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Tuesday's Dinner, 10/29/13??? - cjs - 10-29-2013

What's on the menu for everyone today??

I'm throwing a dinner party - an early one for Roy's Birthday (it's on Nov.1st) It was going to be a last minute party for about 12, but life and commitments got in the way, so cancelled it but 2 of our friends said since they'd already acceptec, they were coming anyway!!!

So, I'm having a small dinner party for four!!

Our menu-

Louisiana Buttermilk Fried Alligator
Smoked Ketchup
Tropical Salsa

(wine to be determined)

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Roasted Chicken with Mustard and Garlic

Mashed Potatoes with Crispy Shallots

Red Cabbage Gratin

18 Hour Bread
(wine to be determined)

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Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecakes
Tobin James Liquid Love
2010 Late Harvest Zin
Tobin James Charisma
2009 Late Harvest Blend – Barbera and Zin


Since our guests have a winery, I'm waiting until they're here and she can match the wines!! It's going to be fun.

Re: Tuesday's Dinner, 10/29/13??? - Trixxee - 10-29-2013

Nice menu!

Still working on that chicken. Making some chicken noodle soup. The weather is about as fallish as it will ever be here - mixture of sun and clouds and a high of 63.

Re: Tuesday's Dinner, 10/29/13??? - Harborwitch - 10-29-2013

Sounds wonderful Jean. Happy Early Birthday to Roy!

We're having roast chicken tonight too. I am not sure on sides yet. I have some tarragon and other herbs from my "garden" in WA so perhaps an herb butter under the skin.

One of the 4 negatives here is the lack of a reasonable grocery store. There is one, but it's pricey. We drove to Eureka (80 miles)yesterday and did a "shopping" at Winco. We won't be doing that run weekly so storage becomes an issue. Oh well.

Re: Tuesday's Dinner, 10/29/13??? - Gourmet_Mom - 10-29-2013

Sounds good, Jean! Especially the gator and the dessert!

I'm doing spaghetti with a side salad and Cuban bread.

Re: Tuesday's Dinner, 10/29/13??? - losblanos1 - 10-29-2013

I've never had gator, does it taste like chicken?

Tonight it's tarragon cream chicken with asparagus.

Re: Tuesday's Dinner, 10/29/13??? - Gourmet_Mom - 10-29-2013

Pretty much! But better!

Re: Tuesday's Dinner, 10/29/13??? - karyn - 10-29-2013

Jean, that sounds wonderful! We love gator bites--grilled or fried--they're delicious!

We're having someone's b-day dinner tonight. Of course, I ran out of gas halfway through grilling, so the steaks were a little overdone, but it was still yummy!

Re: Tuesday's Dinner, 10/29/13??? - cjs - 10-30-2013

The dinner was wonderful!!! I posted the recipe links in Marye's Holiday thread because all the dishes will be great for entertaining - they're all do ahead also.