The Freshman Cook: What are we cooking this week?

This week we are cooking some delicious things! I am still in search of many new appetizers for several upcoming parties, so we will be making a new appetizer, a delicious sandwich with fries for the side, and a fall dessert, that is sure to become a family favorite. Let’s get cookin’!!!

Menu and Grocery List

Appetizer~Chutney Cheese Ball

8oz. Cream Cheese, softened

2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese

2 tablespoons Dry Sherry

1 teaspoon Curry Powder


Hot pepper Sauce or Cayenne~dash

1/4 cup chopped Scallions

1/2 cup Mango Chutney

Mango Chutney

(to go with cheese ball recipe)
2 1/2 cups Mango

1″ piece of fresh Ginger

1 Serrano Chili

1 clove Garlic


1/2 cup Cider Vinegar

 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar

1/2 cup dried Cranberries

Black Pepper

Entree~French Dip w/ a side of Steak Fries

Top Round~purchase enough to put 5-6 oz per sandwich

Soft Buns for Sandwich



Garlic Powder

Idaho Potatoes

Dessert~Pumpkin and Cranberry Bread Pudding


Brown Sugar

1 cup Milk

2 1/4 cups Heavy Whipping Cream

Ground Cinnamon

Ground Ginger

Ground Allspice

5 1/2 cups crusty French Bread

3/4 cup dried Sweetened Cranberries

Thanks for joining me!

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