“An Affair to Surrender” Menu

Healthy, yummy stuff. Make this comfort food feast and serve to your ‘prince’ as you dish out the news…it’s over. You deserve someone who would jump fences to be with you, not someone who is sitting on the fence of life about you! Time to walk away. And remember – holding onto resentment is like drinking poison, don’t drink it, make and eat these dishes instead! And, the other bonus is that you’ll have cold turkey to dine on for the next while as you go ‘cold turkey’ over your soon-to-be-ex!

“An Affair to Surrender” main course demo

‘One take’ Cooking Videos so forgive any faux pas & yes I know that I talk too much at times!
PS: If you’re enjoying the ‘Menu Mood Music’, please remember to pause or mute it before watching this Main Course Demo—unless you’re really into multi-tasking!

“An Affair to Surrender” recipes

This orange-golden soup is a great way to begin your conversation with nourishment for strength in every spoonful!Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale: Budget Rating Scale: Serves 2 (with...
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We’ve got to sit down and ’talk turkey’ (over this delicious turkey) —get this thing wrapped up and quit messing around.Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale: Budget Rating Scale: Serves...
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Crispy around the edges and buttery rich, one of my favourite potato dishes.Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale: Budget Rating Scale: Serves 2 (with leftovers for you!)8 tablespoons butter 2...
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Slightly caramelized, root vegetables with a beautiful medley of colour and flavour.Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale: Budget Rating Scale: Serves 2 (with leftovers for you!)4 large carrots,...
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Kitchen Confidence Rating Scale: Budget Rating Scale: Serves 2 (with leftovers)1 can solid pumpkin purée (15 ounces) (or freshly roasted pumpkin if you’re feeling adventurous) 1 1/4...
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“An Affair to Surrender” playlist

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“An Affair to Surrender” menu shopping list

BEGIN: “Marooned on an Ideological Island With No Escape” Creamy Corn, Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced (par-boiled)
  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled, and thinly sliced (par-boiled)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large Spanish onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 4 cups organic chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme (or 2 teaspoons fresh)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage (or 1 teaspoon fresh, chopped)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 ears of fresh corn on the cob (or 1 tin of peaches and cream corn)

FOLLOW: “Don’t Fall in Love with Potential” Turkey with Onion Sage Stuffing and Homemade Pan Gravy

  • 1 (5-7 lb) turkey breast bone in, skin on (1 pound uncooked turkey/person)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 7 cups finely cubed day old Italian bread
  • 1 tablespoon crumbled dried sage or 1 tablespoons fresh chopped sage
  • ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme (or ½ teaspoon fresh)
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ – ¾ cups organic chicken stock

Vegetable Mirepoix: (Aromatic vegetable mixture – 2 parts onions, 1 part celery, 1 part carrots, used as a flavor enhancer for sauces.)

  • 1 onion, chopped into large pieces
  • ½ cup chopped celery, two stacks of celery, including leaves
  • ½ cup chopped carrots
  • Melted butter for basting

ESCORT: History Homemade Pan Gravy

  • ¼ cup fat drippings
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2-3 cups organic chicken stock or water, heated

FOLLOW: Stolen Moments Dressed in Shame” Herb Roasted Chateau Potatoes

  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into small ovals
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

FOLLOW: “Once a Cheater Always a Cheater, Leopards Don’t Change Their Spots” Maple Glazed Root Vegetable Medley

  • 4 large carrots, peeled
  • 8 large parsnips, peeled
  • 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 1 large butternut squash, peeled & seeded
  • 2 large shallots, peeled and quartered
  • 3 tablespoons dark maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (has to be fresh)!
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoon dried thyme (3 teaspoons fresh)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

FINISH: “No No No No Don’t Funk With My Heart” Home-Style Pumpkin Tarts with Whipped Molasses Cream

  • 1 can solid pumpkin purée (15 ounces) or freshly roasted pumpkin if you’re feeling adventurous
  • 1 can condensed milk (300 ml)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (has to be fresh)!
  • 2 large whole eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 24 – 3-inch Ready-made Unbaked Tart Shells

Whipped Molasses Cream.

  • 1 ¼ cups chilled whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mild-flavored (light) molasses