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Chief Cook (and bottle washer)

January 31, 2015

Hey All !!

Yep…  that’s me in the Cowboy Hat…  the Chef…   Doing Dishes…   I do it all !!!   Yee Haah!!!

It’s been a few days since I’ve posted anything…    Caught the nasty winter bug this past Monday after the great “sin-dig” (shin-dig) catering gig last weekend for 115 folks at the SMCHA Officer Installation and Horse-women of the year gala at the Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Clubhouse…   I pulled together a great group of kitchen help, and front-of-house servers to provide what turned out to be a great success (based on feedback from guests and the President of the organization)…   Gotta say that my wife and I, along with our friends, had a blast puttin’ it on !!  Good Food, A Little Pazzaz, Live Music, Libations, and most important, a GREAT GROUP OF PEOPLE, can make any night like this a fixed memory in one’s mind…

Menu:

Stationed Apps:  Smoked Salmon with hard-boiled-egg, capers, onion, and olive, International Cheeses, with Cali-Pinot-Grapes, Dried Stone Fruit and Truffle pate’, Vegetable Crudate’…

Passed Apps:  Grilled Ginger and Cilantro Chicken and Pineapple Skewers with Garlic/Peanut sauce, Creamy White Bean and Bacon Soup-Shots with Goat-Cheese-Infused Rye Crouton, Molten Artichoke/Jalapeno Stuffed Phylo Cups, and Grilled Watermelon and Pineapple Skewers with Wasabi Aioli…

Buffet:  Mediterranean Garden Greens Salad with Lemon Vinegarette and Feta, Carved Whole Roasted Filet Mignon Matre’d, Prawns Scampi, Herbed Penne Alfredo, Fresh Roasted Golden Fingerlings Potatoes, Saute’d Local Harvest Green Beans with Shallot and Rainbow Bell Pepper Burre Blanc, Chocolate Cake from the Woodside Bakery

Whoa….   How could it go wrong?

Heres a pic of the mess we left in the kitchen…  Thank you, God, for the cleaning elves !! (this is only about 10%)

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(nice shot of the MPSMC kitchen, or otherwise known as my second home)…

More pics to come showing the prep, service, apps, entrees, and the over-all-party-vibe that followed this mess…    coming up later this weekend !!

Remember…  Apply Heat and Eat…  It really can be that simple…   All I want is to help you see how simple it really is…   Let me show you what kind of heat to apply, where, when, how, and why…  Will you try?     Hey…  I’m just a guy…   Apply Heat and Eat…  Like ham & swiss on rye…

(did I just do that?)

Please let me know what you’d like to know that would break the kitchen barrier for you…  I’ll do my best to open the doors wide…

Until next time…  Happy Heating !!

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