Food On The Square

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.

Alfredo Chicken

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.

Asian Chicken

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.)

Other Kinda Chicken

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! 🙂

Speaking of free, THE CORNER CAFE, with one of my Bud Blossom stories in it, is free today for Kindle. Go grab you a copy!

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.


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Food On The Square

  1. Sarah Reece

    August 15, 2012 at 11:34am

    Wow, Great food. I’m already feeling hungry. I’m sure it would be fun cooking things together and also learning new preparations in the process.

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      Marian Allen

      August 15, 2012 at 1:03pm

      It was a lot of fun. 🙂 It was also a treat taking orders from a professional chef. She said people find her hard to work for, but she was very patient and forgiving of us amateurs.

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