Sample Menus

The foods listed below are just a sampling of the many choices you can choose from for your meals. I will work with you to create custom meal plans and dinner party menus that reflect the tastes of you and your guests. My recipe collection is extensive and I continually add new selections.

Sample Dinner Party Menu

Appetizers: Caesar Salad Spears with Belgian Endive

Creamy Leeks and Tarragon on Toast

Salad: Baby Lettuce with Strawberries, Toasted Almonds and Goat Cheese with Honey Almond Vinaigrette

Entree: Roasted Rack of Lamb with Thyme and Apricot Jam served with Rosemary-Pomegranate Sauce

Rice Pilaf with Carrots, Onion and Garlic

Sauteed Broccolini with Browned Butter Mushrooms

Dessert: Chocolate Truffle Layer Cake with Fresh Berries and Vanilla Ice Cream

The following selections can be utilized with either the fresh service or else combined to create a delicious dinner party menu your guests will be talking about until the next party.


  • Celery Root and Caramelized Pear Soup
  • Wild Rice Soup with Ham
  • Cognac and Dijon Beef Stew
  • Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup
  • Roasted Potato Leek Soup
  • Chilled Cucumber Soup with Shrimp
  • Broccolini Soup with Crème Fraiche and Garlic Croutons
  • Roasted Cauliflower Soup
  • Butternut Bisque


  • Dried Cherry Chicken Salad
  • Quinoa Salad with Moroccan Mint Vinaigrette
  • Strawberry Spinach Salad with Honey Almond Vinaigrette
  • Curried Chicken Salad
  • Spinach and Orzo Salad with Goat Cheese
  • Quinoa and Cucumber Salad
  • BLT Salad with Buttermilk Dressing
  • Orange, Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette


  • Raspberry Dijon Glazed Chicken Breasts
  • Cider-Glazed Chicken
  • Curry Chicken Diablo
  • Bacon Wrapped Chicken Roulades
  • Chicken Marrakech with Jeweled Couscous
  • Plum Chicken
  • Baked Chicken Milanese
  • Grilled Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
  • Coq au Vin

Beef and Lamb

  • Horseradish Beef Strudel Stuffed with Mashed Potatoes
  • Ribeye with Garlic-Thyme Marinade
  • French Bistro Steaks with Provencal Butter
  • Filet Mignon with Madeira Sauce
  • Spicy Grilled Skirt Steak
  • Mom’s Famous BBQ Meatballs
  • Slow Braised Pot Roast with Balsamic Glaze
  • Strip Steak with Arugula Pesto
  • Beef Tenderloin with Ancho and Fennel Seeds
  • Stilton Sirloin Burgers with Onion Jam
  • Old Fashioned Meatloaf with BBQ Glaze
  • Lamb Chops with Pistachio Sauce
  • Lamb Cutlets with Romesco
  • Five-Spice Lamb Loin Chops
  • Syrah-Braised Lamb Shoulder
  • Paprika Roasted Leg of Lamb

Pork and Veal

  • Braised Pork Shoulder with Lemon and Sage
  • Boneless Pork Chops and Apples with a Cider Cream Sauce
  • Pork Meatballs and Pineapple Chipotle Chutney
  • Pork Chops with Mango Basil Sauce
  • Honey Mustard and Rosemary Pork Roast
  • Pork Loin with Figs and Port Sauce
  • Sweet Pineapple Marinated Ham Steaks
  • Pork Paprika
  • Blanquette de Veau
  • Veal Scallopine with Paprika Sauce


  • Grilled Salmon with Citrus Salsa
  • Red Snapper Veracruzano
  • Steamed Cod with Ginger and Scallions
  • Brown Sugar and Mustard Glazed Salmon
  • Grilled Swordfish Kabobs with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil Oil
  • Curried Shrimp
  • Seared Tuna Steaks and Scallion Saute
  • Panko-Crusted Fish Sticks with Herb Dipping Sauce
  • Prosciutto Roasted Bass
  • Shrimp Risotto with Sweet Peas, Leeks and Chervil


  • Four Cheese Bistro Macaroni
  • Fusilli pasta with Bolognese sauce
  • Classic Lasagna
  • Manchego Mac and Cheese
  • Linguini with Chicken in a Fontina Cream Sauce
  • Rigatoni with a Sirloin and Sausage Sauce
  • Penne with Sweet Sausage, Fontina and Sage
  • Tagliatelle with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce


  • Roasted Vegetable Lasagna
  • Wild Mushroom Barley Pilaf
  • Mushroom and Parmesan Risotto
  • Goat Cheese and Leek Tart
  • Hearty Grain-Filled Peppers
  • Roasted Vegetable Fajitas


  • Glazed Carrots with Pecans
  • Wilted Escarole
  • Creamy Potato Casserole
  • Browned Butter and Hazelnut Mashed Potatoes
  • Roasted Cauliflower with Almonds and Capers
  • Roasted Sugar Snap Peas
  • Zucchini with Garlic and Tomatoes
  • Roasted Beets with Shallots and Rosemary
  • Parmesan-Browned Butter Orzo
  • Celery Root and Apple Puree
  • Coconut-Cashew Rice
  • Maple Roasted Butternut Squash
  • Roasted Root Vegetables
  • Parmesan Roasted Broccoli
  • Cowboy Beans
  • Roasted Sweet Potato Fries
  • Swiss Chard with Raisins and Pine Nuts

Desserts and Sweets

  • Peanut Brittle
  • Orange Cardamom Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Macaroons
  • Apple Crisp
  • Raspberry Clafoutis
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Lemon Buttermilk Sorbet
  • Swedish Kringle
  • Crème Brulee
  • German Chocolate Cake
  • Tiramisu
  • Parmesan Icebox Crackers
  • Key Lime Pie


Ask me about my homemade salad dressings, pasta sauces, waffle and pancake batters.

Contact Leah Jorgenson 480-241-6356

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