Archive for the ‘Tuesday Lunch’ Category

h1

Let’s Do Lunch!

June 13, 2017

Specifically, let’s do lunch on Friday, June 23!

Pop-Up Lunch @ The Culinary Center of Kansas CityGet this on your calendar, friends…
The Culinary Center of Kansas City’s
Pop-Up Lunch

Friday, June 23
serving 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Ever since our weekly Tuesday Lunch ended last fall, we’ve had folks tell us they miss it!  Well, we do too. So, we’ll be hosting the occasional pop-up lunch, and we scheduled our first one to kick off Summer 2017.

Stop by and enjoy this tasty lunch prepared by our CCKC Chefs:

Here Comes Summer!
Menu
Chef Sergio’s Summer Salad
(seasoned and grilled salmon, pickled red onions,
strawberries and spiced pecans over fresh greens
dressed in a White Balsamic Vinaigrette)
Homemade Herb Crackers
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
Paradise Tropical Iced Tea

$12.95 + tax

* Add a Sangria with your lunch, if you like.
* And we can serve lunch up ‘To Go’.
* Reservations accepted for parties of 6 or more.
(For reservations, call 913-341-4455.)

See you on the 23rd!

h1

Enjoy A Lotta Panna Cotta

September 27, 2016

The ‘cherry on top’ of our final Tuesday Lunch here at The Culinary Center of Kansas City today was a delicious, creamy Panna Cotta with stewed seasonal berries.  What a tasty way to bid our weekly feasts farewell!  Try out our recipe at home. Berries are a great topping for it, but as always, we encourage you to experiment and get creative. How about peaches? Or caramel or chocolate sauce?  Let us know other toppings you try and give us the review…

Panna Cotta

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, divided
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Coat four (5-6oz) ramekins lightly with flavorless oil

Pour 1/4 cup cream in to heatproof bowl, and sprinkle in gelatin.  Let stand for about 10 minutes, or until softened.

Place bowl in larger bowl of hot water to completely dissolve gelatin.  Then, in a medium saucepan, bring the remaining ¼ cup cream, sugar, and salt to a boil. Remove from heat and whisk until smooth.  Add the gelatin mixture and stir to incorporate well, strain mixture through a fine sieve into a measuring cup.  Divide mixture evenly among the ramekins, and let cool to room temperature.

Cover the panna cotta loosely, and refrigerate until set and completely chilled, at least 3-4 hours, or overnight.

To serve, dip ramekins in a bowl of hot water for 5 seconds, then, run a knife around the edges of the custard and invert onto a serving plate.

panna cotta

 

 

 

h1

Mighty Meaty Ranch Baked Beans

September 20, 2016

Because it’s one of the menus we’re most often asked to serve, we decided on Pulled Pork with Potato Salad and our Mighty Meaty Ranch Baked Beans for today’s second-to-last Tuesday Lunch. Again they were a hit, and we thought you might like to try them out at home!  Note: as always, our chefs love to tweak recipes… the BBQ Dude made them even mightier and meatier by adding a little of the pulled pork to the baked beans. Be creative!

We have just one remaining week of Tuesday Lunch at The Culinary Center of Kansas City. Don’t miss out. We’ll be serving up our final menu from 11:30 -1:00 on Tuesday, September 27. But never fear – while Tuesday Lunch is going away, our great cooking classes, private events and catering services are still going strong!

Mighty Meaty Ranch Baked BeansMighty Meaty Ranch Baked Beans

  • 1 pound bacon, uncooked, cut into small pieces
  • 2 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans baked beans
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place bacon in a large, deep skillet.  Cook over medium-high heat until almost brown.  Add the onions and cook till clear and bacon is crisp. Drain and set aside.

In a large bowl combine beans, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, cinnamon, onions, brown sugar and bacon.  Pour into a 9- x 13-inch casserole dish and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Makes 10 – 12 servings.

 

 

 

 

h1

What A Week We Have Planned!

September 19, 2016

It’s Jam-Packed Crazy Fun This Week
@ The Culinary Center of Kansas City!

We are still havin’ a “fun party hangover” from last Friday at 3rd Friday LOCAL LIFE celebration here in Downtown Overland Park. Despite the threat of rain, we had oodles of people stop by for tastings, food and live music.  Quick > jot it in your calendar for Fri, Oct 21 before you forget! See you then.

Last Minute Delicious DealToday, our Dean of Deliciousness, Rachel, put two upcoming classes on a Last-Minute Delicious Deal!  Take advantage of the special while it lasts. The seats are bound to fill quickly. Save 10% off Thursday’s Wine Lessons: The Art of ‘Blind Tasting’ with a Certified Sommelier class and Friday’s Midwest BBQ Institute: Grilling Tuscan Flavors. Read more about the deals here.

