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Thanksgiving is so…yesterday… It’s Black Friday…time to shop till you drop! Start your mad dash through those crowded aisles with Marcia Selden’s Killer breakfast burrito so you can load up your shopping cart with big screen tv’s, fluffy $1 scarves, and an array of other necessary items (note the hint of sarcasm).
While you would never think of running a marathon fueled on Dorito’s and Coke, Black Friday is, to many, a distance race, filled with surprise obstacles around every corner. Fuel your body with a high protein meal that will help you go the distance, and out run your fellow shoppers.
If the thought of eating a leftover Tom Turkey Sandwich doesn’t float your boat, consider a spicy egg and turkey burrito, which can be eaten with one hand as you careen your cart down the aisles looking to score that awesome deal. Here’s our recipe for a delicious (and healthy) Ole Turkey Burrito with a spicy kick. Heck, pack 2, betcha have enough turkey for it!
Ready to talk Thanksgiving Menus? Food Design's Chef Michael Batt has a few ideas for you:
Michael Batt was recently named a winner on Food Network's "Chopped" program, but is his day job he provides great catering for clients including Ron Howard and Kathy Hilton and caters charitable events of all sizes for The American Red Cross, Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, and more. He has a few favorite Thanksgiving side dishes that have proved tried and true, and Chef Batt has offered to share his recipe with us. Check out these great recipes for: Sweet Potato puree with Maple Syrup, Vanilla bean, Cinnamon & Orange; Brussels’ Sprouts with Roasted Garlic, & Roasted Baby Carrots & Parsnips with brown Sugar & Sage.
You don't have to be Jewish to love latkes. And it doesn't have to be Hanukkah to set aside your fear of frying and indulge in a steaming stack of crisp and creamy sautéed potato patties slathered in sour cream, applesauce (or even served a la mode). Indeed, the cold weather holidays offer the ideal excuse to serve warm, welcoming, and festive Latkes.
Fairway Market has brought us a recipe for latkes that is perfect for holiday cooking, secular or sacred, starting with Thanksgiving. Not only are these yummy pancakes a seasonal treat, but they work wonderfully as a do-ahead. After frying, keep the latkes warm in a low oven for up to two hours. You can also make a day ahead, refrigerate and then re-heat on a cookie sheet for five minutes in a medium oven.
Why are these latkes different than all others? Rebecca Martin of Fairway, who created the recipe, says there is no secret, but the following steps make the prep virtually foolproof.
At this time of year the internet is teeming with turkey recipes- brined birds, fried birds, bacon wrapped birds. November also signals an equally important time, football season! We wanted to share our favorite game day, “hangin’ with friends” snack foods. You know the “what you eat on the couch all day long, watching the game in your sweatpants” meal.
The trick to a successful game day with friends is to use make-ahead recipes, so all you have to do is invite your friends, grab the remote, and a seat on the couch.
We’ve taken the classics and added our Marcia Selden Catering touch. Keep it simple, use paper plates, have lots of napkins on hand, and use fun serving pieces. This will keep the feel casual, and most importantly, make clean up a breeze. Enjoy 3 great recipes: Mexican 7 Layer Dip, "Da Bomb" Chili Potato Skins, Michael's Maple Chicken Wings & Sausage Bread. Oh yeah!!
Crisp fall days are upon us, and if you’re like most people, you’ve let go of that lazy end of summer vibe and are now into full-on rush mode. Too busy for dinner? Think again… We have you covered with these delicious, warm, could-even- be-eaten-for-breakfast muffin tin meals. These tasty little bites are a snap to make, freeze beautifully, and are the perfect dinner or snack for your hungry posse: Chicken Pot Pie, Zucchini & Leek Baked Noodles, and Turkey Meatloaf. Your family will thank you.
After eating these Grilled Oysters at the recent Fork It Over fundraiser for The Westport Farmers' Market, we decided this recipe had to be shared. Norm Bloom and Sons is based in Norwalk and they provide locally and sustainably farmed oysters for many of the restaurants in the CT area and beyond. This recipe, inspired by Norm Bloom & Sons' Oysters was created by Matt Storch of Match Restaurant, and is one you'll go back to time and time again. It's a classic that complements the natural brininess of the oysters perfectly, and everything is just better when it's grilled.
Norm Bloom & Sons' Grilled Oysters
September might feel like the beginning of fall to some, but to many others it means the return of the nightly back to school dinnertime dilemma, and the sentence that sends chills through many parents; the dreaded “I’m hungreeeee, what’s for dinnerrrr?!”
Our mouth-watering chimichurri burgers are a sure-fire way to please everyone at the family table. If you can’t wrap your arms around making home-made sweet potato fries, use the frozen ones, we won’t tell!
Enjoy this perfect weeknight recipe for Chimichurri Burger with Roasted Sweet Potato Fries.
I like making (and drinking) this cocktail. Maybe it's because that you can't tell how bitter the Sibila Amaro is. It adds just the right amount of complexity to cut through the sweetness of the preserves. The Domaine Canton adds an underlying ginger spice while the Plymouth Gin and Carpano Antica Vermouth tie everything together. I like to call this kind of cocktail a "think or drink" cocktail. You can either think about every sip, analyze it and pull the flavors apart or just sip it on your front porch on a beautiful Summer day while watching the grass grow.