Friday, January 23, 2009

Eat Your Alphabet

We recently saw a reality show where a chef had to come up with foods for each letter of the alphabet to feed the contestants of the National Spelling Bee. I was so intrigued by this idea that I decided to come up with our own alphabet menu.
Yesterday, with a lot of brain-storming help from Blaze and a little help from him in the kitchen, we ate our way through the alphabet.




A : Apple and Avocado

B: Banana and butter milk

C:Croutons, carrots

D: Drumsticks

E:Eggs

F: Feta Cheese

G: Grapes and Garlic

H:Honey

I: Ice cream

J: Japanese style bread crumbs

K: Kiwi Fruit

L:Lemon Juice and Lettuce

M: mandarin oranges, mushrooms, and Mayo

N:Noodles

O: Olives and Onions

P: Pumpkin Seeds

Q:Quaker Oatmeal

R:Root Beer, rosemary

S: Seasoned Salt, Strawberries

T: Tomatoes

U:Ugly fruit

V:Vanilla

W:Walnuts

X:

Y:Yogurt

Z:zucchini



SALADS:

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Fruit Salad
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Apple
banana
strawberry
grapes
kiwi fruit
Ugly fruit
Mandarin oranges
Lemon Juice

Served with Vanilla yogurt
Topped with homemade granola (oats, coconut, almonds, macadamia nuts, walnuts, raisins, dried apples, dried cranberries, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and vegetable oil)


Tossed Salad
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Green leaf lettuce
carrots
avocado
mushroom slices
onion slices
tiny tomatoes
pumpkin seeds
Garlic Croutons


Homemade Buttermilk Dressing
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1/2 Cup buttermilk
1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 Seasoned salt


Main Course:

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Sauteed Zucchini
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Sliced zucchini
butter
garlic
rosemary
salt


Drumsticks
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Chicken drumsticks
Eggs
Japanese style bread crumbs
ground walnuts
pepper
salt
butter


Noodles
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Wide egg noodles
butter
pepper
Parmesan cheese



Desert:


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Root beer float
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Root beer
Vanilla ice cream



X
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The only letter we were unable to find was "X". There is a thickening agent used in some bottled salad dressing called xanthum
gum. but since we made our own dressing, we had none.
There is a noble gas called Xenon that is present in small amounts in Earth's atmosphere, so perhaps we breathed a little of that.

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