Sunday, January 9, 2011

The holiday suppers 2010: December 20 and 27, 2010; January 3, 2011

The reddest of red soups. The greenest of green salads. The sweetest of sweets on the dessert table. And underlying everything, plenty of cornbread.

That's how Cornbread Suppers went during the 2010 year-end holidays. Smaller crowds in late December, followed by a whopper supper to launch the brand new baby year, 2011.

For December 20, we had these left-behind food description slips:

  • Baked Artichoke Dip; contains dairy
  • Roasted Potato; herbs, some heat
  • Hummus
  • Baba ghanouj
  • Local turnips, sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, carrot; Oliva Bella oil; Exotic rosemary, salt, pepper
  • Chicken pot pie
  • Turnip greens + onions + peppers
  • Kentucky traditional black skillet cornbread
  • Linda Blackford's Green Tomato Pickle from the London Ferrell Garden, and from her great-grandmother's recipe
  • Snappy vegetables
  • Meyer Lemon/Almond Brittle
  • David Lebovitz's Chocolate Crack Cookies (almondy goodness)
  • Homemade chocolate and peanut marshmallow fudge
  • Banana nut cookies; ginger cookies, chocolate raspberry ravioli
  • Walnut Chocolate Chip cookies
  • Apple pie: apple, pear, pomegranate & cranberries

For December 27, we featured Stella Parks's amazing homemade Hot Chocolate with Vanilla Bean Marshmallows, plus a Peppermint version, Along with that, people brought wonderful tastes, including these:
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Beet and Carrot Soup (cream, butter, broth)
  • Mustart-Balsamic Tofu (vegan)
  • Surprise Tamales (some are pork and some are veggie)
  • Red chile
  • Spinach Enchiladas
  • Kentucky Corn Cake, with corn, vegetarian, gluten free
  • Broccoli salad
  • Melting Snowman cookies
  • Key Lime Pie, Godiva Chocolate Cake, gluten free
  • Sweet Potato/Butternut Squash Tart w/Cranberry Jellee, Gluten Free

For the first Cornbread Supper of the new 2011 year, a big crowd brought lots of delicious food, including these dishes:
  • Salad w/blue cheese, Balsamic vinaigrette
  • Local turnips, carrots, sweet potato, onion, radish; Oliva Bella oil, exotic rosemary, salt, pepper
  • Black Bean Chili with Butternut Squash, Collards, Tomatoes, etc.
  • Rice Salad with peas, Broccoli, Ham
  • Potato Soup: Potatoes, onions, milk, butter, salt & pepper
  • New Year's Tortilla Pie (barely spicy) with organic sprouted corn tortillas, homemade Willow Creek Farm cottage Cheese, Kenny's Norwood and Aged Cheddar Cheeses, vegetarian hom-cooked organic black-eyed peas, "True Kentucky" brand black bean and corn salsa, fire roasted green chilis; gluten free, vegetarian
  • Sapori d'Italia's fantastic award-winning, local aged goat cheese with walnuts: Caciotta alle Noci
  • Banana Nut Bread
  • Peanut Butter Cookies (these sent a young Cornbreadian out into the frigid night, running after the cooks who brought them, asking, successfully, for a stack to take home)
  • Traditional Kentucky Stirred Custard (sweet); milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla
  • Sour cream-almond-citrus pound cake; almond extract only/no actual nuts; contains citrus peel
  • Bourbon Pecan Pound Cake: NUTS!
  • Mostly Cream Cheese Brownies, which contain pecans; (the very plain ones have no nuts)

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