew 

Assorted Cheeses and Sausages

Crudites

ENTREES

Goulash & Sauerkraut in the Style of Szeged
  With Sour Creazm 

Whole Grain Spaetzle 

Ratouille SW 

Frogmore Stew 

Tunisian Chicken K-Bobs ith Currants and Olives & a Red Pepper Currant Dipping Sauce 

DESSERTS

Birthday Cake

Assorted Home Made Ice Creams

   Peach Frozen Yogurt Cuisinat

  Blueberry Ice Cream 

  Vanilla Bean 

  Pistachio Ice Creams 


Fruit Salad

65th with pictures


MENU FOR WARNER’S 65TH BIRTHDAY
[Note menu without pictures directly above this entry]
APPETIZERS

Gravlox  

Capanata 


Mustard Batons 
no picture, these are mustards and pickles served as accompaniment 

Buffalo Chicken Balls with Blue Cheese Dressing 

Warner’s Country Pate






Warner’s Wild Mushroom Pate




Warner’s Bourbon Chicken Liver Mousse

Pork Rillettes 

Tapas Canapes on Belgian Endive 

Phylo Triangles with Roquefort and Cashew 

Assorted Cheeses and Sausages



Crudites
upper left of picture
ENTREES

Goulash & Sauerkraut in the Style of Szeged
  With Sour Creazm 

Whole Grain Spaetzle 

Ratouille SW 

Frogmore Stew 

Tunisian Chicken K-Bobs ith Currants and Olives & a Red Pepper Currant Dipping Sauce 

DESSERTS

Birthday Cake

Assorted Home Made Ice Creams

   Peach Frozen Yogurt Cuisinat

  Blueberry Ice Cream 

  Vanilla Bean 

  Pistachio Ice Creams 


Fruit Salad













Monday, September 24, 2012

September 24 2012


MENU FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2012

 Mon. AM           Creamed Lobster in Puff Pastry Shells


Mon. PM            Lamb Curry with Spinach f/i
                             Steamed Rice, Salad
                             Flat Bread

Tues. AM            Beef Barley Soup f/i



 Tues. PM            Sausages in Red Wine
                             Potato Gratin
                             Salad with Apple


Weds. AM          Ham and Cheese Panini

Weds. PM           Beef  With Peppers f/i
                             Steamed Rice, Tossed Salad with Orange

Thurs. AM          Grilled Sausage with Sauerkraut

Fri. Am                Turkey Vegetable Soup with Pasta  f/i

Fri. PM                Patricia Well’s Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic BC-PW
                             Baby Peas, Salad
                             Peasant Bread


Sat. AM               Cold Cuts  

Friday, September 21, 2012

September 17, 2012


MENU FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17, 2012

Fall is upon us.  We did have one bad rain storm this week which engulfed the unpicked cherry tomatoes.   I don’t think we’ll see any more this season.  But it was a good run.

Still working on clearing out the leftovers section of the freezer. It is so easy to have dinner already done.  All I need is a starch and a salad.  And yes, I’m still cooking rice.  I will take the precaution of rinsing it beforehand, but I can’t imagine that it is going to do real damage to adults who eat a reasonably balanced diet.  Do need to be using more barley and quinoa and the like.  I keep them in the pantry – I just tend to forget about them.  Creatures of habit…

We are in the throes of planning an upcoming party.  Getting the house in order, washing the curtains, rehanging pictures and the like.   And planning the menu.  That’s the fun part.  What we are thinking of is a cardiologist’s dream (as in Oh Goody!  More business!) But when one entertains – what the hell.  Will have some healthy alternatives, however, for our friends and family with diabetes.

The key, I think, is (1) organization and (2) preparation.  As they say at the CIA, Preparation Is Everything.  I’ve already got five appetizers in the freezer in addition to having sausages and cheeses on hand.  Also, three ice creams.  And one entrĂ©e.  As we get closer to the date, I’ll continue to add on to this collection leaving very little preparation a la minute. I ‘ll have finalized the menu and you’ll see it here next week.  We’re figuring about 30 people – give or take.  It’s a little hard to tell as any number of folk have not rsvp-ed….One of my pet peeves…

Half Dome, Yosemite - early summer 1984


Mon. AM              Beef Barley Soup f/i Gumbo over rice




Mon. PM              Chicken Bouillabaisse f/i
                             Steamed Rice, Tossed Salad




Tues. AM             Turkey Munster Pickle Panini




Tues. PM              Steak Maremma LI
                             Pasta with Fresh Pesto



 The moon on the deck while grilling, the reverse crescent artifact is probably a reflection off the UV filter





Weds AM             Turkey Vegetable Soup



Weds. PM            Pork Goulash with Sauerkraut and Sour Cream f/i
                             Spaetzle, Peas

Thurs. PM            Flounder Grenobloise WTC 94
                             Pasta with Gorgonzola Cheese CIC I

Fri.    AM             Steak and Eggs

Fri.    PM              Pork Marengo f/i
                             Noodles,  Salad

Sat. AM               Grilled Burgers

Sat. PM                Steamed Dumplings
Lobster Pot Pie C –SL
                             Salad

Sun. AM              French Toast

Sun. PM               Baked Clams
                            Sausage in Red Wine FW 2001
                            Savoyard Potato Gratin JC 1
                           Tossed Salad with Pear