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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Time to Sail (and cook)!

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"Time to Sail"
Oil, 6" x 6" on canvas panel.
$200 unframed.

You all know I am just swamped cooking and getting ready for our annual holiday party (which is this Saturday night). A few of you emailed me and asked if I would print the menu. I do cook everything but I also have a crew that comes in on Saturday night and cooks everything I have made (so I can enjoy the party).
So, here is the menu ... and yes, I am completely insane for cooking this every year. But I do love it. (OK, maybe I don't love it this week but next week it will have seemed like more fun!)
I guess you could say this is my holiday gift to all of our family and friends. So, if you don't see any more new paintings on my blog this week ... you now know why!

Holiday Party Menu (for 150 guests)

Spicy grilled shrimp cocktail in shot glasses

Smoked turkey with cranberry/orange muffins

Smoked salmon and lemon dill sauce

Chinese Chicken salad in won ton cups

Assorted veggies with Roasted Red Pepper Dip

BLT tomatoes

Caesar salad on parmesan cheese flat cups

Blue cheese, Walnut and Cranberry Crostini

Skewered chicken with peanut sauce

Skewered flank steak with peanut sauce

Brie cups with pomegranates

Cape Fear crab cakes and dill sauce

Sesame Ahi with sauce & rice in shot glasses

Pesto stuffed mushrooms

Four cheese puffs

Tart shells with spinach/artichoke dip and parmesan cheese

Whipped sweet potatoes with brown sugar topping in pastry shells

Crab quesadillas

Butternut squash, coconut ginger soup

Cranberry, chocolate & toffee oatmeal cookies

Peanut butter fudge

Frosted sugar cookies

Cranberry shortbread cookies

Chocolate Mint Marvel cookies

Back to the kitchen!


Pam Holnback said...

Wow! Great menu!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I am hungry, now, but I digress.
Your color harmony is wonderful. It's not easy to use such saturated color without it getting gaudy, but you know how to temper it.
This is another beauty!

Anonymous said...

OK girlfriend...way to make us mere mortals feel...well just average. Your paintings are delightful and your "Martha Stewart-ness" (minus the jail time) is phenomenal. I am not going to ask how you do it, because I truly believe you are not of this world!

julie davis said...

Love this painting--it's striking. ANd the menu is, as well! So enormous--wish I were a member of the family!

Bobbi Heath said...

What a great menu, can't wait to hear how the party went. I don't know how you do all that and for so many people too!


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