Monday, February 13, 2012

February 13, 2012

Tonight's dinner brought together perhaps the most first-time Cornbreadians all at one time since the very first Supper in March, 2009. Tonight, students from a community-oriented class at Transylvania University, our near neighbor, visited. Young creatives settling into Lexington, or back into Lexington if they grew up here, also came in force. Fantastic!

Beautiful food:
  • Bourbon-Glazed Shrimp (w/Bacon) 
  • Turnip Soup (has bacon) 
  • Maine Apple Sauce! 
  • Wheatberry, (or winterberry) with cherries, candied pecans, and citrus
  •  Pesto Pasta Salad 
  • Peanut Butternut Squash Soup (Thai, not spicy) 
  • Spicy Veggie soup with beef 
  • Holbrook Sorghum (Morgan County) with Homemade Biscuits 
  • Polenta with Elmwood Stock Farm greens and Parmesan 
  • Flourless Chocolate Mocha Cake (eggs) with Whipped Cream 
  • Chocolate Chip Brownies 
  • Oatmeal Cookies 
  • Page Oranges

The Campsie hellebores have been in bloom for weeks already in this crazy winter. We enjoyed them on the table tonight, along with a bit of lavender from the herb garden that has yet to go dormant.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

February 6, 2012

Early arrivals added to a tranquil winter table.

Experimenting with pumpkin, peanuts, and cornmeal led to Pumpkin Cornmeal Muffins (not very sweet) with Peanut Streusel (plenty sweet), all gluten-free.

This dish excited the young child whose grandmother prepared and brought it. I love that, the way the children at Cornbread Supper love and anticipate their own family's food, and wait eagerly for adults to start serving it to them. The children of Cornbread Supper add more than they can imagine - including their own food labels, at times.
  • Bean Soup with Goat
  • White Bean Soup with Swiss Chard & Cabbage
  • Roasted local Turnips, Beets, Sweet Potatoes, Onions | Olive Oil & Rosemary, Salt & Pepper
  • Scosh (in a lovely, precise, young-writer script)
  • Cheese & bread | Marian
  • Buttered Squash Ravioli | Mascarpone, butter, sage, egg yolk, chocolate, !!sorghum!!, balsamic vinegar
  • Sorghum-Ginger Sweet Potatoes
  • Savory Pumpkin Cornbread \ Contains bell peppers, onions, eggs, dairy. Gluten Free. No nuts.
  • Sort of Sweet Pumpkin Cornbread Muffin w/Peanut Streusel (Gluten free; nuts, eggs)

January 30, 2012

A lovely large crowd, bringing wonderful food and drink. Fresh green things mingled with the winter savory stews and roasted veggies, as well as the crunchy cornbreads.
  • Local savory sweet potatoes: garlic, rosemary, butter. Roasted
  • Extra crispy roasted vegetables
  • Roast Roots w/maple glaze & seasonings
  • Pasta with spinach, tomatoes, feta, and corn
  • Pasta w/peppers, chickpeas, feta, olives, vinaigrette
  • Chipotle guacamole
  • Vegetarian feta muffins (gluten free)
  • Kale & Collard Chips
  • Husk Restaurant Cornbread (w/bacon)
  • White Chicken Chili | Greek yogurt, cilantro, avocado
  • Potato Soup
  • Veggie Soup with Beef & Pork
  • Oatmeal Cake
  • Gluten Free (and vegan) peanut butter cookies (no chocolate)
  • Brownies with lots of everything (butter, sugar, chocolate, white chocolate, flour) but no nuts
  • Pumpkin Bread: no nuts, cream cheese icing, chocolate chip

January 23, 2012

Luscious food arrived in beautiful pots. They made the food taste even better.
  • Bacon Onion Cornbread with extra heat
  • Lentil Soup with Cilantro
  • Thai Curry Butternut Squash Soup (Mild)
  • Roasted Local Root Vegetables, olive oil and rosemary
  • Plain Vegetarian Cornbread
  • Moroccan Chicken & Brown Rice
  • Kale, Rice, Chicken Sausage
  • Cinnamon-Raisin Pecan Pudding
  • Choc Chip Cookies
  • Sorghum Caramels and Turtles (Jamieson's Chocolate)

