Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Update on my Catering...

Well, I just wanted to announce that I decided to jump on in and do a part time catering business in my area.  I know when I say part time it will end up being full time in no time!  lol 

My orders will be upscale gourmet foods, locally grown veggies/fruits and choice of organic foods.  I will offer Sandwich trays/boxes, assorted signature wraps, salads, desserts, and more! 

I have been working on my menu for a week now and it sure is a lot more difficult than I had imagined but it will all be well worth it.  I will be posting my food art here and hoping to eventually post more on my catering adventures with of course my lil Chef Sami to pop in once in a while to help me out.

so... on to a great adventure I go!!!

Hope to see some feedback from you all...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mini cupcake/brownie burgers

Aren't these cute!?
  This one is my lettuce and ketchup attempt
The one below is my lettuce and cheese ... Love how these turned out!

For these all I did is used one box of yellow cake mix
and a box of brownie mix.
For the cake mix I followed the box directions and used my mini muffin pan.
For the brownie mix, I followed the box directions and used a longer pan so it wouldn't be so thick in a normal brownie pan.
Once all of the cakes are cooled... I cut the mini cakes in half and with the brownies I used a small circle cutter and cut them all out to make the shape of the patty.
Place the brownie on the bottom layer of the mini cake and spread your yellow frosting and green frosting on top then place the top layer of the mini cake on.  I wet a paper towel slightly and wiped the tops of the mini cakes and sprinkled the sesame seeds on top so they would stick.  Don't soak it!  *WINK*
These are cute to make for a childs birthday party or a bbq gathering for dessert.
Enjoy & have fun with these..

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bacon Asparagus Wrap

I had some left over asparagus that I didn't know what to do with.  I was tired of the same asparagus recipe so I thought bacon makes everything taste so much better and what isn't made with bacon anymore anyway! *wink*  I had heard of these made with Pancetta, I didn't have any so I go to the next best thing.. BACON!

salt and pepper
olive oil

I drizzled the asparagus with a little olive oil and seasoned it with salt and pepper.  Wrapped the asparagus with 1/2 a strip of bacon and tucked the end.  Heat up your grill (I used my George Foreman grill) and place your bacon wrapped asparagus with the ends facing down.  Grill for 6-8 minutes.  
These are so tasty and very simple to make.
Bon Appetite!