01/29/2012 The hounds are arranged about the living room like discarded dust mops; big Dexter Dog upside down in his red leather chair, head over the edge and tongue lolling, legs splayed, completely asleep with his eyes open. The Daisy curled on the couch next to Barb and invisible Lola snoring the old dog snores in the corner. The atmosphere is drowsy; a cold wind blows outside the window, even tethered as we are by the intravenous electronics of our age, the world beyond these walls seems drab and unappealing. We’ve had our Sunday run across the street in the big field, our breakfast and our treats, the rest will be anticlimactic in comparison for them. Though next week is Super Bowl Sunday so it’ll be a little less sedate, with more treats and a bit of yelling, which makes Dexter nervous, being the calm, smooth water kind of guy he is. But, there will be treats and we decided to create a couple of packages for the occasion, each priced at $8.95/person:
MY GUY PACKAGE BBQ Ribs and roasted potato wedges. Chips and garlic ranch dip Sesame Chicken nuggets w/ Sweet and Sour Sauce Vegetable and Mozzarella Skewers with Basil pesto dipping sauce Small Fruit platter Cookies
MIXED CROWD PACKAGE Our Shanghai chicken Skewers over Curried noodles. Vegetable platter with Pita, handmade crackers and Hummus dip. Penne Pasta Mac and Cheese Flatbread Pizza, meat and vegetarian Small Fruit platter Cookies & Brownies
Oh yes, George’s Valentine’s Day marital aid package for the impaired spouse can be found here: http://www.tateandtatecatering.com/whatsnew.htm # SPECIAL MENU ITEMS FOR THE WEEK Available only as individual plated entrees. Includes choice of soup or salad with bread and dessert.
Shrimp in puttanesca sauce 12.50 Spicy tomato sauce of capers, red chilies and sun dried tomatoes finished with a drizzle of good Spanish olive oil. Served over linguini.
Chicken Saltimbucca 12.50 Breast of chicken with sage and procuitto. White wine and capers.
Harissa Salmon Filet 12.50 Fresh salmon marinated with sweet chili and brushed in a fiery Middle Eastern herb paste of chilies, paprika, cardamom and cumin.
Chicken and Spinach Ravioli 12.50 Sautéed breast of chicken in a creamy mushroom sauce with spinach & ricotta Ravioli.