Wednesday, April 30, 2008
The Menu: Gourmet dining
It was a nice meal, with more wine than I was drinking. I did like the desert wine, it sparkled like Champagne.
Mrs. Jim is on the menu planning committee, forty-four subdivision couples eat three different dinners all using the same menu three times a year.
This is the second meal of the year, the planning committe of four ladies plus husbands have to 'test' and fine tune the recipes and serving sizes.
She has the recipes for each item:
Tapenade and Goat-Cheese Canapes
Cream of Fresh Pea Soup
Crab Cakes, Mango and Avocado Salad
Deluxe Tenderloin of Beef with Red Wine Sauce
Gnocchi Diamonds of Hominy Grits and Gruyere Cheese
Florentine Tomatoes with Pine Nut Gremolata
Danish Apple Cake
Hostess: Beef Tenderloin
Person 1: Soup and Gnocchi
Person 2: Salad and Florentine Tomatoes
Person 3: Dessert