The Magic of the Moment.

Winter Moment

When the snow falls and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season takes on, there’s something about that moment when you step inside from the cold. When you’re greeted by a gust of warm air, warmer smiles, and sweet, spicy smells from the kitchen. These are a few of our favorite Food For Thought things, sure to provide your guests a warm welcome this holiday season. We wish you peace and joy in these moments!

Warm Glögg

  • Peel from an orange
  • 2 Bottles Red Wine
  • 1 Bottle Ruby Port
  • 1 Pint of Brandy
  • 1/3 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 or 4 Cinnamon Sticks
  • One Dozen Cloves
  • Slivered Almonds and White Raisins

Add orange peel, cloves, wine, ruby port, brandy, sugar, and cinnamon sticks to a pot. Slowly heat it on low to simmer for around 20 minutes. Step out of the kitchen, take a deep breath in, and enjoy the sweet aroma of the holidays! Ladle servings into small mugs with almonds and raisins on the side for your guests.

 

Stuffed Chicken Breast

Serves 8 Guest

  • 8  4 oz. Chicken Breasts with Skin
  • 1/2 Cup White Mushrooms, Sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Shiitake Mushrooms, Sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Cremini Mushrooms, Sliced
  • 2 Tbls Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 Cup Asiago Cheese, Grated
  • 1 Tbls Thyme, Chopped
  • 1 Tbls Parsley Chopped
  • 1 Tbls Oregano Chopped
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

Sauté mushrooms in a skillet with oil. Season with salt and pepper until soft. Place in a bowl and let cool. Combine with herbs, asiago cheese and bread crumbs. With your finger, make a pocket under the skin, between the meat and the skin. Be careful not to open all the way! Season the pocket with salt and pepper and stuff with filling. Sear chicken skin side down until nicely browned. Place in a preheated 350º oven and bake until fully cooked.

Serve with a simple pasta or roasted potatoes.

 

Grandma’s Molasses Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flower
  • 2 1/2 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp Allspice
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 12 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Molasses

Combine all dry ingredients In a separate bowl, combine butter and brown sugar and beat until creamy. Combine eggs and molasses and add to butter sugar mixture. Add dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Chill for 1 hour. Scoop dough, roll 1 inch spheres in sugar, and flatten slightly on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Bake at 325º for 6 – 8 minutes, until tops are cracked. Cool on wire racks.

Food For Thought

7001 Ridgeway Avenue,

Lincolnwood, IL 60712

Phone. 847-982-2608

Fax. 847-982-0884

Email. info@fftchicago.com


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