Category Archives: 1. From Margot’s Table to Yours food catering services and accolades

4 dinners in August for a wonderful group of 8

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Accolades first; Menu below

“Margot-You need a halo! The food is unbelievable.  Thank you! I am getting too fat!  See you Friday.  XXOO Jean”

“Margot-

I am so grateful for your Delicious food and feel so spoiled

Thank you-I won’t be losing weight.

The meal was beyond delicious.

Jean”

“Margot,

Fabulous fantastic dinner!

Thank you-we are so thrilled and spoiled-

Yum!

Thank You-

Jean”

“And thank you!!! We are rolling home many pounds heavier and we are all 

So appreciative of your meals 

You spoiled us and I can only imagine how much work that was for you.

And that cake!!!!

Omg

Thank you!

Jean”

Menus for the dinners

Dinner One:(Think Italian) Sun. Aug. 16

Oven Baked Salmon with Cashews & Spicy Yogurt Sauce and Dill Mustard Sauce

Asparagus and Prosciutto Strata

Mixed Salad with Margot’s Lemon Dressing

Margot’s Homemade No Churn Coffee Ice Cream

Buttery Italian Almond Rounds (cookies)

Melting Moments (cookies)

Chocolate Truffles

Balsamic Strawberries

 

Dinner Two :(Think USA) Mon. Aug. 17

Rick’s Slow Cooked Pork

Turkey Sausage and Potato Salad

Corn, Arugula and Tomato Salad

Clafouti

Vanilla ice cream

 

Dinner Three: (Think Indian) Tues. Aug. 18

Curried Cornish Chicken Thighs

Curried Pink Lentils

Roasted Coconut Carrots

Mixed Salad with Jicama and Mango

Linzer Torte

Vanilla Ice Cream

 

Dinner Four: (Think Louisiana) Fri. Aug. 21

Frogmore Stew with homemade Louisiana Seafood Cocktail Sauce

Pickle Back Slaw

Chocolate Dump Cake

Vanilla Ice Cream

 

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When The Mustard Lady Comes To Town

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WHEN THE MUSTARD LADY COMES TO TOWN. Here, in Sun Valley, Idaho, the real mustard lady is Lois Allison. For all of you locals who have been buying and enjoying Sun Valley Mustard, Lois was the developer of this fine product. She did it just as Bill Hewlett and David Packard did— in the garage–only it was in her tiny garage on Warm Springs Rd. in Ketchum. The mustard has since gone through several transformations but when I buy a jar, Lois definitely comes to my mind.

Lois still owns that garage and attached dwelling but now resides most of the time in Santa Barbara, CA. However, she did finally make it back up to her beloved Sun Valley and to celebrate her arrival plus an upcoming 90th birthday in Sept., I threw a little ladies get together at my place.

The dishes I prepared were the following: (appetizer) Gorgonzola and Walnut Stuffed Mini-Peppers (main dish) Cheese Soufflé with fresh Hagerman Corn, Onions and Jalapeno Peppers, (thirst quencher) Lavender Lemonade and (for desert) the “ b-d” cake was a Chocolate Pear Custard Tart with Almond Shortbread Crust along with a bowl of Poached Pears and homemade no-churn chocolate and vanilla ice cream. Brought by guests were additional appetizers of smoked ID trout on rice crackers along with cheddar cheese, various breads to go with the soufflé, 2 wonderful salads, wine, champagne and Prosecco.

Donna Beaux arrange a fabulous slide picture show on her computer featuring of course, the guest of honor, Lois.

The weather was perfect so need I say we all had glorious time and did not leave hungry??!!!!!  It was fun for all!!!!

From Margot’s Table to Yours Menu for the Grand Tasting at the Sun Valley Harvest Festival (rated by Fodor as one of its Top 10 Fall Festivals)

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Margot will have her lavender recipes on her blog by Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 so be sure to check in next week.

“Let Lavender Make Your Day”

Menu Presented By

“From Margot’s Table to Yours” B&B Styled Catering

For The Sun Valley Harvest Festival Grand Tasting at Carole’s Dollar Lodge on Sunday, September 22, 2013 which benefits The Sun Valley Culinary Institute

Margot’s theme choice of Lavender is in keeping with the Sun Valley Harvest’s mission.

Lavender is regional, sustainable, healthy and delicious.

