Better than Grandma’s Pie Crust

Recipe yields enough dough for two flaky buttery pie crusts. I usually double recipe, which yields enough dough for one pie and a 9″ x 13″ pan. This crust is great for pies, cobblers, dumplings, etc. Although I’m posting photos … Continue reading

Catering and Private Chef Menu

Ebullient Enterprises Catering Menu

Enjoy our delicious soups, main dishes, sides, desserts, and beverages for your next meeting, party or special occasion. Our menu reflects our most common requests. If there’s an item that you’re interested in but it doesn’t appear on the menu, please inquire with one of our ebullient consultants. We offer delivery for a fee, and will return to retrieve the dishes.

                                     Soups
All soups require a 2 quart minimum purchase.

2 quarts (serves 4-6)                               $35

4 quarts (serves 7-8)                               $60

Farmhouse Vegetable

Heirloom Tomato

Southwest Chicken

Country Turkey Noodle

Oaxaca White Chicken Chili

Loaded Baked Potato

Cream of Broccoli

Butternut Squash Bisque

Mom’s Beef Stew

Abuela’s Chicken and Dumplings

Okra Gumbo (Chicken and Sausage)

Seafood Gumbo +$15

                                Meats and Main Dishes

Choice of 2 meats and 2 sides base price $20 per person. 2 person minimum. Pricing a la cart available upon request.

Additional meat + $3 / Additional side + $2

Pork Chops (fried, smothered, or w chutney)

Meatloaf (turkey or beef)

Chicken (Herb roasted, Mojo, Smothered, Curried, Jerk, or BBQ)

Cubed Steak

Beef Short Ribs (Braised or BBQ)

BBQ Pork Ribs (Regular or Peach Tamarind BBQ sauce)

Turkey Breast

Pork Shoulder (Traditional Mojo or BBQ)

Salmon (Ginger Glazed or Jerked) + $3 per person

Shrimp (Etouffe, Curried or Grilled) + $3 per person

Jambalaya (Chicken, Andouille or Turkey Sausage, and Shrimp) + $3 per person

Stuffed Bell Peppers (Ham, Sausage, and Shrimp OR Crab and Shrimp) + $3 per person

Lasagna (Beef, Turkey, Eggplant, Cheese, or Seafood)

Bourbon Baked Spiral Ham Market Price 

                             Sides

2 quarts (serves 4-6)                               $20

4 quarts (serves 7-8)                               $40

Greens (mustard, kale, collard, or mixed)

Callaloo

Braised Kale and Cabbage

Cabbage (smothered and fried)

Roasted butter or sweet potatoes

Broccoli (steamed or roasted w or w/o parmesan)

Vegetarian Red beans and Rice (white or brown)

Vegetarian Black beans and Rice (white or brown)

Arroz con Gandules (contains pork)

Vegetarian Curry Chana and Aloo

Dahl

Jasmine, Basmati or Vegetable Fried Rice (white or brown)

Dressing (Sausage +$5)

Homestyle or Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Potato Salad

Platanos Maduros

Curried Eggplant

BBQ Baked Beans (Sausage + $5)

Corn Bread or Muffins (Regular or Jalapeño Cheese)

Breakfast/Brunch Selections

Quiche (various combinations available)                                                                                                      $23- $43

Breakfast Hash (Ham, Pork Sausage, or Turkey Sausage)                                                                    $15 per quart

Cheese Grits                                                                                                                                                                $15 per quart

Salmon Croquetts w Remoulade                                                                                                                        $2 per piece

Chicken or Tuna Salad (Fruit, Curried, or Plain) w/ an array of crackers and breads               $25 per quart

Kale Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette or Salad Dressing                                                                     $15

Sauces and Accompaniments

Peach Tamarind BBQ Sauce                                                                                                             All $10 per pint

Remoulade Sauce

Habanero Hot Pepper Sauce

Seasonal Fruit Salsa

Homemade Croutons

Grilled Cheese Croutons

Desserts

Croissant Bread Pudding w Rum Sauce                    $30

Banana Pudding                                                                 $25

Praline Cake                                                                         $25

Beverages

Flavored Lemonade (Mango, Passion Fruit, Watermelon, or Peach)                        $20 per gallon

Sangria (White or Red)                                                                                                                  $50 per gallon

Sorrel with Rum                                                                                                                               $40 per gallon

“Sister Time” Doubles

Carnival Season is officially upon us! Happy Carnival 2014! If you’re here in New Orleans, these are great for your next Mardi Gras/Carnival Party and great to take with you on the parade route (see you on the corner of … Continue reading

Quick Banana “Bread”

This is the easiest banana “bread” (it tastes like cake to me) recipe that you’ll find! I created this out of ingredients that I always have at home. Essentially, I could make this “bread” every single day of the week. LOL The additions frequently change; sometimes I add chocolate chips, sometimes walnuts or pecans, and sometimes nothing at all. This recipe is fairly healthy and a great addition when unexpected guests stop by for breakfast and stay for dinner. Best of all, it can be made without bringing out all of your heavy baking equipment.

 

Quick and easy banana "bread." This bread is shown with chocolate chips.

Quick and easy banana “bread.” This “bread” is shown with chocolate chips.

 

 

Ingredients

1/2 cup (one stick) unsalted butter melted

1 cup white or brown sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup apple sauce (plain, sugar free, cinnamon, etc.)

3 ripe or overripe bananas (this is a great way to use overripe bananas instead of throwing them out)

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Optional- 1/2 cup walnuts, pecans, chocolate chips, etc. dusted in all purpose flour (this ensures that they don’t sink to the bottom of batter)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In large bowl mix melted butter and sugar using a spoon. Add two eggs and vanilla, Mix until well incorporated.

Pour in flour, baking soda, and salt. Fold* flour mixture into wet egg mixture. Once well incorporated, fold in apple sauce.

In separate bowl peel bananas and mash with potato masher or the back of a spoon. Fold mashed bananas into flour-egg mixture. Lastly, stir in cinnamon and any additional ingredients that you may have on hand.

Pour into and bake in well oiled (Cooking spray works great) loaf pan or metal 8×8 dish . If you use glass, the cake will brown much faster, which may result in a brown cake that is under-cooked inside.

Bake for 60 minutes or until a inserted knife is clean when removed. Allow to cool. Serve.

* Ingredients are folded in, instead of stirred in, so that batter is not over mixed. An over-mixed batter results in a dense cake.