Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thankful For The Spot Gourmet!

This Thanksgiving was easily the most stress-free and relaxing Thanksgiving that I have ever had and I have the Spot Gourmet to thank for that. With my sister, and partner in the kitchen, spending Thanksgiving in Colorado, I was going to take on the task of preparing the Thanksgiving feast all by myself for roughly about 20 hungry people. I didn't even know where to start because my group of critics does not have the same food palette as I do. My favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal is experimenting with new recipes and serving up a variety of yummy casseroles. My extended family prefers a more traditional meal including a big bird and a few simple side dishes. I decided to scratch my list of menu ideas and turn to the Spot Gourmet in Glendale for help. I am so glad that I did!

The Spot Gourmet was able to plan out a menu for me and my family that was exactly what they were looking for and they even delivered to my front door on Thanksgiving Day. Now that is service! For the first time in years I didn't have anything to do the day before Thanksgiving except enjoy spending time with my family. Everything arrived right on time and was packaged in reheatable tins and labeled which made my prep time minimal and effortless. I was so impressed. This is what our Thanksgiving Dinner included:

appetizers
Hot artichoke dip served with bread dippers - 1qt
spinach stuffed mushrooms - 12ea
pigs in a blanket with mustard sauce(for the kids and adults too!) 24ea
dinner
Mix green Salad with pomegranate seeds, dried cranberries, candied pecans, goat cheese and balsamic vinaigrette - all separate client will toss together
Maple glazed Turkey breast with pan gravy(2 qts)
½ tin  mashed potatoes
½ tin Traditional Stuffing
1/4 tin Caramelized Butternut squash
¼ tin Macaroni and cheese
10 serv fresh corn saute with cream
10 serv Green Beans with cherry tomato - (client will saute)
cheese toast and rolls
1 pt Cranberry chutney
 
dessert
1 pumpkin pie with vanilla whipped cream
5 ea bocas with creme anglaise and berry puree
 
My family wouldn't even let me serve the dinner in proper serveware! They wanted everything hot out the oven so tins it was! The night just got even easier! Just look at this spread:
 
There was so much food! My Grandfather decided to call his friends and invite them over to get their feast on...sure...why not...we've got plenty! I had invited my dear friend Tee Burgess from That's IT! Mommy and her family to join us this year and I am so glad that they came. The kids had a blast playing together and we all had a great time chatting, watching football and stuffing our faces!
 
We barely had room for dessert, but once I placed it on the dining table, my son was the first in line to get a slice of Pumpkin Pie with Vanilla Whipped Cream! Dessert was just as scrumptious as the dinner. I saw smiling faces all around. I might have even heard a button pop!
 
Everything about our Thanksgiving Dinner provided by the Spot Gourmet was just perfect. From appetizer to dessert, every bite was better than the first. I will definitely be calling on the Spot Gourmet again to make life a little easier for me! With Christmas just around the corner, treat yourself to something really special. What about a fully catered meal? If you would like to just sit back and enjoy the holidays with your family, give the Spot Gourmet a call and let them handle all the cooking. It's the gift worth giving and receiving!
 
I am already coming up with excuses to call on them again and again. Private parties, birthdays, corporate events, weddings or just a movie night with your family. The Spot Gourmet even offers gourmet food to go and who doesn't love take out?
 
Happy Holidays!
 
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was offered services in order to facilitate my review. These are just my two cents!

6 comments:

  1. Great, now I'm starving! lol It looks sooooooo good!

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  2. Easy, and I could kick my feet up instead of being a slave to the kitchen. Wow this is tempting.... but my family might freak out if I did that.

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  3. WOW, that spread looks amazing! Now that's the way to do Thanksgiving - just order, sit and enjoy :-)

    Glad you guys had such a great time.

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