 

Participating with Margot will be regional Idaho lavender expert Donna Anderson

 Owner of Lavender Acres located in the heart of the Treasure Valley in

Meridian, Idaho

(Questions about lavender? Make sure to ask Donna)

 

Appetizers

Lavender Bites

Main Course

Lavender Linzer Torte

Desert

Thumb Print Cookies with Margot’s Homemade Raspberry Chocolate Lavender Jam and Other Assorted Lavender Sweet Delights

Beverage

Lavender Lemonade

An Italian Inspired Dinner Catered by Margot for Milt and Pat for 8 guests

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Milt’s and Pat’s Menu For An Italian Inspired Dinner on Friday, August 9, 2013

Appetizers

Antipasto Platter featuring Hard Sonoma Jack, Almonds,  Dry Uncured Salami, Prosciutto, Hot Capocollo, Roasted Tomatoes, Mozzarella Balls, Assorted Olives, Pickled Asparagus, Pickled Artichoke Hears, Pickled Mushrooms, Fresh Cherries, Toasted Garlic French Bread Slices and Bread Sticks

Dinner

Manicotti featuring Pat’s Home Made Crepes and Margot’s Homemade Marinara Sauce and Manicotti Filling

Melange of Oven Baked Vegetables with Basil

Desert

Fresh Blueberry and Strawberry Cup with Homemade No-Churn Blueberry Ice Cream

Thumb Print Short Bread Cookies with Margot’s Homemade Raspberry, Chocolate and Lavender Jam

Catered by Margot Van Horn

“From My Table to Yours”

Offering Special B&B Styled Menus

Making It Easy for Mom to Enjoy Her Family Here in Sun Valley

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Above, some of the dishes served

This assignment was just what I had envisioned my catering services to supply.  Mom Robin J. was here briefly with her family of 7.  She has always done it all but wanted a break from cooking so as to be able to relax and enjoy her family more.  The following is the 7 day plan she and I came up with.  It was fun for me and I think that the family really enjoyed these dishes.  I cooked them all here in my condo and Robin came over daily at about 4pm to pick them up.  I wrote out directions for her as to how to serve, etc. I also gave her a soft notebook with all of the recipes. 

Easy food serving is the name of the game!!!!

Description of Catering for 7 Performed by Margot’s Table to Yours for the Johnstons

June 28th—Complimentary pint of homemade no-churn Mango Ice Cream and 1/2 a loaf of Strawberry-Nut Quick Loaf

June 28, Friday           Planning and Grocery Shopping                         4 hours

June 29, Saturday       Grocery Shopping; Pat’s Plumped                     2 hours

Raisin Cookies;Prepping

June 30, Sunday          Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes;                          4.5 hours

Overnight Scrambled Egg Bake;

Mélange of Oven Baked Veggies

July 1, Monday          Shopping; Mac&Cheese a la Italiana;

Bouillabaisse for 8 & Rouille                                 7 hours

July 2, Tuesday      Smoked Salmon w/ Endive Platter with                4 hours

Cream Cheese Dill Sauce, Bagels, Artichokes

and it’s sauce;

Fennel& Rosemary Beef Tenderloin w/Creamy

Mustard Sauce;

Pommes de Terre a la Provence in 8 Ramekins

July 3, Wednesday      Pat’s Plumped Cookies; Linzer Torte                  2.5 hours

July 4, Thursday           Shopping                                                                   0.25 hour

July 5, Friday                Chicken Marengo; Rice                                           2 hours

Total hours spend                                                                                           26.25

A 5 Day Prepared Meal Selection For Terry

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Menu for Terry Owens for the week of 4/15/13

From Margot’s Table to Yours

Salad

Organic Sweet Baby Lettuces with Homemade Classic Dijon

 

Main Course

Rolled Flank Steak Stuffed with Portobello Mushroom and Spinach

 

Ricks Slow Cooked Pork Chops

 

Side Course

 

Mélange of Oven Baked Vegetables and New Potatoes with Basil

 

 

Bon Appétit

 

 

Catered by Margot Van Horn

“From My Table to Yours”

Offering Special B&B Styled Menus

NexStage Theatre’s Academy Awards Menu

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The nexStage Theatre’s

Academy Awards Menu

Sunday, Feb. 24th 2013:  50 attendees starting at 6PM

 

 

Margot          Shrimp with Orange/Marmalade Sauce & Red Sauce

Margot           Smoked Salmon in endive with dill/sour cream sauce

Margot          Mushrooms with Sausage and/veggie stuffing

Renata                      Spring Rolls

Prue                          Devilled Eggs with Caviar

Prue                Sausage/slices on sticks

Renata/Prue: Crudities & dips

Renata/Prue: Cheese platter, baguette, grapes, roasted almonds

Mary Clare     Truffle honey parmesan, baguette & warm olives

MaryClare      Hors d’oeuvres with Brie, Melon and Proscuitto

Linda               Caesar Salad Lettuce cups

Linda               Chicken Terrine with baguette

 

 

Desserts:

Linda               Melting Moments *

Linda               Oreo Truffles*

Linda               Panacotta cups

Margot           7 Layer Magic Bar squares

Renata/Prue Profiteroles with chocolate sauce

Prue                Oange chili Popcorn

 

 

Drinks:

“Oscar cocktail” with sparkling wine & vodka, fresh lemonade

Sparkling water,  red & white wine & beers.