I gave up Bacon for Lent. Torture. I’ll be eyeing small animals in about two weeks, and think that there is probably enough barbecue sauce in the world to cover the taste of raccoon.
With weather warming up a bit, we are taking advantage of nice fruits and vegetables and also throwing some spicier foods your way. Since I gave up bacon (yes, I know I already mentioned that, but am craving sympathy) I need something with a kick to it to satisfy my pork cravings! We have a Spicy Crawfish Dip with a little cayenne bite and a new Hot Cheese plate served with Marinara & Ranch. If you haven’t ever tried Halloumi cheese, give it a shot – we’re crazy about it. Some new salads and dressings – Spinach-Strawberry with Strawberry Vinaigrette, Greek Salad with Kalamata Olives, Feta Cheese, and Tomatoes topped with Green Goddess dressing. We have some new soups, too: Clam Chowder, Spicy Tomato Bisque, and Butternut Squash Soup. And new pasta: Ravioli stuffed with Italian Sausage & Parmesan and served with Marinara. For dessert, we have Chocolate Mousse with Chantilly Cream, Bananas Foster with Ice Cream, and Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing.
Look for details in upcoming weeks: Karaoke Night on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17th from 7 p.m. to midnight…and our next Cheese Class in early April.
Elaine aka Queen Bee
Valentine’s Day (or Singles Awareness Day, depending on your outlook) is fast approaching and we are cooking up a storm in the kitchen as we experiment (and taste & taste…umm, can jeans actually be let out or should I just pull out my fatty girl ones from storage?) with delicious and different fare for you. Details to follow next week!
In the meantime, this week: Crawfish Etoufee with Dirty Rice and Split Pea Soup with Smoked Ham. Both absolutely scrumptious. Also two new vodka infusions: Lemon & Rosemary and Watermelon & Whipped Cream. Danger, Will Robinson! For those of you that are still following your New Year’s Resolutions, we have Pavlova with Chantilly Cream & Fruit for dessert. Only slightly sinful. Of course, if you want to taste total richness, try our Bread Pudding with Whiskey Caramel Sauce. OMG. That’s all I can say.
This weekend we’ll add our yummy Lasagna with Meat Sauce served with Salad and Garlic Bread along with some fun wine pairings.
Tracy & James McKinney have given us the date for our first Cheese Class: Understanding Cheese I — Saturday, February 25th from 2-4 p.m. A great selection of cheese and accompaniments, vino to match, and lots of fun (just wait for Tracy to talk about malolactic fermentation!). Call us (817-281-9500), email us (email@example.com) or come by – we don’t want you to miss out!
Elaine aka Queen Bee