Catering to a Young Couple
A few months ago our church had a Trivia Night and I volunteered to cater dinner for two, a dinner a month for six months. A young couple who both work and go to school (no kids), and rarely get a chance to have even a meal together, won the prize. It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving couple. I’m focused on preparing home-style meals for these nice people, and since it is the husband’s birthday I made a special supper for them tonight.
I began by making the fudge from the Jet-puffed marshmallow cream’s recipe on the back label called “Fantasy Fudge. It always comes out perfect and creamy. It took a while to set so I could cut up little squares. The next part was potatoes. I simply microwaved two of them for eight minutes, cut a slice off the top and used a melon ball tool to scoop out the middle, leaving about a 1/4″ thick little potato pot. With the scooped out potato, I added a teaspoon of butter, some Greek seasoning, and a splash of cream. I mashed this together and spooned equal parts back into the hollowed out shells. To give it a textured look, I simply dragged a fork across the top of the potato to make little ridges. I set them aside until I made a Caesar salad, cooked the carrots with a bacon fat and brown sugar glaze and a sprinkle of S&P and parsley flakes, then went outside to grill the strip steaks to a lovely medium rare.
While the steaks were grilling I brushed the tops with butter and put the potatoes in the toaster oven to warm up and even get a little brown on top. The steaks were soon done and everything was ready to be shipped. I love to make dinner for people, especially when it is as nice as this. I hope by this time they are digging in and enjoying their meal together, and I wish the husband a very happy birthday.