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Buffet business dinner - Chicken Cacciatora and crespelle

Buffet business dinner – Chicken Cacciatora and crespelle

As school starts, and summer ends, we all fall back into our routines. We pick up our daily, weekly pace and march through the rest of the year looking forward to weekends and maybe a trip South where it’s warmer.

This year, we would like to make life just a bit easier for you ! Yes, that’s right, just a bit easier !!

And this is what we will do:

We have a great selection of home made, real food, meals in our freezer. These meals have been prepared to make your life easier !

Remember last winter, when you got home late from driving someone around ( like kids in sports), and you were tired, and the kids were tired and cranky, and you had to get dinner ready in a hurry ?

Remember last winter, when you got home from work and didn’t go to your yoga class again because you had to get dinner ready for the rest of the family?

Remember last winter, when you were so tired you would have loved to soak in the tub with a glass of wine . . .  and instead you had to prepare dinner so the rest of the family could eat ?

If you have answered YES to any of the above questions . . . then that is how we can make life easier for you !!

From now on, you can send us an email with your order, we will accept all orders by Wednesday, and will have all the food ready by Friday. You can either come to Stayner and pick it up, or we can deliver it to your home ( with a small extra charge)  . . . all you need to do is leave a cooler with ice outside for us to put the meals in !!

Take a look at our menu, and chose your next dinners 🙂

Grazia’s Italian K&B Menu

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Weekly menu starting June 23

Caramelized onion crostini with strong cheddar

Caramelized onion crostini with strong cheddar

This is it . . . . this is the last week of school !!

From Monday until the end of August we will have the kids at home . . . . It will be fun 🙂

As you know we have recently moved. This time, the move is more permanent . . . I am unpacking all my boxes from Italy and there is so much to tidy up !!

Veggies to dip in aromatic salts.

Veggies to dip in aromatic salts.

Of course I am very happy to be working hard. Dinners at the Beild House are always fun, and I am receiving lots of requests for lasagne to be prepared for family meals.

Buffet at the business dinner - The hors d'ouvres

Buffet at the business dinner – The hors d’ouvres

I have also been catering to larger events: a confirmation on June 1, a business dinner on June 10, a get together on June 19 and Sunday I have an other event coming up !

This is the advantage of having many weekly meal plans that have already been put into place . . .  just pick one that was successful and repeat it !!

Buffet business dinner - Chicken Cacciatora and crespelle

Buffet business dinner – Chicken Cacciatora and crespelle

I am going to pick from the second week of May.

Buffet business dinner - the desserts

Buffet business dinner – the desserts

Although I am busy . . . I love to cook and it is what really helps me relax. So please keep asking for food !!! 😀

Pizza di Patate … Potato Gateau

Potato Gateau

Potato Gateau

Pizza di Patate is one of my family’s most loved recipes. My Great Grandmother used to make it and then my Grandmother, then my Mother and my Father . . .  they all made / make it . . .and so do I !! 🙂

Here is the recipe for 4 people:

1.5 kg of potatoes ( I use the yellow fleshed or the russet), 200 ml of milk, 2 eggs, 100 g ( + or – ) of grated parmesan cheese, mozzarella and ham, salt and nutmeg

Boiled potatoes

Boiled potatoes

Boil the potatoes until they are nice and tender, peel them and puree them with a ricer or in your kitchen robot ( or both). Add warm milk, egg and ⅔ of the parmesan cheese  salt and nutmeg to taste and mix well.

Transfer ½ of the potato mix In a greased pyrex or oven proof baking dish and spread it evenly throughout the dish. Now layer the ham and the cheese ( it is really up to you how much you add to it . . .  I like it 2 or 3 slice of ham thick and a nice bit of cheese). Then cover with the remaining potato mixture and spread out evenly.

Scoring the top layer with my fork

Scoring the top layer with my fork

Score the top of the potato layer with the back of a fork so that you make grooves over the surface. Sprinkle the remaining parmesan cheese and some breadcrumbs ( or cornmeal if making it gluten free) then add a little bit of olive oil.

Bake in a preheated oven ( 200* C or 375* F) for 30 to 40 minutes or until it is heated through and crunchy on top.

Potato Gateau

Potato Gateau

This is delicious hot, warm or cold . . . it is great for picnics, potlucks and school lunches . . .  we adore it !!