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Sunday, April 29, 2012

mangia mondays 60: culinary school

hey there, friends!
welcome to
a blog hop i co-host each week with
one of my favorite bloggers
lisa from shine your light!

this week, i thought i'd share a few pictures
from this past semester... since it just ended!
{yay!!}
i'm happy to say that i got a 96% in this lab
& all i have left to get my degree is 2 semesters
of baking labs
{which i'm ecstatic for!}.

culinary school
{sorry for the quality - they're all cellphone pictures!}

one of the first things we made - fondue!

that's me with my made-from-scratch mozzarella!
so much fun - & really hot on your hands.. but delicious!

this is 2 plates worth of midterm food.
on one plate, i had pork stuffed with spinach & mushrooms with a pan gravy, a sweet potato & apple hash, & sauteed broccoli with roasted julienne bell peppers.
on the second plate, i had grilled steak with an onion sauce & crispy onion strings, duchesse potatoes {a really fun, easy & different way to serve mashed potatoes!}, & grilled asparagus.

this was my favorite appetizer that i made.
a crostini topped with an avocado & pineapple chutney & grilled shrimp.
oh man, it was delicious.

we decided that cornish game hens look a lot like frogs...
& that it's fun to make them dance.

grilled cornish game hen with lemon risotto & squash with sauteed onions, mornay sauce & breadcrumbs.

sometimes, i kiss red snappers.

grilled oyster with a lemon butter sauce.

pan seared red snapper with an orange hollandaise & candied orange slices, orzo pasta & broccoli.

i had such a great time in that class...
met a lot of great people & learned a bunch of new techniques.
buuuutttt... i'm glad the semester is over & i can focus on
little baby charlotte.
i've gotta tell you, it got a bit tough to maneuver around the
kitchen toward the end.
& my chef pants were really tight. ;)

now it's your turn -
link up those recipes & food posts!

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. add a link to your recipe or food post & visit some others who have linked up before you .
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until next time,
dowlings out!


9 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your grades! Everything looks yummy!

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  2. Congratulations on being so close to graduation, your food looks yum. Thanks for hosting!

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  3. Congrats on doing so well at school! Looks like you've been making lots of yummy food. I love the shrimp crostini. Beautiful!

    I'm sharing Huevos Rancheros with Adobo Chili Salsa and a video on Oil Pulling - The Secret To Getting Rid of Bad Breath Naturally.

    Have an amazing day!

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  4. OMG! You are making me hungrier:) So happy for you:)

    Thank you for hosting the hop. Yours is listed here: http://bloghops.olahmomma.com/bloghop/monday.

    Already your follower.

    The Quiet Mom @ http://olahmomma.com/blog/creamy-cheesy-scrambled-eggs

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  5. Congrats on finishing with such an excellent score!! Ummm, good to see that even as adults, students still play in class :) Thanks for hosting!

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  6. Your dishes are gorgeous. Congrats looks like a lot of hard work. Thanks for the party.

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  7. Thank you for hosting and congrats!

    I appreciate it,
    Laura

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  8. Looks like a fairly solid plan. I really hope it goes well and takes off.San Diego Culinary School

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