Category Archives: Formal Meals

Good Bye 2016

Another New Year’s Day is here and I am starting the year off right by updating my blog – a New Yea’s resolution I hope to keep! Last night we continued the tradition of celebrating the New Year by enjoying … Continue reading

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A Surprising Source!

Another Christmas Season is upon us and with it the meals with family and friends.  This past weekend I spent time with my mom and siblings celebrating an early Christmas.  My mom wanted to prepare a pre-Christmas dinner that closely … Continue reading

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There’s Something Fishy Here!

I always agonize over what to make as my New Years Eve entrée.  I want it to be special to real celebrate the event. This year I opted for Salmon en Croute.  I made this dish, with a different recipe … Continue reading

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No Pressure

About 10 days ago I flew out to Phoenix to spend some time with my mom who recently returned home after recovering from a broken leg.  There were things to be done,  places to go, people to see and a … Continue reading

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A Memorial Dinner – Fish Course

I realized that I should have actually started this series of blogs with the menu I printed our for my Dad’s memorial dinner.  So, better late than never, here’s a copy  so you can follow along! A Memorial Dinner Appetizer … Continue reading

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Memorial Dinner Soup Course

The Soup course was a personal favorite of mine (though my father would not have liked it – he wasn’t a fan of cold soup.)  Actually, this soup started out as a soup course for a Christmas dinner.  But I … Continue reading

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Chez Carnehl takes on the French Laundry Cornets

As the first course of my dad’s memorial dinner my mom and I selected the Salmon Tartare with Sweet Red Onion Creme Fraiche.  This dish is instantly recognizable as coming from the French Laundry (the recipe is available in the … Continue reading

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