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How many appetizers to make for your party?
Food Safety Pages. Check them out!
Buffet and Party Safety
Also includes what to do if your guests have been
delayed at least an hour
Golden Rules of
IF IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT! If you have any
question in your mind about the freshness or safety of eating a food product,
throw it out. It is better to be safe than sorry!
Picnic Safety Tips
is nothing more American than the picnic. Picnics can take on many forms,
such as the community picnic, friends and neighbors, tailgate parties, or
ball games. There is also one sure thing at every picnic-lots of good food.
The important point is to have safe and healthy food, not food that can
cause food borne illness. Always prepare and store food properly.
Summer is the time for barbecues and picnics.
The biggest party crasher
at summer picnic and buffets is food borne bacteria. You can't see them
you can't taste them, but you sure can feel them if illness occurs
hours or days later.
Six-Course Dinner -
Menu and Recipes
Pork Loin with
before dinner in living room)
Feta Cheese with
A very simple and utterly
spectacular appetizer! Your guests will be impressed!
from the Friuli region of Italy, these delicious wafers are spoonfuls of grated cheese
that are baked and cooled. Great served with cocktails or wine, filled with your favorite
filling for appetizers.
Dill Pickle Soup
This very unusual Dill Pickle Soup
tastes fantastic! It always surprises my guests when
they discover that it has dill pickles in it.
Sourdough French Bread
This Sourdough French Bread recipe is very easy
to do, but if you desire, you can also purchased your bread to save some time.
My all-time favorite salad is the Caesar Salad. To many, including
myself, this is the King of salads.
Course - Palate Cleanser
Verjus Mint Sorbet
Course - Main Course:
Pork Loin with
Pumpkin Sage Bread Pudding
This recipe was adapted
from a recipe for Double-Cut Pork Chops with Pumpkin Sage Bread Pudding and Pan Gravy
by the Blue Sky Cafe in Manzanita, Oregon. The original recipe appeared in the Oregonian
newspaper on Tuesday, January 6, 2004. The original recipe called for double-cut pork
chops. Since this cut of pork is harder to find, I substituted pork loin.
Sixth Course - Dessert:
Perfect Creme Brulee
Very few desserts are more
delicious to eat and to look at. Translated from the French, this popular dessert means
"burnt cream," referring to the caramelized finish. A classic finale to a meal, creme brulee can be served slightly warm or chilled.
This is one of my favorite desserts to serve at my dinner parties.
This course can either be served at
your dining table after clearing the dishes or in the living room.
A good way to end a meal is with a (decaf) latte.
Learn how to make a
perfect cup of