Saturday, November 22, 2008

Four Foods on Friday

I'm running late with this post again. I need a vacation! But nevertheless here are this week's questions

#1. What’s the worst tasting food you’ve ever eaten?
That would be Walden Farms fat free, calorie free peanut butter. Yes, you read that correctly It was metically tasting and sharp smelling....kind of tasted like fertilizer smells. I should have known that it sounded to good to be true.

#2. Share a funny or embarassing story about a meal you’re made.
Um, the huge bath of pumpkin bread that I made for the holidays two years ago. I accidentally grabbed the paprika instead of the cinnamon. You should have seen my grandfathers face when he took a bite.

#3. What food do you burn or have problems cooking most often?
I said it before, but I cannot make brownies. I've tried to make them from scratch and from the box but never had any luck. They are mushy in the center and charred on the edges. MAybe it's my pan??

#4. Name two foods you’ll be eating on this Thanksgiving.
We're trying something new this year. My family is coming into New York (yay!) and we are going out to eat. Here's our menu selection:

SOUP
Soup of butternut squash, hazelnut, apple and roasted seckel pear

SALAD
Organic baby mesclun mix, toasted walnut and fall squash vinaigrette

ENTREE
-Crisp skin long island duck breast, sweet potato and maple puree, garlic sauteed brussel sprouts
-Whole wheat rigatoni with fall vegetables, fresh red and yellow tomato sauce, roasted olives
-Roasted organic amish turkey, sweet potato puree, brussels sprouts, cranberry chutney, chestnut stuffing, mashed potatoes and giblet gravy
-Stuffed farfalle with sundried tomato pesto, grilled sweet italian sausage
-Slow braised beef short ribs with cheddar cheese mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables
-Fennel crusted north atlantic salmon, scallion and celery root mashed potatoes, warmed grapes and caperberries
-16-oz ny strip steak with roasted garlic and herb butter, crispy french fries and belgian dipping sauce
DESSERT
-Machintoch apple, cinnamon raisin cobbler with cinnamon ice crem
-Individual pumpkin pie with fresh chantilly cream
-Flourless chocolate souffle with vanilla bean ice cream
-Italian blood orange sorbet

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4 comments:

Cairo Typ0 said...

I'm with you on the brownies! My homemade from scratch never work! It drives me nuts!

Ginny said...

That menu sounds fantastic!

clair said...

Good gracious, that menu! Can I come to New York for dinner too LOL?

valmg said...

My goodness, you must be starting to cook now with all that food!
Our cold snap isn't supposed to break for a while, stay warm!