Cornbread Supper: January 9, 2012

The weather was so mild the gaggle of kids went outside in the dark, and most of them stayed. Inside, really good food, conversation, connections, and conviviality. Some of what people brought, and described on the little food description slips:
  • Chicken Soup
  • Corn Chowder: Potatoes, Collards, Poblano, Country Ham, Cream, Brussels-picked Saturday
  • Homemade Bread
  • Melody's Jarred Salsa
  • Brussels Sprouts w/Bacon
  • Non-spicy Black Beans & Rice & Barley, vegetarian
  • Over-roasted Vegetables: Beet, Turnips, Sweet Potato, Carrot, Onion, Rosemary
  • Cornbread Variations: With Bacon and Heat, With Bacon and No Heat; Veggie With and Without Heat
  • Truffles from France
  • Apple Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

January 2, 2012

Started out the New Year right! Cold, snowy evening, house full of laughter and fine smells. People in good spirits with plenty of good food.

  • Bread Pudding with Bacon and Pork
  • Beans & Bacon
  • Venison Sausage from deer on our Ohio farm
  • Blackbean & Butternut Squash Chili Spicy Vegan
  • Home-grown Rutabaga Fries with Rosemary Salt
  • Eggplant Caviar (vegetarian)
  • Experimental Pumpkin-Sweet Potato-Sage Ravioi | Many local ingredients
  • Peanut Slaw
  • Cornbread Casserole (Contains pork, sweet peppers, dairy, and much more. Not spicy.)
  • Cornbread Toasts (Vegetarian)
  • Cornbread Toasts (Contain Pork Fat)
  • Corn Pudding
  • Pears in Prosecco with Eight Herbs & Spices & Other Yummy Stuff | Pecans on one end only
  • Cheese tray, Kentucky Wine Cheese Spread, Pinot Grigio Salami (Coop), Marksbury Farm Mortadella (Coop)
  • Homemade Cookies, many types

December 26, 2011

Beautiful food and drink, including homemade hot chocolate with homemade whipped cream.
  • Slow Cooked Pork and Kentucky Heritage Goose Beans, mildly spicy
  • $ Bean Salad w/Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Potatoes with Cheese, Sour Cream, Green Onions
  • Power Sprouts
  • Vegetarian Stuffed Shells
  • Cheese Loaf
  • Bacon Extravaganza Cornbread (Cheese, Onions, Hot Peppers, Gluten Free) Hot and Mild versions
  • Vegan Cornbread
  • Homemade Hot Cocoa w/Homemade Whipped Cream (Whipped Cream contains unpasteurized cream)

December 19, 2012

Small, sweet group for this Christmas week/Chanukkah week Cornbread Supper.

  • Traditional Cornbread with Pork Fat (Gluten Free)
  • Almost Traditional Cornbread (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)
  • Salsa Verde & Chips | Spicy
  • Extra Crispy Roasted Vegetables
  • Peanut Butter Cake
  • Homemade Bread

December 12, 2011

What beautiful winter food! Small crowd, new people, very convivial.

  • Beef Stew
  • Meatloaf
  • Fruit Salad
  • Lamb Stew with Homemade Bread
  • Local Roasted Vegetables with Olive Oil, Rosemary, Salt, Pepper
  • Campsie Greens, Campsie Garlic, KY Pork Fat, Sea Salt (I don't know what sea.)
  • Vegan Cornbread: Cornmeal, Water, Grapeseed Oil, Baking Powder, Soda, Salt
  • Parmesan Peppercorn Cornbread | Contains Animal Fats, Dairy, Eggs
  • Tiny Bites...Gluten-Free Brownie from Coop: Contains Walnuts
  • Lemon Bars
  • Cookies with Hershey's Kisses in the Center