Kitchen Confidence Cooking Class Announcement!! Ya’ll Come! AMENDED! 05/02!!

 

WOOPS! We’ve adjusted the price of this class. A GREAT value at $22!! Please make plans to join us and cook up a storm!

Please Join Us!

Kitchen Confidence Cooking Class

Hosted by

Musick Chiropractic

&

Kimberly Sharman Evans of Moveable Feast Personal Chef Service

&

Beth Wright of Beth and the Biscuit Personal Chef Service

Kitchen Disobedience

 

For an evening of a little class and a lot of cooking!

We’re hosting a convenience food shake-up dinner by taking an attractive stir-fry from the frozen section of the supermarket and remaking it fresh & tastier with a lot less sugar, fat, and salt, no preservatives PLUS we’re making it Gluten-free AND we’re going to show you exactly how we do it!!

 

Menu:

  • Slightly Spicy Chicken and Vegetable Stir-fry in Sesame Sauce on top of Brown Rice Noodles

 

  • Asian Sugar Snap Peas

 

  • Coconut Sorbet Sundaes with Glazed Pineapple

 

  • Sparkling Ginger-Peach Iced Tea

 

For Two Nights Only!!

May 23rd & May 30th

6P-8P

 

Abingdon United Methodist Church

 

Price $22 per person

Minimum of 10 people

 

Sign up by May 20th at Musick Chiropractic or RSVP

To: moveablefeastchef@gmail.com or

chefbeth@bethandthebiscuit.com

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Quick Meal


Spring 2016

QUICK MEAL SPECIALS

Breads, Slow-Carb & Such

Honey & Herb Country Biscuits

Breakfast Mixes: Minnie’s FruityanyNut Pattycake Mix or Monkey’s Mush (FruityanyNut OrderlyOatmeal)

Salad or Sandwich Filling: No-Egg Salad, Pimento Cheese, Curried Chicken Salad or Tuna Salad or Spa Chicken Breasts.

*All these deli salads are bound together with homemade mayonnaise w/olive oil and country eggs.

Slow-Carb Egg Cup: Egg-Whites, or Whole Eggs, or Silken Tofu with Braised Spicy Power Greens and Mixed Seasonal Vegetables.

Pot o’Beans: Spicy or Mildly Seasoned Black, Pinto, Navy or Mixed Vegetarian Beans.

Skillet o’ Greens: Seasonal Spicy or Mild Chopped Braised Vegetarian Power Greens.

Bag o’Mixed Green Salad: Chopped Raw Power Greens & Soft Lettuces.

Home Made Dressings: Paleo-Ranch, Balsamic-Rhubarb, Lemon Vinaigrette, Fat-Free & No Weird Stuff Lime & Cilantro Dressing


Soups

Shiitake & Noodle Hot & Sour Soup

Mediterranean Tomato with Barley Soup

Chicken Cacciatore Soup: Bacon, shredded chicken, onion, mushroom, fresh basil, garlic, a little heat, red wine, balsamic vinegar, tomatoes, red peppers. Top with little reserve of chopped Kalamata olives, and fresh basil.


Salads

Hoppin’ John Salad: Black-eyed peas, rice, red onion, celery, jalapeno, herbs and garlic in lemon vinaigrette with bacon or tempeh

Great Grainless Salad: Golden Quinoa w/lemon, dill & avocado salad

Kim’s Kale & Rhubarb Salad: Curly kale, tossed with pickled rhubarb, gouda cheese and candied walnuts with balsamic rhubarb dressing

Wild, Deep Green Salad: Field greens w/cranberries, toasted pecans and marinated chicken breast.

New in 2016!  Black Bean Salad: so colorful with orange, green and red sweet peppers, red onions and corn in fresh cilantro/lime dressing.


Mains:

Barbecue You-Pull Pork: Cooked All-Day Good with Biscuit’s southern barbecue sauce and whole-grain buns.

Beaufort Quiche: Eggs, with leeks, spinach, Parmesan and Cheddar cheese.

Spring Pasta Casser-Roll: Mushrooms and mixed field greens, rolled in whole-grain pasta and baked in white sauce topped with Gruyere cheese.

