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The Texas-themed auction dinner

by Jenise » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:17 pm

The Texas themed dinner is over! Here's how it went down.

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Every room/area in our home is a different elevation, and one of our guests has MS and is wheelchair bound, so we had to create a dining room in what is otherwise our den so he could roll inside through the back patio double sliding doors. Each guest's plate included a menu printed in the font of an Old West wanted poster. I served four fine wines, but for the first, the only white, for effect I bought and emptied out a 1 liter box wine and put the Oregon Sauv Blanc in that. It was called Liberty Creek, which I thought to be a good TX joke because Lyndon Johnson had a dog named Liberty. Only, turned out he didn't; that was Gerald Ford. OOPS!

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Amuse bouche: Texas Toast. A piece of cheap white bread rolled flat, crusts torn away, and rolled up around American cheese, Tapatio hot sauce, ancho chile powder and batonnets of seared 'hog belly', served in a shot glass with tomatillo sauce and pickled jalapeno peppers.

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First course: Storm in the Gulf. Shrimp ravioli on Yellow Rose of Texas sauce (yellow tomatoes, onions, garlic, cream, gin, aleppo pepper) garnished with yellow pear tomatoes in a pesto vinaigrette.

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Second course: A 'Murrican Salad. Romaine, clover sprouts, watermelon radishes, pecans, Oil Rig vinaigrette.

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No Texas meal is complete without a stack of cheap white bread.

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Third Course: Cherry and apple wood smoked prime grade prime rib with onion, sage and potato gratin.

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Final course: Old Homestead Chocolate Cake with chocolate debris, road dust, tire tracks.

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After the guests left, Bob Marley inspects the floral arrangements.
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Re: The Texas-themed auction dinner

by Paul Winalski » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:09 pm

Wow, looks great!

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Re: The Texas-themed auction dinner

by Jeff Grossman » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:18 pm

Beautiful, Jenise. Love the wreckage on the cake! And what a pretty-looking slab o' beef.
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Re: The Texas-themed auction dinner

by Barb Downunder » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:36 am

I wanna come to your house!,!
What a sensational meal, hope your guests enjoyed it.
Well done making changes to make the meal easily accessible physically for your guests, they sure were on a winner.
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Re: The Texas-themed auction dinner

by Matilda L » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:08 am

That party looks like great fun.
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Re: The Texas-themed auction dinner

by Mike Filigenzi » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:59 pm

Love the tire tracks!
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Re: The Texas-themed auction dinner

by Jenise » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:43 pm

Mike Filigenzi wrote:Love the tire tracks!


That was the most fun to figure out. Local tire places weren't much help. Then I went out to the garage to put something away and saw Bob's dolly. BINGO. He took a wheel off, deflated it, gave it an antiseptic bath and we had a good print--then all we had to do was figure out an edible 'ink'. The easy solution was a jar of very thick fudge sauce from Trader Joe's diluted with a tiny bit of cold coffee.
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