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A French Style menu- MyDish Menu # 18

Did you ever see the film Julie & Julia with Meryl Streep.  It was the story of an American girl who aspires to cook all 524 of her recipes in 365 days.  As you probably know by now we have a similar challenge – although ours is weekly and not for recipes but for menus with recipes that compliment each other.

Therefore as the idea was taken from the film I thought it only fitting to dedicate one of the menus to Julie and Julia and create a French themed menu.

Starter

Champignons Farci

Main Course

Beef Bourguignon

Dessert

Pear Tarte Tatin

The starter is one of my favourites.  The mushrooms are hollowed out and the middle chopped together with onions and shallots and sauted with a little kick of  Madeira.

The main course is a French Classic and great for this time of year. Beouf Bourginon is a French classic casserole of beef slow cooked in a red wine sauce with small onions and mushrooms.

The dessert I have chosen is not one of Julie & Julia’s but a variation on a french theme.  Typical french desserts include creme brulee, Tarte Tatin , souffle, crepes and truffles.  I have chosen one of our members desserts – Pear Tarte Tatin

 

We are now looking for some great inspiration for Spring time dinner party menus – have you got a great combination of dishes – of course if yours is chosen it will be published in our book of 52 dinner party menus – come back to me at [email protected]

 

Supper Party Menu – MyDish Menu #16

A great choice by Ros of Weight Expectations for January.  You don’t need to make a dinner party that is ladened with cream in order to have something tasty .  Ros says ” Here is my menu for a really healthy and easy supper party.  I usually stick to simple recipes that don’t take loads of time to prepare but look impressive!  ”

Ros’ Supper Party Menu

Starter

Walnut, Orange & Avocado Salad

Main Course

My Mother’s Stuffed Red Peppers

Dessert

Low Fat Choc Mousse Pots

Orange Walnut & Avocado SaladThis is a really light starter that goes well with any meal, but Ros serves it up with her mum’s stuffed red peppers which are a Hungarian style dish.

Stuffed Red Peppers

This is finished off with a creamy, but low fat Chocolate mousse pot – which is decorate with some creme fraiche and some berries that are in season.

Ros is a weight management and nutrition coach, passionate in her belief that everyone can achieve lasting, healthy weight loss – without the stress of restrictive dieting.  For more information visit WeightExpectations.com