Lemony Sugar Snap & Chicken Stir-Fry: Chicken breast strips and sugar snap peas in lemon sauce.

Deeply Spiced Black Bean & Quinoa Casser-Olé: Baked quinoa, black bean, corn and tomatoes, chili and cheese (optional or vegan cheese substitute).

Vegan Spaghettios: Anelletti pasta (Oh’s) in deep tomato sauce, served with shaved Parmesan cheese and garlic toast fingers.


Spring Family Meals

Menu Specials Spring 2016

Hamburger, Noodles and Vegetable Casserole; Ground beef, finely chopped carrots, mushrooms, onions and whole-grain noodles. Served with a green salad and vinaigrette and fresh strawberries and pineapple fruit cup.

Steakhouse Pasta Salad;
Served with simple green leaf salad on the side for crunch.


Oven Barbecued Salmon; Served with baked potatoes, spring greens, and a simple salad

Pan-Grilled Whitefish; Served with Chimichurri Sauce, quinoa pilaf, spring greens


Creamy Beet and Potato Gratin; Parmesan and Gruyere cheeses bubble up through thin layers of beet and potato. Serve a small wedge with a salad of fresh shell beans and snap beans with winter savory.

Eggplant Bolognese; Served with whole-grain pasta and house salad.

Small Salads; A collection served with French bread and butter: beet and walnut, cucumber with radish, carrot with raisins, cornichons, capers, chives and mayonnaise serve drizzled with mustard vinaigrette.


Amish Roasted Chicken; Whole chicken, roasted with butter, tarragon and lemon juice, served with artichokes Provencal and biscuits

Curried Shrimp and Chicken; Served with carrot-dill noodles

Chicken-Wild Rice Supreme; a Southern-style Sunday supper casserole, simple green salad, fruit

Buffalo Chicken Salad; Served with Tomato-Tarragon Soup with Fennel Croutons


English Cheddar Burgers; 85/15 juicy beef burgers, topped with a savory English mustard sauce, and English cheddar and served on a toasted English muffin. Served with pickles and veg sticks.

Turkey Nicoise Burgers; Sweet and savory lean turkey burgers topped with peppery arugula tossed with vinaigrette, goat cheese and sliced grape tomatoes.

Mediterranean Roasted Red Pepper and Zucchini Salad; Served with thin wedges of Classic Focaccia with Rosemary, olive oil and coarse salt

YUM! I’m Glad You Emailed Me

I had cooked a small Family Dinner service for Jodi and her family from a gift certificate her thoughtful sister had purchased for her. Thoughtful Sister lives in CA. One of the items on the menu was a chocolate mousse. You’ll get the recipe below.

I’d never cooked for Jodi before but my menus intrigued her and she was itching to get a couple of days off of cooking. I conduct much of Beth and the Biscuit through email. My Hungry Families apparently don’t care what I look like as long as I get da food in da fridge. There are many cook dates where I never ever meet the person that hires me to cook for her. She’ll just leave a key under a mat. True. So Jodi is bushed and undernourished. At the beginning of our relationship she wrote me this:

“Hi Beth, we’ve had quite a tough road with my mom this past week. Now she is finally at a rehabilitation center so we’ll have a look at the menus! It’s been hospital and nursing home food for the past few weeks so we will look forward to good food! Thanks. Jodi”

Jodi’s family was my swan song cook date in Minnesota before moving down here, to southwest Virginia. There were only a couple of days before her cook date and I hadn’t heard from her.

“Hi Jodi

Happy Friday to you!

I’ve got you scheduled for your cook date 10/09, next Tuesday.

I’ll be out of the office today and Saturday, but if you need help selecting menu items I will be back in the office around 1 pm each day.  I will be shopping for your family Monday.

When you respond to this message you’ll get a auto-response alerting you that Beth and the Biscuit is no longer cooking.  Jodi, your family is the last official Beth and the Biscuit cooking engagement.  I will not be able to reschedule your cook date.

Having inadvertently slipped past the Thursday deadline for menu selection, I am requesting your menu selection today.  I apologize if this procedure puts added pressure on you.

A best wish for your mother’s continued recovery.”

Jodi was running like cra-cra! Her mom was in recovering from a difficult surgery plus she’s got school-age kids in school, and she runs her own business that requires travel.

