We have been some busy little bees here the last few weeks! We tapped a Made in Tennessee segment with Gene Patterson of WATE 6 News here in Knoxville! The focus of our segment was Rosa’s Green Bean Bundles (recipe below). These bundles are great for ANY holiday and are super simple! Wow your friends and family with the great presentation and yummy flavors of our Green Bean Bundles! (here is a link to the story WATE 6 News did on us: http://wate.com/2014/11/21/knoxville-catering-company-shares-thanksgiving-recipe/ )
Recipe for Green Bean Bundles
- 2 lbs. of Fresh Haricot Vert Green Beans
- Bring pot of water to boil, add tsp kosher salt, drop beans in for approx. 5 minutes to blanch.
- Cool in ice bath.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Cut bacon strips in half, lay bacon flat, place 12-15 green beans then wrap bacon around, place bundle in greased baking dish with cut side down.
- Drizzle with good olive oil, sprinkle with brown sugar/salt/pepper.
- Bake 15 mins or until bacon is done.
- Place in serving dish.
This past week, we started our Christmas party rush! From cakes to catering, we are doing it all! Friday night, we catered a lovely party at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Their table place settings made all the difference in creating a luxurious atmosphere.
Because place settings can make the difference between elegance and “thrown together” I am going to walk you through how to set the proper place setting. Here is what you will need: A plate, dinner fork, salad fork, dessert fork, knife, spoon, glass and napkin.
First, place a plate in the center of where your place setting is going. This is so you can see how far apart your silverware needs to be. Place you knife, blade facing in , to the right of the plate. Place your dinner fork (the larger of the three) to the left of the plate and your dessert fork (smallest of the three) at the top of the plate (see picture below). Remove the plate. Place your spoon to the right of your knife, making sure the bottom of the knife and spoon are even with each other. Place your salad fork (middle sized of the three) to the left of your dinner fork. Always remember, your guest will start from the outside going inward when they begin eating your lovely meal! This is the reason for setting the place setting the way it is. They will grab their salad fork and spoon first. Left will be there utensils for their main course. Don’t forget the glass! Place your glass, evenly, between the tip of the knife and the bottom of the dessert fork.
Check back later this month for our Winter Wedding Blog! The blog post will be filled with useful planning tips and decorating ideas! And if you need help with your holiday party, give us a call 865-690-5757!