Monday, August 9, 2010

Local Produce Party

We had a Local Produce Party. I was inspired by the idea of a Cookbook Party – this is where you pick a particular cookbook and assign your guests recipes from the cookbook. A Local Produce Party is when you have a few friends over and ask them to bring dishes made with local produce. My guests were CSA members, avid gardeners, and frequent Farmer’s Market shoppers. My guests brought dishes made from recipes I assigned, dishes made from an assigned vegetable, and dishes they made from their own favorite recipes.

Below is the complete menu with links to the recipes and pictures of the event.


Soup -

Roasted Corn, Pepper, and Tomato Chowder

Salads -

Spiced Eggplant on Mixed Greens

Tomato Panzanella with Ricotta

Main Meal -

Pesto Shrimp Kabobs
Chicken Sausage and Potato Kabobs
Chicken in Plum Sauce Kabobs

Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots

Mac and Cheese with Beans and Greens

Drinks -

Basil Lemonade

Desserts -

Blackberry Pie No. 2

Peach Crisp

Plum Cake

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