Finally,

Hello Beth,

Sorry, I just got back into town late last night from a work trip. I’ll look at the menu today. Your cooking services will still be incredibly helpful to us. I’m sorry to hear we are your last cooking engagement. I hope we can help you move out of this phase with a bang! More later today….

Jodi”


Then,

“Hello Beth,

How about this:

1. chicken and vege pot pie

2. Norwegian Meatballs (my kids will LOVE this because I never make meatballs!)

3. Lasagna (I think it was turkey and spinach)

4.  Halibut Provencale

If you agree, I think we’ll freeze the first 3 and eat the fish fresh. So I guess the sides for the first three need to be freezable too??  Should we discuss your thoughts on sides??

Thanks, Jodi”


Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the menu is to be gluten-free.

NOW we’re cooking! Jodi’s given me her choices and I’m ready to create her menu. This is the menu and the “operating instructions”:

Jodi’s Menu for 10/09/12:

ALL GLUTEN FREE:

Biscuit’s Turkey Lasagna with steamed broccoli or simple salad and apple slices

Norwegian Meatballs with brown gravy, Mashed potatoes with rutabaga and parsley, green salad, pear slices with cheddar cheese

Chicken Potpie with southern greens and fried apples

Halibut Provencal with lemon-dill rice pilaf, simple salad, and mocha mousse and orange slices


Hey Jodi

I’ll portion out the mashed potatoes in dollops on a baking sheet and have them in the freezer for you to thaw and plate.  The broccoli will be Cascadian Farms bagged, the southern greens and fried apples are my recipe and I’ll have them in a container in the freezer.

Halibut Provençal on the first evening:

I’ll make a fresh salad dressing for you.  I’ll bring an organic bagged salad and red onion to slice on top for your salad.  I’ll prepare the mocha mousse and have it ready for you to plate (bowl or cup) and provide the 2 oranges for you to slice.

For all other meals:

pot pie and lasagna; I’ll bring aluminum pans that can freeze, then when the day comes you want to have the meal for supper, remove the meal from the freezer and place in your refrigerator in the morning.  In the evening, pre-heat your oven to 350°, and bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly.  The sides for these meals are microwavable. 

The meatballs will be in a black, bpa-free, heavy plastic container that is re-usable indefinitely – in dishwasher, microwave, and freezer.

You’ll want to shop for the fruit, cheese, and salad the day of the meal.

 Does this all sound fine to you?

 Did you get my message about the time of the cook-date?  Either Monday afternoon if you want the 1:00 slot or 9:00 a Tuesday.  I’ll be in your kitchen a good and fun 4 hours.

 B.”


On Tuesday at 9A, I find her house; I meet Jodi for the first time and see her kitchen. I strategize. I start cooking. I complete the cook date as scheduled. Typically, I’ll wait a few days for a review of the meals to come into my email box. But as I was leaving town soon, I wanted to make sure they had a nice food experience, so I bugged her the next day:


Hi Jodi

Did your family enjoy last night’s meal?  Yes, I’m leaving, but testimonials are always good to add to a resume.

 B.”


“YUM!  I’m glad you emailed me. I wanted to let you know everything was met with a glowing review. My kids said they want to invite their friends over for the next meal and then tell them that we cooked it when they all rave about it!  They were disappointed to hear that you were not coming back!

The only downside was there wasn’t enough!  But then that’s just a testament to how delicious everything tasted.  If you have the recipe for the mocha mousse, my kids would REALLY appreciate it. 

Thanks again the entire experience was great!!
Jodi”

Biscuit’s Mocha Mousse: Stir 1 Tablespoon espresso, strong coffee, or Italian espresso powder (what I used) into 2 cups prepared chocolate pudding (I used Cozyshack).  Beat ¾ cup heavy cream (I used Organic Valley) with 1 tablespoon sugar until soft peaks form.  Fold into the mocha pudding. Top with shaved chocolate, or not.  Embarrassingly simple. Don’t tell anyone.

I’m delighted with the review.  Thank you!

 B.”

“Yeah. I think I can even handle that! Thanks for sharing.
Good luck down south.
Jodi”