Tuesday, March 20, 2012

almost done...

So im almost done with school! can you believe it?!?!?
next wednesday is our last day. In the mean time we have still been going at it hard.

 Pasta Primavera. Everything from scratch!! It came out so good!! (vegetables:bell peppers, zuchinni, yellow squash)
I made the Mussels! Cooked them in some Garlic, shallots, little cream and white wine, tossed in some lemon zest, lemon juicem diced tomatoes and parsley, basil, and mint and served!! I didnt try them, im sorry but the texture was too much for me but everyone went in on them and said that it was really good!!yayy=]


Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

God is so Good.
Yall know I was worried about where I was going to extern at. I had to repent because I was praying for something yet I was worried at the same time. But what I Finnally came to realize is that if I pray and still worry it means that I dont have that God will work it out. So lately I have been praying and having COMPLETE FAITH. And I have been seeing God work TREMENDOUSLY. So the blessed news that I have is.....*drum roll* I GOT MY EXTERNSHIP!! WHHOOOPP!!! =] AND its at the Westmoreland Country Club!! I am BEYOND excited to start!! I know that I will be able to learn and grow there. Ready to get in the Culinary World and use the gifts God blessed me with. this is going to be fun=]
Thanks for to those who were praying for me!!


Friday, March 9, 2012

The other day we made a Chicken Galantine and a Pork and Mushroom Terrine. Both came out so good!

With the Chicken Galantine, I first skinned the whole chicken. I layed the chicken skin flat, and with the chicken meat (besides the chicken breast) i ground it up (seasonings and cream). With the Chicken breast I pounded it until it was pretty flat. then laid it on top of the chicken skin. Then spreaded the chcken mixture on top, put chicken tenderloins and pieces of ham in the middle, anndd thennn......
 Rolled it up.....I wrapped it in foil then basically "poached" it.
Today, with one roll i plopped it into the deep frier..YUUMM!! I cant even explained how good it was, but of course everything fried is good....right? ;)
 This is how it looks. It was nice and crispy on the outside...
 With some slices of the other galantine i breaded it (flour, egg, breadcrumbs) then deep fried it.
 We had made a platter using gelatine. First a gelatine with milk (the bottom part) then after decorating the platter with carrots and fennel poured the gelatine (with water) on top.
 Chiken Gelantine and Pork & Mushroom Terrine. The Terrine reminds me of a really fancy meat loaf, haha. (not to down grade the dish or anything). But I had fun decorating this. The meat here wold be served cold, it actually wasnt bad! But I still, as you see, had to have something HOT.

Time is moving so fast.
Im just trying to enjoy these last few weeks of school, ready to Extern SOMEWHERE!! Still praying and looking for a place.

love yall'!!


Tuesday, March 6, 2012


So ive been gone for a minute but im back.
Sorry for being MIA. School, work, and a lot of God/Church has been keeping me busy!!

Im in my catering and buffet class now. Its kind of hard taking pictures because we are learning how to cook in bulk. But i must say this class is fun and im learning how to really have a sense of urgency to cook and serve.
yesterday we had to do a mini banquet. i was in charge of the crab cakes, i also made a vinaigrette for the salad (which was so good). My classmate Judy made the red bell pepper couli sauce. SOOO GOOD!!!

Mixed up the crab cake mixture, made little patties, breaded in breadcrumbs...
 Vinaigrette and spring salad mix....
 Plating for the crab cake, red pepper couli sauce, and spring mix salad lightly tossed in vinaigrette =)

I shall be posting again soon. Hope you all are doing well. Im still searching for a place to extern at. Sigh.......I dont know where i want to go...pray for me yall!!!


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Almost At the End!

So today was the last day of Cuisine Across Cultures Class!! *TEAR*
That class was so much fun and im so glad that Chef Mike Riley was my instructor. Next class is buffet class so that should be interesting!!

Venison Goulash
 Chile Relleno
 Chile stuffed with chicken/cheese
 I battered it after i stuffed it then fried it. The Sauce is Mole Sauce. So good!!!

So today for the last day we had to just come to school and cook with whatever we had. Basically like the show CHOPPED or Iron Chef. We were given a whole chicken and there was just ingredients everywhere. I literally was praying and asked God to just cook with me.  This is what me and God came up with =]......

Marinated some chicken breast, grilled it, made jasmine rice, and diced up some apples and cooked them in some hot paprika and sweet paprika and butter, pinch of sugar and salt. This actually came out good!
 With the thigh i deboned it, sauted some mushrooms, red bell pepper, garlic, onion, and parmesean cheese..stuffed it in the chicken, pinned it up with some toothpicks and put it over a mirepoix (celery, carrot, onion) some water, chicken stock and white wine. and cooked it in the oven covered in foil Then I made some green beans, sauted in butter pinch of salt and a lot of pepper, pinch of red chilli pepper flakes and made some small slices of ginger. And had rice, sprinkled with celantro. This came out gooood too!! But it needs a different color in there.

Well, almost done with culinary school. seems like just yesterday I was tryna think of a name for my blog to start posting things on here. haha! time flies!! and I have no idea whats next. But, God is good, and I know Im just gonna keep on going UP from here!!!


Thursday, February 9, 2012

 KALBI RIBS w/ Steamed Rice and BAN CHAN (The spinach and bean sprouts.)
 HIYAYAKKO-cold tofu salad
I took time trying to come up with this plate design lol but its cute i think.


Monday, February 6, 2012

Chicken Tameles!!!! and salsa =]

Papusas!!! and some pickled cabbage and carrots. With feta cheese sprinkled on top.

Another successful day. Whoop Whooop!!