Coffee Spice Lamb Chops Dinner
Coffee Spice Lamb Chops dinner is sure to impress everyone you serve this dinner to. This is a great summer menu that your family or guests will definitely love!
Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese Crostini
A very simple and easy-to-make appetizer that will please your guests!
2nd Course – Soup:
Shrimp Martini Ceviche with Chili-Cumin Chips
For a wonderful refreshing presentation, serve this delightful low fat, low calorie, and low carbohydrate Ceviche Martini. The acidity of the lime juice actually “cooks” or “pickles” the shrimp and firms the flesh. This will be one of your favorite summer soup recipes.
3rd Course – Salad:
Insalata Caprese is one of the simplest and most delicious of salads. This is basically a summer dish and it should be made only with local vine-ripened tomatoes that are red, juicy and flavorful.
4th Course – Main Entree and Sides:
Coffee Spice Lamb Chops
This lamb and mint are a classic pairing. The fennel used in the marinade adds brightness, and the coffee used in both the marinade and sauce adds a burst of unexpected richness to the flavor profile of this dish.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
These mashed potatoes are excellent served with the lamb.
Cheese Boards, Cheese Plates, and Cheese Platters
Entertaining frequently includes some kind of cheese tray, often with fruit or vegetables or meat or a combination of these foods. If you are short on time you can, of course, buy a fruit and cheese tray at most good quality grocery stores or online. But if you have the time this is an opportunity to be creative and introduce your guests to some new cheeses. It’s great fun!
6th Course Dessert:
In Italy, coffee granita is served in tall glasses filled halfway with granita and topped with whipped cream. Granitas are as cool and delicious as ice cream, but they are much lighter, more refreshing,and a lot easier to make.
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 Coffee.
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Golden Rules of Food Safety – 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 – There 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 Safety Tips – Summer is the time for barbecues and picnics. The biggest party crasher at summer picnic and buffets is food borne bacteria. You can not see them and you can not taste them, but you sure can feel them if illness occurs hours or days later.