Yesterday I told you I would post pictures of some of the dishes I helped prep for World on the Square, and here they are.
This was chicken with Alfredo sauce. I didn’t get to see the sauce made, because Lana made it at home. She loves making sauces, and worked her way through school partly by cooking sauces for local restaurants. I would love to stand at her side and watch her make a classic sauce with her running commentary. This woman should have her own cooking show. She’s great! That’s some of the parsley I minced on top. As you see, it isn’t very mincey. I ran out of fingers.
This was Asian. It has the broccoli and rabe I cut up, the carrots Mom sliced, probably my celery and garlic and green onions and orange and orange zest. (“Mine” in the sense that I prepped them.)
I don’t remember what this one is. Either African or Middle Eastern. Lana put in lemons, squash, cinnamon, cloves, tomatoes, probably some other spices. I tasted this one and it was DEE-VINE!
We also took the chicken that didn’t go into these other dishes and, with gloves on, of course, squished it up into bits. Then Lana poured in a whole bottle of Texas hot sauce and we worked that in, along with a bunch of my minced cilantro. I smoothed it down in the pan and Lana said, “Beautiful! That’s beautiful!” Then she said, “Deviled eggs. I would make some deviled eggs, slice ’em and line them up on top. That’s the way to present this dish.”
Cooking with Lana was a great experience. People PAY for an opportunity like that! And I got to do it for free, free, free! 🙂
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A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character has a chance to work with an expert in some field. The character may be interested in that field or not, may realize the expert is an expert or not.