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Central Plains Pork Medallions

Tonight everything clicked. It felt like I finally knew what to do in the kitchen. I only read my recipes like 5 times (instead of 15). Everything flowed.

Corn and Wild Rice Cakes (Click for the recipe)
-Morel Mushrooms and Spinach
-Pork Medallions with Blueberry Sauce
-Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms
-Macaroni and Cheese
-Prep Pizza Dough and Dry Rub for the Kansas City BBQ Ribs


The Line Up

So I made the Corn and Rice Cakes (I also prepped the pizza dough). When I was sauteing the they started popping like popcorn. It was so scary! But Chef said the were cooked properly so I was really excited!

For those of you who don’t know Morels are really expensive mushrooms. They are weird, but when paired the spinach they weren’t that bad.

Corn and Wild Rice Cakes topped with Morel Mushrooms and Spinach

Corn and Wild Rice Cakes on top of Morel Mushrooms and Spinach

Chef said the plating was really nice. It was my idea 😀

Pork Medallions with Blueberry Sauce, Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms, and Macaroni and Cheese

Pork Medallions with Blueberry Sauce, Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms, and Macaroni and Cheese

The pork medallions were really nice especially with the blueberry sauce. I was surprised by how good the sauce was. I loved the brussel sprouts. They were really tasty since the had been sauteed

Our mac and cheese was amazing! It was creamy and amazing. We topped it with bread crumbs so it was nice and crunchy.


Mid-Atlantic Braised Short Ribs

-Waldorf Salad
-Braised Short Ribs
-Rice Pilaf
-Glazed Carrots
-Sauteed Spinach and Red Swiss Chard



Also known as Cold Potato and Leek Soup. I love this soup, but my group wasn’t a big fan.  It can be served warm, but you have to re-adjust the seasoning.

Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad

This is an iconic dish. It’s covered in mayo. It was not my favorite salad, but it was worth trying once.


Braised Short Ribs with Rice Pilaf, Glazed Carrots, and Sauteed Spinach and Red Swiss Chard

I made the Short Ribs. I am not a meat person, but these were really easy.  They were so tender they fell of the bone. The Spinach and Chard dish was interesting. I’ve never had Swiss Chard before, but it was really good for a spinach dish. The Glazed Carrots and Rice Pilaf were good, normal dishes.