Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mad Men Holiday Party

I finally posted photos from a Mad Men party a couple weeks back. What a blast... I got to cater it along with my culinary school classmate Amy. Amy recently started a job as a Healthy Eating Educator at Whole Foods, and of course we focus on healthy eating, so it was a bit hilarious to turn out 60s style comfort food. Not the healthiest (at least I made turkey meatloafs instead of beef), but hey it was the holidays. I was so wrapped up I forgot to take photos of most things, but here's the menu we had:

Crockpot mini cocktail wieners
Pete's Chip-And-Dip Bowl (homemade onion dip and ruffled potato chips)
Veggie Crudite
Cheese logs
Canapes (Egg salad with pimentos and blue cheese with pecans, rosemary and honey)

Madison Avenue Meatloafs (I used the Barefoot Contessa's turkey meatloaf recipe but baked in muffin tins for less time, just until the meat therm showed it was done)
Truffle mac and cheese
Waldorf salad
Green bean casserole with fried onions

Chocolate Fondue
Rum-infused Banana Pudding with Chocolate Covered Toffee (A recipe worthy of it's own posting, which I'll try to do soon)
Old Fashioned Candy Assortment (My favorite were the chocolate covered gummy bears)