“Steppin’ Out Lookin’ for Mr. Right” menu

Ready to step out and look for love in all the right places? Gather your girlfriends for your first foray or return to the kitchen (keeping in mind that you can make this for ‘Mr Right’ when he comes along, so nothing lost and everything gained). Make this delicious taste of sophistication – what could be ‘more’ sophisticated than French cuisine? Let’s go back to the 60’s and ‘Master the Art of French Cooking’ with Julia Child. Her memory still lives on with this not overly complex menu, thank you Julia Child. Bring back the taste of the good ole days, enjoy every single bite then get out there and shine with style and sophistication, because you’re worth it!

“Steppin’ Out Lookin’ for Mr. Right” 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!

“Steppin’ Out Lookin’ for Mr. Right” recipes

“Steppin’ Out Lookin’ for Mr. Right” playlist

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“Steppin’ Out Lookin’ for Mr. Right” menu shopping list

BEGIN: “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” Julia Child’s Cheese Tartlets

  • 12 tartlets
  • ½ cup Cheddar or Fontina Cheese (good melting cheese)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt**
  • Dash of hot pepper sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt

FOLLOW: “Let’s Light This Candle” Herbes de Provence Supremes De Volaille Aux Champignons or Creamy Mushroom Chicken

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • White pepper, 1 big pinch
  • 5 tablespoons butter (salted or unsalted your call)
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot (or green onion)
  • 1/4 pound sliced dried or fresh mushrooms
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup chicken or beef stock (your call)
  • 1/4 cup port wine (or madeira or dry white vermouth)
  • 1 cup 35% whipping cream
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons freshly minced parsley

FOLLOW: “One-way Ticket to Paradise” Potatoes au Gratin Dauphinois with Cream & Cheese

  • 2 pounds red potatoes, peeled
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup grated Emmental or Gruyere cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt

FOLLOW: “No Holds Barred” Salade Niçoise

  • Garlic clove
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • ½ tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard or 1 teaspoon Dijon
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large head Boston-lettuce leaves, washed and dried
  • 1 pound green beans, blanched and chilled
  • 3 or 4 “boiling” potatoes, peeled, sliced, and cooked
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons minced shallots (your call as you’re going out)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons white wine
  • 3 or 4 ripe red tomatoes, cut into wedges (or 10 to 12 cherry tomatoes, halved)
  • Two 3-ounce cans chunk tuna, preferably oil-packed
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and halved
  • 1 freshly opened can of flat anchovy fillets (your call)
  • 1/3 cup small black Niçoise-type olives
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons capers
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

FINISH: “Put Your Finger on the Pulse” Julia Child’s Chocolate Mousse Foam

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup strong coffee (1 tablespoon instant coffee + ¼ cup water)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup dark rum
  • 6 ounces semisweet baking chocolate
  • ½ cup soft unsalted butter
  • Pinch sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar