Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Indian Summer Menu!

Summer is trying to make a comeback, so we have both hot and cold selections to make your mouth happy no matter the weather. Today's menu board is up on Facebook - see the picture from this link - but here's what we're planning for the rest of the week. If there's any changes, we'll do our best to keep you updated!

~ Gnocchi in pink sauce

Special lunch on Friday to honor Yom Kippur in the social hall:
Brisket with potatoes and glazed carrots

~ Chicken and stars

~ Better World Salad (v)
~ Roasted carrot on greens
~ Roasted cauliflower on greens
~ Curried Waldorf on greens *see below for a description of this fall classic with a twist
~ Pan-roasted plums with a star anise dressing (Friday)

Hot Italian sausage
~ Tomato and goat cheese and balsamic

Brown rice with mushrooms, onions, peppers and broccoli

~ Warm baked apple with cinnamon and brown sugar
~ Apple spice cake
~ Spooky monster cake pops
~ Fudgy Brownies (Friday)

~ Hot and iced coffee and tea

Friday's Dinner
Lamb chops with rosemary gravy served with potatoes and glazed carrots
~ Pink gnocchi entree size with garlic bread and green salad - upgrade your salad to one of our fancy ones for only $1 more!

See this website for this history of how Waldorf Salad got its name:

The Waldorf of the salad’s name was New York City’s first Waldorf Hotel, which opened in 1893 with Oscar Tschirky as maitre d’hotel. That title isn’t one we see much anymore, but it combines the job of host, headwaiter and dining-room manager, and in those days a maitre d’ often attended to such culinary tasks as boning fish tableside and mixing salads. Tschirky is said to have created Waldorf salad for a supper attended by some 1,500 society types.

The original recipe, from The Cook Book by Oscar of the Waldorf, 1896:
"Peel two raw apples and cut them into small pieces, say about half an inch square, also cut some celery the same way, and mix it with the apple. Be very careful not to let any seeds of the apples be mixed with it. The salad must be dressed with a good mayonnaise."

Better World Cafe has made its own twist on the classic recipe with the addition of raisins, sour cream and curry spice!

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