Saturday, May 23, 2009

So I have FINALLY had a few hours to sit and re-configure my photos, upload them, and save them. electronics do not like me. However, let's move on. We have encouraged all our guests this month to add honey to the Blackberry Balsamic Chicken if they would rather have a sweeter version. We would love to hear some feedback on that!
Here is a pic of the dish, served over jasmine rice with a side of veggies.
I also have here a pic of one of my favorite dishes EVER. We had Sonoma Grilled Steaks a bit back. The steaks were so good. Here is a pic of those. Wish a side of pearl couscous and grilled veggies (all sides are available at our store). I realize I need to buy some more interesting plates - sorry. But the food really should be the focus.
As we enter our last week in May, we have a few things going on. Tuesday night we have an Open House Fundraiser for Make a Wish. Creative Memories with be there with some door prizes too. And we have a delivery day for State Farm! so sign up and get your May dinners before they are gone!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Here it is, we are in May. Where did April go???
So, this month we have a couple of brand new meals. At least new to us. We've been open 1 1/2 years now so maybe they've been on the menu before. The meal I was most excited about is the Balsamic Blackberry Chicken. So we made it right away. The first time we followed the instructions and it was OK. But not exactly what we were expecting. Too balsamicy (is that a word?), so much soy taste. So the second time I added some honey. YUM!!! Adding honey to the berry sauce gave it more body and enhanced the berry flavor, without overwhelming the balsamic. To round it out I served it over Jasmine Rice. So the sauce soaked into the rice too. We decided to add honey as an option for this recipe, let our guests decide. You can add it at home too. I put in @ 2 TBSP honey for a 3-serving. I took pictures too, and I'll try to get it posted soon.
I also had the SW Chicken with Red Beans and Rice. I only used 1/2 of the seasonings and grilled them. Most of my family do not care for a lot of spice, so using half was perfect for us. We will use the rest another day. I really enjoyed the rice mixture. It had great flavor. I think it would be great next month with the Tex Mex Pork too. Perhaps we will offer it as a side option.
Coming soon, we'll try the Monte Cristo Chicken. Allergy info and side info will be posted tomorrow too.
Happy May!!!