Sunday, October 24, 2010

Monday, Monday.

Phase 2, Week 5, Day 21

Mondays are still tough and I seem to have very little energy by the time class rolls around. I started my required tutoring sessions this week for the Ambassador Program. They are from 5-6pm, just before the evening class starts. Since I'm at school anyway, I might as well be useful, but basically I just hang out in the computer lab and do homework.

Today we are beginning to test our skills by being given two entire dishes to complete in two hours. This task is preparing us for our two day practical next week and for the next phase. Today, we are making-

Sauted Veal alla Marsala, 
Brown Butter Tourned Potatoes
 Roasted Red Pepper and Green Bean Saute

Grilled Pork Chops with Sauce Chasseur
Glazed Carrots
Bulgar Pilaf with Lemon and Chive

We were still able to help each other out with our prep work and even some cooking of items. We are also having to think ahead about items from one plate to the next. For instance, the sauce in plate #2 needs a demi glace to be prepared and that take time so you have to begin that process BEFORE you start plate #1. Additionally, they have begun combining things in a different way- Brown Butter Glazed Potatoes are new to us but by analyzing it was have the skills to make it.... similar process to the glazed carrots, but using browned butter instead of water and sugar.

Pork Chop- sauce should be more on the side, don't cover up the grill marks of the meat, otherwise good.
Veal- very good, potatoes a bit overdone, otherwise good.

Grilled Porkchop with Glazed Carrots

Sauteed Veal with Green Beans and Brown Butter Potatoes

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