Menu Planning

If you’re tired of preparing the same meals, spending too much on take-out, feel stuck when it comes to creativity in the kitchen, and want to have balanced meals and snacks for yourself or your family, this service is for you.

After an initial consultation to discuss your eating preferences, dietary restrictions, cooking interest and skill level I will create customized menus, recipes and shopping lists. This service may used to help you get started or on an on-going basis.

Menu for Make Ahead Healthy Meals
Components Prepared Ahead:
  • Roasted Chicken
  • Garlic Browned Beef
  • Smoked Paprika Shrimp
  • Sautéed-Steamed Vegetables
  • Cauliflower Rice Pilaf

    Turned into:

  • Asian Chicken No Soy Stir Fry
  • Spanish Style Beef
  • Dessert:  Pear Almond Crisp with Almond Flour

$75 per hour.

Special Occasion Dinner Party

It can be a challenge to have others come to your home for a visit or gathering. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy free, low sodium, plant-based and paleo are a few common dietary preferences today.

If you have weekend guests who have special dietary needs coming, an upcoming social gathering or holiday dinner but don’t know what to prepare, how much to purchase, where to find it, and how to serve the food, I will help you design complete menus taking into account your budget, needs of the guests, and your level of skill and interest in cooking. You will be able to relax and enjoy your event more if you have a detailed plan, advance preparation, and the right food on hand for your guests.

$75 per hour.

Sample Dinner Party Menu

Louisiana Crayfish Dip with Crostini

First Course
Spicy Butternut Squash Soup with Chile Cheddar Croutons

Second Course
Fall salad with Caramelized Pears, Mindoro Blue cheese, Dried Cranberries, Toasted Walnuts, Balsamic Vinaigrette
Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

Third Course
Roasted Stuffed Tenderloin of Beef with Cherry Wood Smoked Bacon, Mushroom Ragout, and Cabernet Reduction
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Sauteed Haricots Verts with Roasted Red Bell Pepper, and Pine Nuts

Fourth Course
Key Lime Pie with Raspberry Coulis
Handmade Cappuccino Truffles
Coffee with Frangelico

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