Tuesday Lunch @ The Culinary CenterTomorrow is our second-to-last Tuesday Lunch. That’s right… Tuesday Lunch is ending next week, Tuesday, Sept. 27.  Don’t miss these last two weeks!  This week, we’re serving up BBQ Pulled Pork Sammies, Housemade Pickles, Potato Salad, Mighty Meaty Ranch Baked Beans and Rice Krispy Treats with Nutella and Toasted Marshmallow.  (Seriously… come for the dessert!)  Bound to be DELISH – make sure to be here between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. with $12, and we’ll set you up with the works!

opfallfestThis Saturday is the  Overland Park Fall Fest.  Look for us in the parade starting at 10 a.m.  Then once the parade is over, head to The Culinary Center for some BBQ Goodness (and a Local Brew if you like!) in the form of Pulled Pork Parfaits. For dessert, Chipotle Brownies and/or Peanut Butter Cookies.  (You heard me.)  FREE wine tastings and Boozy Botanicals samples.  Drink options for everyone at our cash bar – Rose Infused Lemonade, a special Fall Fest Margarita, and local beer and wine, of course. We’ll have special deals in our Kitchen Shop. This is a huge annual festival you’re going to want to enjoy. Plan on making a day of it. After the parade and then lunch at CCKC, take in the live music and classic cars along Santa Fe Drive, shop the stores in our downtown OP community, then wander to Santa Fe Commons Park to enjoy all the craft vendors and live music there is to offer there!  Whew… that’s a full day of fun!

 

h1

Black Beans That Rock

September 14, 2016

Although Chef Matthew likes to experiment with recipes and probably changed a little bit of this and that, these yummy beans were served in our New Mexican Steak Salad at Tuesday Lunch this week.  Only two weeks of Tuesday Lunch remain. What have been your favorite Tuesday Lunch dishes? Let us know and it will help as we plan our final two weeks’ menus!  Send your ideas to marti@kcculinary.com. And make sure to join us for our final two weeks of Tuesday Lunch!

Smoky Chipotle Black Beans

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled, minced
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo, chopped or pureed (or more, if you prefer more spice)
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 (14.5 ounce) cans black beans, drained
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ bunch cilantro, chopped

In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat.  Add onions and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes or until soft. Add garlic and chipotle peppers; cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the vinegar and deglaze pan. Add beans and just enough water to prevent scorching. Cover and simmer over lower heat for 10 minutes. Stir in cilantro. Serve warm. Makes about 2 cups.

chipotleblackbeans

h1

How The Sloppy Joe Came To Be…

September 10, 2016

Chef Matthew whipped up some Sloppy Joes for Tuesday Lunch this past week. As with many of his delicious creations, Matthew put it together not from a recipe but from his creative culinary noggin. So, we have no recipe to share!

Instead this week, you get a history lesson – did you ever wonder why it’s called a Sloppy Joe and where the tasty treat originated?  As with about everything, there are many theories.

  • The Town Hall Deli in South Orange, NJ claims to have made the ‘Original Sloppy Joe’ sandwich since it appeared in their menu in 1936. It’s a very different version, however, than the sweet & spicy beef-and-tomato-sauce most of us associate with the name. Their Sloppy Joe is made with deli meats and sometimes even cow tongue. It’s served on rye bread often as a double- or triple-decker sandwich with Swiss cheese, cole slaw and Russian dressing – similar to a class Reuben sandwich.
  • Some say it was first invented at Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Havanna, Cuba. Others say it originated in Sloppy Joe’s Restaurant in Key West, FL.
  • Some folks connect the  Sloppy Joe to Maid-Rite sandwiches from Iowa. But while those are loose-meat beef sandwiches, they aren’t in a tomato sauce. So, possibly it’s a distant cousin?
  • In 1969, the Hunt’s company made it an ‘official’ dish with the launch of their new Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce.  The sauce, made with tomato paste, onions, oregano, garlic and peppers, made dinner a quick, easy meal to prepare.

Sloppy Joe

If you’d like to make a Sloppy Joe at home but without the aid of Manwich, you could ‘google’ a recipe online or just get creative. This might be a good one to take a shot at without a recipe!  Basically, you want to start by browning (and then draining) about a pound of ground beef. Add in some chopped red and/or green pepper and onion, then get creative. Add a 6 oz. can of tomato paste, plus a little bit of this and a little bit of that. The ‘this and that’ might include some ketchup, Worchestershire sauce, minced garlic, brown sugar, salt & pepper – maybe even some paprika, vinegar, and dry mustard?  Add a little and try it. Make it to taste. There is no right answer.

Let it simmer on low-medium heat on your stovetop for 20-30 minutes until it’s all warmed through and tasting flavorful, then serve it up! The traditional way to serve a Sloppy Joe, of course, is on a bun. Some people like a slice of cheese on it. Add a side salad and chips, fries or tator tots for the complete experience.

Enjoy… and don’t forget to keep a napkin handy!

h1

Saying GoodBye to Tuesday Lunch

September 9, 2016

Winnie the Pooh - saying goodbyeOn Tuesday, Sept 27, we will be serving our final Tuesday Lunch here at The Culinary Center of Kansas City.  We have made great friends each Tuesday for many years, but it’s time to concentrate on our growing business.  We are thankful to each of you for helping us build these memories each Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., and we hope that you will continue to stop by and watch the progress on our expanding Kitchen Shop and Dinners on Demand program.

We hope you’ll join us any Tuesday in September (or all of them!) and help us celebrate years of community building and great food.

Help us end this month with some of your favorite Tuesday Lunch menus, Email marti@kcculinary.com and let us know what you’d like us to serve in the final two weeks. (We have the menu posted for this coming Tuesday – click here!)  We’ll look over the suggestions and pick out the most popular as we put together our menus.

 

 

%d bloggers like this: