Over a week ago, my friend Carol and I went to see the Rochester City Ballet perform Cinderella at Nazareth College. The ballet was amazing, it was my favorite ballet experience. The performance had humor, special effects, visual interest, and skilled performers. We had dinner at my place before the ballet. Of course, it was Cinderella themed. When Carol asked what she could bring, I said an arrangement. She made a beautiful centerpiece.
The menu was mostly make ahead and easy to prepare.
Cinderella Salad: Assorted lettuce, glass slipper (daikon – Japanese radish cut with a knife around a paper template), pumpkins (carrot cut with a mini cookie cutter), stars (yellow bell pepper cut with a mini cookie cutter)
Clock Strikes Midnight Roasted Cauliflower and Cheese Hand Pie: Roasted cauliflower, sauteed onion, cheddar cheese in pie crust with pie crust details cut with small cookie cutters. Baked at 375 for about 20 minutes.
Cinderella Coach Orange Sorbet: Orange Sorbet, chocolate wheels (put melted chocolate in a zip-lock plastic bag, use scissors to cut a small corner off of the bag, pipe chocolate onto a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil, refrigerate until firm)
This meal was so much fun to plan, make and eat! It reminded me of something that I already knew – Adults Can Eat Cute Food Too!