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Hello November 

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Delicious Autumn Treats

Annabel’s & Co. Catering, 2016

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Delicious Honey-Sriracha Chicken with Broccoli

TOTAL TIME: 0:35

PREP: 0:05

LEVEL: EASY

YIELD: 4 SERVINGS

INGREDIENTS
6–8 boneless chicken thighs

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

extra-virgin olive oil

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 onion, chopped

1/2 c. dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc

1 c. low-sodium chicken stock

1/4 c. sriracha

1 tbsp. soy sauce

1/2 c. honey

1 head broccoli, cut into large florets

1/4 c. chopped parsley

DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F. Preheat large skillet on high heat. Rinse chicken and pat dry thoroughly; season with salt and pepper. Drizzle olive oil and sear chicken skin-side down until skin is crisp and deep golden brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a dish skin-side up and set aside.

Reduce skillet heat to medium; add garlic, onion, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and cook for 1 minute. Deglaze pan with white wine using a wooden spoon to scrape bottom of pan. Add chicken stock, Sriracha, soy sauce, and honey. Stir well and place chicken in the skillet skin side up in a single layer. Add broccoli florets. Bake until chicken is cooked through, approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.

 

(Source: http://www.delish.com)

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Happy Fall

In honor of throwback Thursday and the first day of autumn, here’s a favorite from a couple of years ago. Happy fall, y’all! 

Annabel’s & Co. Catering, 2016

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Delicious Green Bean Casserole

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2 (14.5 ounce) cans green beans, drained

1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

1 (6 ounce) can French fried onions

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Place green beans and soup in a large microwave-safe bowl. Mix well and heat in the microwave on HIGH until warm (3 to 5 minutes). Stir in 1/2 cup of cheese and heat mixture for another 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer green bean mixture to a casserole dish and sprinkle with French fried onions and remaining cheese.
Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven until the cheese melts and the onions just begin to brown.

(Source: allrecipes.com)

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Delicious Maple-Roasted Turkey with Sage, Smoked Bacon, and Cornbread Stuffing

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Ingredients
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 bunch fresh sage, leaves finely chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 large onions, finely chopped
1 loaf cornbread, cubed (about 6 cups)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 cups chicken stock
1 (12 to 14 pound) fresh turkey
1 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup hot water
8 strips smoked bacon
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 lemon, juiced

Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and remove the top rack.

Combine the butter and sage in a mixing bowl, mash with a fork or spoon until the sage is well incorporated and the butter has flecks of green in it; season with salt and pepper.

In a saute pan, melt 4 tablespoons of the sage butter, add the onions, cook and stir for 15 minutes until soft and golden. Remove from heat. Put the cornbread in a large mixing bowl and scrape the sauteed onion mixture on top. Add the egg, heavy cream, and just enough chicken stock to moisten the stuffing without making it soggy (about 1/2 cup.) Toss well to combine, season with salt and pepper.

Remove the neck and gizzards from the inside of the turkey and discard. Rinse the bird thoroughly inside and out with cold water, pat dry. Sprinkle the cavity and skin liberally with salt and pepper. Using your fingers, gently lift the skin from the breast and legs, and slip pieces of the sage butter underneath; massaging it in as you go. Fill the bird with the cornbread stuffing without packing too tightly; cook the remaining stuffing separately in a buttered baking dish. Truss the turkey; place it on a rack in a large roasting pan, and put into the oven.

Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, whisk together the maple syrup and hot water to thin the glaze out a bit; use this to baste the turkey every 30 minutes. The turkey should take about 3 hours to cook (i.e. 15 to 20 minutes per pound.) If the legs or breast brown too quickly, cover with foil. About 2 hours into cooking, shingle the strips of bacon oven the turkey breast to cover; continue to roast and baste for another hour or so. The turkey is done when an instant-read thermometer inserted into the meatiest part of the thigh registers 170 degrees F (the thigh juices will also run clear when pricked with a knife.) Transfer the turkey to a cutting board and let rest for 20 minutes before carving, so the juices can settle back into the meat.

Skim off the excess fat from the pan drippings with a spoon and place the roasting pan over 2 burners set on medium-high heat. Using a wooden spoon, scrape up brown bits stuck to bottom of pan. Whisk the flour into the drippings, stirring as it thickens to prevent lumps. Add the remaining chicken stock and bring to a simmer; season with salt and pepper and hit it with a squeeze of lemon juice to brighten the flavor. Simmer for 5 minutes and then strain to remove any particles. Serve the gravy with the maple-roasted turkey and cornbread stuffing.

(Source: foodnetwork.com)

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Delicious Chocolate Mice

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INGREDIENTS

3 oz. cream cheese
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 c. confectioners’ sugar
3½ oz. semisweet chocolate
2 round baked chocolate cake layers
4 oz. white chocolate
7 oz. extra-bittersweet chocolate
½ c. Toasted pumpkin seeds
12 black licorice whips
DIRECTIONS

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with the butter, 1/2 cup of the confectioners’ sugar and the melted chocolate. Crumble 1 1/2 of the warm cake layers into the bowl and beat at low speed until incorporated. Roll level tablespoons of the mixture into 3 dozen ovals, tapering one end to shape the nose. Arrange the mice on a wax paper–lined baking sheet; press a toothpick into the tail end of each. Refrigerate until firm, 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Crumble the remaining 1/2 cake layer and spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring frequently, until almost dry. Very finely crush the crumbs.
In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the white and extra-bittersweet chocolate together on high power until three-quarters melted. Stir the chocolates until completely melted and cooled to 90 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. Working quickly, and using the toothpick as a handle, dip the mice into the chocolate to coat; let any excess drip back into the bowl. Roll the mice in the cake crumbs and press 2 pumpkin seeds into the heads of each mouse to make ears. Refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes.
In a bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar with water to make a stiff glaze. Transfer to a small plastic bag and snip off a tiny corner from one end. Pipe eyes on the mouse. Remove the toothpicks and insert a licorice whip into each indentation for the tails.

(Source: delish.com)

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Delicious Salad

© Annabel's & Co. Catering, 2015

© Annabel’s & Co. Catering, 2015

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Delicious Thai Pumpkin Soup

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Ingredients:

1½ kg pumpkin or squash, peeled and roughly chopped
4 tsp sunflower oil
1 onion, sliced
1 tbsp grated ginger
1 lemongrass, bashed a little
3-4 tbsp Thai red curry paste
400ml can coconut milk
850ml vegetable stock
lime juice and sugar, for seasoning
1 red chilli, sliced, to serve (optional)

Directions:

1 – Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Toss the pumpkin or squash in a roasting tin with half the oil and seasoning, then roast for 30 mins until golden and tender.

2 – Meanwhile, put the remaining oil in a pan with the onion, ginger and lemongrass. Gently cook for 8-10 mins until softened. Stir in the curry paste for 1 min, followed by the roasted pumpkin, all but 3 tbsp of the coconut milk and the stock. Bring to a simmer, cook for 5 mins, then fish out the lemongrass. Cool for a few mins, then whizz until smooth with a hand blender, or in a large blender in batches. Return to the pan to heat through, seasoning with salt, pepper, lime juice and sugar, if it needs it. Serve drizzled with the remaining coconut milk and scattered with chilli, if you like.

(Source: bbcgoodfood.com)

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