HOLIDAY CHEER BLOG

Happy Holidays!

Posted on Dec 19, 2014 in BLOG, CATERING BLOG, CORPORATE EVENTS BLOG, Donnelly House BLOG, EASY ENTERTAINING BLOG, FLORAL / DESIGNS BLOG, Gardens Cafe BLOG, HOLIDAY CHEER BLOG, MUST CLICK FOR BLOG LANDING PAGE

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New Holiday Menu’s

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in BLOG, CATERING BLOG, HOLIDAY CHEER BLOG

Mix & Mingle with a Holiday Jingle this Season with our fabulous new menu options!!   Holiday Menu 2014 HOLIDAY Reception Sample Menus 2014...

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Kathy G. & Company Tailgating Menu!

Posted on Oct 9, 2014 in BLOG, CATERING BLOG, CORPORATE EVENTS BLOG, EASY ENTERTAINING BLOG, HOLIDAY CHEER BLOG

Kathy G. & Company is the perfect choice to cater your next sports tailgate or party! Our tailgate catering menu is designed to make your next tailgate easy and affordable! We can handle everything from the set-up to clean-up, or the items can be picked up/delivered. Contact us today for pricing! **Minimum of 25 guests for Full-Service Events **Delivery Charges Apply, Pick Up’s from: 11 West Park Circle, Birmingham, AL 35211 **Client will need to make arrangements to keep warm items warm during event Check out our fabulous options below! GRIDIRON SLIDERS/SANDWICHES Shredded BBQ Pork Sliders on Pretzel Rolls with Sliced Pickle Crabcake with Southern Slaw & Remoulade on Sesame Bun Hamburger Slider with Cheddar, Dijon, & Pickle BBQ Rubbed Grilled Pork Loin on Sage Corn Muffins with Green Onion Mayo Roast Beef on Homemade Rolls with Horseradish Crème Honey Ham on White Cheddar Biscuits with Peach Chutney Mini Muffalleta Sandwiches FAN FRENZY DIPS Hot Spinach Dip with Tortilla Chips (warm) Homemade Parmesan Chips with French Onion Dip Sweet Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Dip Hummus Dip Trio: Red Pepper, Traditional, & Black Bean served with Toasted Pita Chips GAME TIME FAVORITES Mini Alabama Conecuh Sausage “Pigs in a Blanket” (warm) Turkey Pitas with Raspberry Honey Mayo Chicken Kabobs Skewers with Red Bell Peppers & Purple Onions with Taziki Sauce Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce (warm) Shrimp OR Crab Cakes with Remoulade Spicy Boiled Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce Stuffed Potato Skins Mini Lamb Meatballs with Taziki Sauce Cheese Tray with Assorted Crackers Raw Veggies with Assorted Dips Cake Pops, Cookies and/or Brownies CHAMPIONSHIP CHILI Traditional Southwestern Chili White Bean & Chicken Chili Hearty Black Bean Vegetarian...

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Classic New Orleans Bread Pudding

Posted on Jan 2, 2014 in BLOG, CATERING BLOG, EASY ENTERTAINING BLOG, HOLIDAY CHEER BLOG, KATHY G'S RECIPE INDEX, MUST CLICK FOR BLOG LANDING PAGE, RECIPES BLOG

Classic New Orleans Bread Pudding

Ingredients: 6 Oz. Baguettes 6 Oz. Croissants 1 C. Sugar 6 Eggs 1 Qt. Heavy Cream 1 Tbs. Vanilla Extract 1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon Raisins Chocolate Chips Directions: **The night before: Cut Baguettes and Croissants into cubes and place them at the bottom of your 9X13 Pyrex baking dish. Your dish should be 3/4 full with bread. Heat Sugar and Heavy Cream in a pot on the stove until Sugar dissolves. Take the pot off of the heat and stir in the Cinnamon and Vanilla Extract. In a medium bowl, whisk the Eggs together. Temper the Eggs into the Hot Cream mixture. Pour the combined mixture over the cubed bread and toss with Raisins and Chocolate Chips. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Day of: Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Wrap the dish in parchment paper and foil. Place the dish in a water bath and bake for 1 hour or until set. Uncover and bake for 15 more minutes to brown the...

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Kathy G’s Helpful Holiday Design Tips: Hypnotic Hypericums

Posted on Dec 23, 2013 in BLOG, EASY ENTERTAINING BLOG, Floral, FLORAL / DESIGNS BLOG, HOLIDAY CHEER BLOG, MUST CLICK FOR BLOG LANDING PAGE

Kathy G’s Helpful Holiday Design Tips: Hypnotic Hypericums

During this season of holiday cheer, touches of red and green are a classic and timeless way to decorate. Red berry hypericums are small in size, yet rich in color. Adding these berries to your holiday florals will make your decor merry and bright! Red roses make a fabulous flower choice for holiday centerpieces. By surrounding red roses with hypericums, you can transform a classic centerpiece into an interesting masterpiece! For a more edgy spin on a classic look, use levels and different shapes of vases for your arrangements. Another beautiful holiday flower choice is the combination of white roses and calla lillies. By adding red hypericum berries or other festive berries to pure, white florals, you will really get a splash of holiday color in your arrangements.   Red berry hypericum, roses and other berries and florals can be purchased at your local wholesale...

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Kathy G’s Helpful Holiday Design Tips: Branch Out and Let It Snow

Posted on Dec 17, 2013 in Assorted Floral & Design, BLOG, EASY ENTERTAINING BLOG, Floral, FLORAL / DESIGNS BLOG, HOLIDAY CHEER BLOG, MUST CLICK FOR BLOG LANDING PAGE

Kathy G’s Helpful Holiday Design Tips: Branch Out and Let It Snow

This holiday season, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! By using long bare branches cascading with white florals or crystals you can give your home a snowy, wintry feel and your guests a warm welcome. Start with a vase. We used a clear cylindrical vase but any number of colors or shapes will do. You can fill the bottom of the vase with river rocks, marbles, crystals or leave it bare. Fill the vase with water. Stick the branches out of the top of a vase. We love to use branches both long and short. Using a variety adds depth and dimension. Use fishing line to hang the stemless white flowers or crystals. Tie the fishing line to the branch, move down about 2-3 inches, and thread your flower or crystal with the fishing line, then tie a knot where you threaded it to hold it in place. Repeat until you have your desired look. Make this project fun – don’t stress about making it look perfect up-close. From afar, your stemless flowers and/or crystals will look like they are falling out of the sky! Another idea is to do the same look with ornaments for a more themed holiday feel. **All supplies can be found at your local craft store or floral...

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