Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Catch Up: December 28, 2009, January 4, January 11, 2010

I'll confess straight out and first thing: Cornbread Supper documentation has slipped these past weeks. It wasn't just the holidays - they were holidays! They were fine! It was that your documentarian missed these events, courtesy of an Uninvited Guest that stole her voice and left a sore throat as a poor replacement.

So what does a documentarian do when the documenting an event that she could not attend? She relies, dear readers, on little slips of paper, tiny documents after all, that CSupperians -- some of them, anyway, the dutiful ones -- place near the dishes they bring to the supper. If the vocally-challenged documentarian is paying good attention, she posts the lists of luscious dishes each week.

Your documentarian, on the other hand, didn't pay quite enough attention. She piled all the slips of paper together, and then dropped them, and, having failed to require even the dutiful-est food providers to date their Food Description Slips, she lists them all at once, all in one list, in a catch-up post, as in this:

  • Hummus
  • Banana-Cranberry Bread
  • Vegetarian Couscous - Ann Render
  • Crumbly Cinnamon Streusel
  • Brussels Sprouts - Butter, Sesame Seeds, Caraway Seeds
  • Sweet & Sour Beets
  • Carrot Cream Soup
  • Cabbage + Arugula Salad w/Pine Nuts
  • Greens, Bacon Drippings, Olive Oil, Chili, Light Salt
  • Turnip Greens - Onion, Garlic, Rosemary
  • Wheat Bread (Weisenberger Mill)
  • Lentil Soup with Gouda Cheese; Topping is Olive Bread. Kerry Zack
  • Red Beans & Sausage (complete with a beautiful red remnant of the dish imprinted on the paper)
  • Cous Cous with Veggies + White Beans
  • Oliver's Spicy, Veggie, Organic, Curry Chili
  • Spicy Sesame Noodles with Tofu
  • Plain Spaghetti
  • Squash & Spinach & More (vegan) (mostly local)
  • Cider-brined Elmwood Stock Farm certified organic, pastured, heritage turkey
  • Apple Calvados Veggie Sauce for Turkey
  • Butternut Squash w/Moroccan Stuffing; contains gluten, vegan
  • Czech Peasant Bread (Chleb)
  • Black Skillet Cornbread, vegetarian, no gluten
  • Mexican Style Savory Cornbread Pudding, slightly spicy; vegetarian, minimal gluten
  • Mexican Style Savory Cornbread Pudding with Elmwood Stock Farm Organic Ground Round
  • Yeasted Artisan Bread w/Corn (from Jim Lahey's book), vegetarian
  • Pumpkin Bread & Gift Muffins
  • Almond Amaretto Apricot Cake
  • Gift Queen Anne Milk Chocolate Covered Cherries
  • Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Cupcakes with Meyer Lemon Curd and Meyer Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting, lemons from Kate Black's sister's tree in New Orleans
  • "Inside Out Cupcakes:" Cupcake "holes" with Meyer Lemon Curd and Cream Cheese Frosting
Wonderful wines and sparkling water show up in abundance, too. These bear their own labels, like "San Pellegrino," and variations on a theme or Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Blackberry, Shiraz, and Pinot Noir. Oh yes, and sometimes Bud Light and its other buds.

Corn is the most wine-friendly food of all. CSupperians benefit from that affinity every Monday night.

No comments:

Post a Comment