Holiday menus

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  1. shroomgirl

    shroomgirl

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    This is my first menu this year:

    "substantual cocktail buffet"

    beef tenderloin sandwich with caramelized onions, coarse mustard and horseradish sauce on rosemary rolls....

    Smoked turkey sandwiches with cranberry chutney and root slaw on ciabatta

    cold: crudite with red pepper buttermilk dressing
    fruit

    hot: butternut squash puree with maple syrup in fillo cups
    small potatoes twice stuffed with morels

    Passed: morbier on crouton with truffle honey drizzle
    apple with smoked trout and aoili
    black trumpet duxelle on crouton
    fig and blue cheese on puff with balsalmic syrup drizzle

    chocolate meragines
    chocolate chocolate cherry brownies
    pecan caramel stars
    sugar cookies with crystal sugar

    wine, beer, eggnog

    YOURS????
     
  2. isa

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    That sounds so good Shroom!

    Is this the menu you will use for your holiday entertaining or is it the menu you'll propose to your clients?


    I have not decided on a menu yet. All I know is there will be turkey and miniature chocolate tarts, some with clementine compote, other with caramel.


    And cookies, I do want to make the pecan caramel star and the toffee bits shortbread.


    I did make a master list of cookies and sweets. I just have to decide on a few, at this point, there must be over 150 recipes on the list....
     
  3. cape chef

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    Sounds great shroom!!!

    What do you serve your apple and smoked trout on?
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  4. shroomgirl

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    an apple slice with a touch of dillweed aoili and a few flakes of smoked Mo trout on the end with a tiny bit of aoili and a dill frond on top of the trout...light, crunchy, good for diet guys, economical....what more could you ask for???

    It's a party I've proposed to a client....who is a shroom hunter thus the wild shrooms.
     
  5. isa

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    Just a note Shroom, since it is for a client, in French it is meringues. :)
     
  6. shroomgirl

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    that one always gets me....guess I need to plaster it on my desk cus I type it regularly...say CC what do you do about creative spelling on bids? my spell check doesn't get that one, for that matter I wouldn't know what else we're missing.
     
  7. isa

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    Shroom,


    If you have a French menu or French terms to be looked at, I'll be happy to help you.
     
  8. cape chef

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    Knowing my wonderful ability to spell I'm almost afraid to answer.

    I'm lucky because my program at work "file maker pro"has spell check, But only in english. I'm lucky though because my director of F&B is from Laussane and specks French,italian,spanish,german and our director of Ops is a Waldorf alumni and Cornell grad (Drew Niemport was her class mate) has an unbelievible ability to support my menus,Also my H.R person is from France as well.
    So as I put together proposels for clients that need some tweeking in other languages I rely on my peers at work
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  9. shroomgirl

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    The advantages of working for corporate....I want my own multilingual speller tooooooo, especially a german one that repairs cars and fix computers.
     
  10. isa

    isa

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    How about a French version of Word?


    Doesn't fix car though. ;)
     
  11. cape chef

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    I wish I could help!!!!

    But take me out of the kitchen and I'm all thumbs;)
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  12. cape chef

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    a couple things I'm rolling out next week.

    Pumpkin rissoto cake with a rouget of toasted corn,chanterels and maine lobster, I thought maybe a coral zabligone

    Simmered shallot bruchetta with a fine bruiniose of rattatulie and sliced loin of lamb..I'm debating if I want to add a dash of curry to the ratt?

    roast amish chicken with a wild mushroom pudding and a cider-thyme jus, Perhaps a apple-yukon galette?

    baked chathom cod with mass cockles,stonigton chard and brown butter with smashed leeks and chive oil

    what do ya think?
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  13. shroomgirl

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    A study in orange....how fun and chantrelles are one of my favs
    Lamb gone Mediterranean/Indian.....I'm working on it, ratatoille is one of my least favorite things, I eat at a French restaurant often that over uses it....
    I'm all over the chicken.....what shrooms and absolutely the galette
    Cod<never ate a cockle> sounds very NE....smashed leeks huh is that in smashed tators ?

    Richard Perry is doing chicken hash at his restaurant....whatdaja think of a small dish of chicken or game bird hash with a poached quail egg in an indention? possibly a few black trumpets in the hash.....sauce?????

    Whole Foods has this incredible pumpkin yeast bread....not sweet at all, just a good loaf.....imagine making stuffing with it or
    croutons.....fall salad with pumpkin bread croutons, dried cranberries, pear dressing.....maybe some blue cheese....
     
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    I have a decent pupmkin yeast bread if you need it. I make it into pumpkin sweet rolls but you can make it into bread and top with some grains or seeds. I'm not sure about using it as a stuffing (I'm picky about stuffing) but turned into a bread pudding would be great (my mind only seems to work on sweets now adays...).
     
  15. shroomgirl

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    This is the first time I've had a savory or non-sweet pumpkin bread....Boy can you imagine sweet rolls with bourbon soaked raisins, pecans, orange zest rolled into a more brioche version...oh man.
    The possibilities are so exciting......the custard from "In the Sweet Kitchen's" pumpkin bread pudding...Regans bread is a quick bread...but the custard is orange/vanilla bean and lucious.
    Or just turkey sandwiches on thepumpkin bread with cranberry chutney, hmmmm what kinda veg would you put on that....lettuce is not quite right.....
    Or using the dough as a calazone.....I could see Indian filling going great....lamb samosa kinda thing....or Italian twist with Porcinis, Pancetta, artichokes maybe, garlic, buttons with a hit of Marsala or Maderia or even Bourbon as an app.
    Or Southern with pork sausage and green onions, garlic, sorta Nachadish (phonetically spelled) meat pie with sweet potato dough....cooollll
    Or Pumpkin pizza dough with roasted roots, garlic, 5 year old gouda shavings, mozz maybe...add a sauteed winter leafy green with acid to cut the sweet....
    Fondue with Pumpkin bread.....now what cheesey combo belongs with that????
    Good to be in the groove again.
     
  16. isa

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    I think there is a recipe for pumpkin cranberry bread in Baking With Julia.

    When making pumpkin pie, do you used heavy cream or carnation milk? Bake your own pumpkin or use canned pumpkin?
     
  17. shroomgirl

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    All the above!!!! I really really like Cazuela Pie from "In the Sweet Kitchen" it is incredible....and a wonderful verison of the standard pumpkin pie.