SUMMER PICNIC MENU

                                                   


Italian

Grilled marinated (Italian Dressing) chicken breasts topped with a marinated tomato slice

 

Antipasto Platter with marinated mozzarella, tomatoes, and fresh basil surrounded with Kalamata olives, pepperoni, salami and Pepperocini

 

Freshly Baked French Baguettes (or French rolls if having sandwiches)

 

Tossed Salad with Italian Vinaigrette

 

Dessert of your choice


Mexican Fajitas 

Grilled chicken breasts (or beef) marinated in salsa and lime, then sliced and served with sautéed peppers and onions, homemade flour tortillas, cheese, and guacamole

 

Tossed salad with gourmet greens, jicama, black olives, cheese, red onion and salsa vinaigrette

 

Freshly fried tortilla chips and salsa

 

Dessert of your choice 

 


Oriental

Grilled marinated (teriyaki sauce) chicken breasts topped with a grilled pineapple slice

 

Oriental Rice pilaf with almonds

 

Oriental coleslaw

 

Freshly baked rolls and bread

 

Dessert of your choice                                   


Memphis Barbecue

Grilled chicken breasts topped with real Memphis barbecue sauce

 

Coleslaw

 

Southern Baked Beans

 

Freshly baked rolls and bread (buns if sandwiches)

 

Dessert of your choice

 

 


Indian

 

Grilled tandoori style breasts marinated in a yogurt and mild Indian spice mixture

 

Basmati rice pilaf with dried fruit and almonds

 

Cucumber, tomato and onion salad in vinegar and yogurt dressing

 

Indian Naan and other assorted freshly baked breads

 

Dessert of your choice

 


Pulled Pork Barbecue

 

Tender shredded pork in Memphis Barbecue Sauce

 

Coleslaw

 

Southern Baked Beans or Potato Salad

 

Freshly Baked Buns

 

Dessert of your choice

 

 


Mix and Match

 

All menus include freshly baked bread, rolls, or buns as appropriate.  Choose 1 grilled meat, 2 side dishes, and dessert.  If you want more than 1 grilled meat, the cost would be an additional $2.00 added to the highest entree.  Additional side dishes, add $1.00 per person.

 

Grilled: 

Any of the above chicken breasts                                                     

Honey Mustard chicken breasts                                                                                   

Lemon Pepper chicken breasts                                                                                      

Boneless Pork Chops (marinated or seasoned)                                                               

1/4 pound lean hamburgers                                                                                          

Hot Dogs                                                                                                                     

Steaks (marinated or seasoned)

Tenderloin                                                                                           

Top Sirloin                                                                                          

New York                                                                                            

Rib Eye                                                                                                

Salmon, grilled, brushed with butter, then served with creamy dill sauce                      

Chicken Quarters or halves served with Memphis Barbecue Sauce                                

 

Slow Cooked:

Pulled Pork Barbecue with Memphis Barbecue Sauce                                                    

Texas Brisket-beef brisket slow cooked, then sliced and served with

Texas Barbecue Sauce                                                                                    

Barbecue Ribs: Pork, Boneless, or Beef Ribs, slow cooked, then briefly

            grilled with Memphis or Texas Barbecue Sauce                                                

 

Side Dishes

Salads

 

Autumn Salad-mixed greens with red and green apples, pears, sugared nuts, and dried cranberries with sweet and sour cranberry vinaigrette

South of the Border Salad with mixed gourmet greens, jicama, cheddar and jack cheeses, black olives, tomatoes, and crushed corn chips with a special salsa vinaigrette

Strawberry Orange SaladB-gourmet greens with fresh strawberries (seasonal), mandarin oranges, glazed almonds tossed with raspberry vinaigrette

Wilted Lettuce SaladBmixed gourmet greens, iceberg lettuce, and fresh spinach leaves with cheese, red onion, tomatoes, avocado, cheddar cheese, bacon, and crushed corn chips with warm bacon dressing

Spinach Bacon SaladBSpinach, bacon,. Mozzarella cheese and Ranch Dressing

Broccoli/Cauliflower Salad-- broccoli and cauliflower with cheese, bacon, and red onion in a creamy sweet and sour dressing

California Salad BowlBmixed greens with Olives, Cheese, Crushed Corn Chips, Green and Red Onion tossed with avocado dressing

Fresh Spinach SaladBfresh spinach with sliced fresh mushrooms, red onion, mandarin oranges, bacon and water chestnuts tossed with poppyseed dressing


Jackson SaladBgourmet greens with hearts or palm, artichoke hearts, blue cheese, baby shrimp and crisp bacon with a Dijon vinaigrette ($1.00 per person additional)

Crudite DisplayBcarrots, celery, broccoli and other assorted vegetables served with fresh spinach dip or Onion Dill Dip

Fresh Fruit Display (Seasonal)

Cranberry Cream Salad (Winter)Bfinely ground sweetened cranberries mixed with whipped cream, red grapes, toasted pecans, and pineapple

Old Fashioned Potato SaladBpotatoes, eggs, green onions and creamy dressing

Old Fashioned Macaroni SaladBtuna or salad shrimp with eggs, fresh vegetables and creamy dressing

Old Fashioned Coleslaw

Australian Potato Salad--tangy, creamy Australian Dressing with potatoes, peas, and red onion

Chicken and Bowtie SaladBBowtie pasta with toasted almonds, dried craisins, red onion, chicken, celery and creamy  pink poppyseed dressing

Fruited Pasta Salad with grapes, pineapple, sliced almonds, onion in a creamy dressing

Pasta Spiral Salad--fresh vegetables and pasta with a Parmesan Vinaigrette and pepperoni

Pasta, Blue Cheese, and Chicken SaladBFusilli pasta, roma tomatoes, toasted walnuts, fresh basil, celery, green onions, bacon, chicken, and blue cheese dressing

Brown Rice and ShrimpBBrown rice with green onions, celery, cucumber, petite peas, and shrimp tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Fruited Blue Cheese and PastaBRed and green apples, craisins, toasted walnuts, bacon, chicken, and celery tossed in blue cheese dressing

Oriental Coleslaw- with cabbage, carrot, green onion, sesame seeds and slivered almonds in an oriental sweet and sour dressing (with shredded chicken, add $.50 per person)

New potato salad with green beans and french vinaigrette

Thai Noodle--hand rolled pasta with peanut dressing, chicken, and fresh vegetables

Thai MangoB-mixed greens with cucumber, red pepper, Anaheim chilies, salted peanuts, mango, green onions, and fried wontons with a Thai peanut dressing.  (With shredded pork or chicken, add $.50 per person)

Marinated Vegetable Salad--seasonal vegetables (mushrooms, zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower) marinated in flavorful vinaigrette

Cucumber and Onion Salad (summer)  with Vinegar and Oil Dressing

Crudité Platter-fresh vegetables with sour cream and dill dip

Crudité PlatterBFresh vegetables with Spinach Dip

Fruit Platter--fresh seasonal fruit with cream cheese dip

 

Other Sides

 

Classic Baked Beans with bacon

Almond Rice Pilaf

Tennessee Cheese Grits--especially good with a Southern menu

Fresh Corn on the Cob with Butter (in season)