Monday, June 13, 2011

A banquet to celebrate and give thanks!

Every year we host a reception to give thanks to those who help support our camp through the Trinity Pines club.

We always try to find menu selections that are out of the ordinary. It would be easy to serve the same meal from year to year. It is always difficult to find that special meal that will make a mark.

We recently were given the opportunity to purchase round tables to use for banquets. Big thank you for a generous donation.

The dinner started with a salad of spring greens, strawberries, mandarin oranges, toasted almonds and a light vinaigrette.

Marinated grilled chicken topped with monterey jack cheese and a tomato salsa served with a medley of white rice, brown rice and orzo pasta.

Garbanzo bean tagine... a combination of beans, peppers, onions, stewed tomatoes and seasoned with salt, pepper, coriander and cinnamon. Even though this was not the planned vegetarian entree... it had a wonderful flavor. We had about five minutes to toss this entree together since our planned entree failed. I should not say failed... ultimately it worked with a few minor annoyances.

This is by far my favorite dessert that we have ever served here. Who new ice cream and pound cake could be so spectacular. The maple pound cake was indulgent on its own. Topped with a vanilla bean ice cream and maple pecan syrup is was over the top. (I know I previously stated that I do not like pecans. That has not changed... the syrup without the pecans was quite yummy.)


1 comment:

  1. The dessert! So DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!! (So was the veggie dish. I can't imagine what you had planned...)