“I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.”—Oscar Wilde
I just looked at my calendar, and can you believe it’s almost July? Summer is going too fast, but at least we’ve had decent weather here in Minnesota, and it is continuing through this week, or so I am told—I am inside most of the day in a hot and steamy kitchen, so the 80 degree weather isn’t benefiting my situation. But I am glad it’s ideal summer weather for everyone who is out baking on the beach!
This work week is actually quite nice. We are serving only 8 adult students, some from Canada, and various places in the US. So like I said before, we are trying to serve dishes native to this area. I’ve been trying some amazing food, some new to me, and others are old favorites. And every night I have food to take home, oh the perks of a foodie job! It’s pretty hard to take pictures of everything when we are on a time schedule and things move fast, but I’ll try my best to get the highlights of the days for a recap!
Only dinner was served
- Vegetarian Vegetable Soup
- Whole Grain Bread
- Eggs and Olive Mold
This has to be hands down the best vegetable soup I’ve ever had. SO loaded with numerous veggies, I can’t wait to make more for me!
You can find the recipe we used here.
- Fry Bread Tacos
- Tomatoes, Lettuce, Onions, Sour Cream, Salsa
- Potato Salad
- Corn on the Cob
- Orange Cream Frosty (a mixture of vanilla ice cream and orange juice—so good and refreshing!)
The potato and leek soup was fabulous. It was my first time having leeks in a soup. The recipe we used can be found here, but the only adaptation we made was using our water the potatoes boiled in for the 6 c of water called for in recipe—it definitely added more flavor.
(Yes, I am in charge of the menu board!)
This cake, Gateau Breton, was out-of-this world. I am so glad we have such a good baker on staff! :-)
A similar recipe for the corn stuffed peppers and sauce we used can be found here.
Peppers ready to be cut and stuffed.
The pound cake was to die for, and the lemon curd was the perfect summertime flavor.
What is your favorite soup? If so, share a link to the recipe!