Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Festive Spread

We missed you at the party, so I thought the least I could do is give you the menu.  Here's what we dined on in Durham during the snowstorm listening to drummer boy.


Puff pastry, thawed, egg-washed, sprinkled with pepper and parmesan, cut in strips with a pizza cutter, twisted and baked for 15 minutes at 400.

Sesame Snap Peas:

Blanch peas in boiling water for 30 seconds, remove, run under cold water, pat dry, coat with toasted sesame oil and black sesame seeds.


For the recipe to this delicious Japenese Soba Noodle dish go here.

Curried Chicken Salad:

A Martha fave found here.  Set bowl of salad on ice and serve with crackers.

Cheese selection (and pairing):

-Manchego with honeycomb
-Cheddar with pepper jelly
-Camembert with red pears

Crudite Platter:

Radishes halved lengthwise, cucumber spears, sliced fennel.  Serve with a mixture of buttermilk, mayonnaise, fresh dill, onion, garlic powder and s&p.


Apple Cider and Sprite with cinnamon sticks.

*Combine all above with an array of chocolates and chocolates.

*All of the above can be made ahead of time the morning of.


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