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THE WHITE HOUSE

OFFICE OF THE FIRST LADY

For Immediate Release November 29, 2007

MENU FOR THE 2007 HOLIDAY RECEPTIONS

Holiday Buffet Reception

An Assortment of Artisanal and Local Cheeses served with a

Bountiful Display of Crackers, Winter Fruits and Spiced Nuts

Chilled Gulf Shrimp Cocktail served with

Cocktail Sauce and Remoulade

Bourbon-Glazed Virginia Ham served with

Cheesy Stone-Ground Grits

Crispy Chicken-Fried Steak Fingers with Creamed Pan Drippings

Roasted Lamb Chops with Rosemary Sea Salt with

Mission Fig Chutney and Mint Jelly

Fruitwood Smoked Copper River Salmon served with

Fresh Potato Pancakes and Traditional Garnitures

Maryland Crab Cakes with Lemon Caper Sauce

Orzo Salad with Roasted Artichokes, Tomatoes and Olives

with Feta Cheese Vinaigrette

Homemade Tamales with Roasted Poblanos and Vidalia Onions

with Black Beans and Tomatillo Sauce

White and Green Asparagus and French Green Bean Tier

with Garlic Aioli

Holiday Reception Desserts

Barney and Miss Beazley Cookies

(Chocolate-Dipped with Gold Collars)

Decorated Animal Cookies

(Grizzly Bear, Elk, Fox, Wolf, Eagle, Mountain Lion,

Moose, Road Runner, Buffalo, Coyote, Deer)

Park Trees and Leaves Cookies

(Gold Magnolia Leaf, Pine Cone, Acorn, Oak Leaf, Aspen Leaf, Elm Leaf)

Maple Cookies

Park Service Indian Head Cookies

Long-Stemmed Fresh Strawberries

Orange-Spiced Infusion with Mixed Tropical Fruits and Berries

Chocolate Truffles with Forest Flavors

(Honey, Maple, Huckleberry)

Chocolate Mice

Log Cabin Cake

(Chocolate Dolly Sin Cake, Chocolate Buttercream Frosting)

Lemon Meringue Sequoia Cake Tree

Coconut Cake with Seven-Minute Frosting

Yule Log – Bûche de Noël

Brioche Bread Pudding

Walnut Pound Dundee Cake

Gingerbread Crown Cake

Mackintosh Apple and Sun-Dried Cherry Cobbler

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Much sounds really good, especially the thoughtful nods to both Virginia and Maryland, but:

a Bountiful Display of Crackers
Could you imagine having to come up w this phrase?
Crispy Chicken-Fried Steak Fingers with Creamed Pan Drippings
:(
Homemade Tamales with Roasted Poblanos and Vidalia Onions

with Black Beans and Tomatillo Sauce

Do we have a consultant here?
White and Green Asparagus and French Green Bean Tier
Note reference to artichokes above. There are apples on the menu, but vegetables are not terribly seasonal.
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