The Organic Table

Creative Things You Can Do With Italian Restaurant Leftovers

Top Italian restaurants not only serve the finest of meals, they serve truly large portions. Sometimes, customers do not want to bring their unfinished dinner home in a doggie bag. Uninspiring images of heating a meal up in a microwave is often the reason why. Don’t let the leftovers go to waste. There are several creative meals you can make out from the leftovers and none require much effort.

The Pasta Plan

Putting the leftovers into a pot of pasta helps you take a small serving of dinner and turn it into something more. Virtually all Italian meat and vegetable entrees are going to mix well with pasta. Even a Florentine flat bread or classic meatball sandwich could be cut up into small pieces and put into the pasta bowl. 

Selecting the right pasta and sauce makes the meal even more appealing. If the dinner was heavy on vegetables, then …

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Teach Your Children Restaurant Manners Outside

Children need practice in social situations to learn how to behave appropriately. One of the best ways to teach your children how to act at a restaurant is to take them to an outdoor café or a restaurant with outdoor seating. Choosing to sit outside will make the education process easier.

Teach Appropriate Volume

 Kids can be loud. Kids, inside a restaurant, can seem louder. The benefit of dining outdoors is that there are no walls or ceiling to bounce the noise back and amplify it. Explain to your children that even though you are outside you are at a public space, which means they should use inside voices. When you think they have mastered speaking at the correct volume, you can try taking them to seating inside the restaurant.

Teach Patience

When you eat dinner at home you don’t call your children to the table while you are preparing …

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Stuffed Fruit French Toast Brunch Recipe

If you plan on throwing a catered brunch this spring, offer up something sweet and tasty like stuffed fruit French toast. Any catering company you hire should be able to easily make this stuff French toast recipe.

Bread Ingredients

  • 2 loaves of cinnamon raisin bread
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Filling Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups fruit

Topping

  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • honey
  • syrup
  • fresh fruit

Preparation

Set out the cream cheese on the counter. This will allow the cream cheese to soften.  Then, preheat the over to 350 degrees.

If the bread is not cut, slice it up. Then cut the crust off all the bread. Grease the bottoms and sides of a three-quart baking dish. Finally, take the slices of bread and spread them out over the bottom of the pan. Try to cover the …

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Kid-friendly Foods At An Indian Restaurant

Indian food is well-known for its rich flavors and spicy taste, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t take your child to an Indian restaurant for a tasty and kid-friendly meal. Make the right choice, and you just might find that your child enjoys Indian cuisine. Many dishes are also quite nutritious, which means your child will be getting a good dose of key vitamins and minerals from the meal.

Bread and Other Grains

Naan is a type of Indian bread that is bland and isn’t made with a large amount of spicy seasonings. Your child can eat naan plain or order with a type of dip, such as raita, which is a cold yogurt dip with cucumbers. Roti bread is even better because it’s made with whole wheat flour, which means it has more fiber than naan. Pilaf or pualo are types of fried rice with vegetables. The rice …

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5 Best Cocktails To Go With Your Burger

Everyone seems to think that you have to pair a juicy burger with a cold beer. Sometimes though, it is nice to enjoy a nice cocktail instead with your juicy burger. Here are five cocktails that you should try the next time you are out with your friends at a burger joint.

Honey Manhattan: Perfect For A Blue Cheese Burger

This spin on a Manhattan goes perfectly with a burger that is topped with blue cheese. Typically, a Manhattan is made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and a few dashes of a bitter, like Angostura. A honey Manhattan uses a honey Irish whiskey. The honey Irish whiskey makes a smoother Manhattan that goes great with a blue cheese burger.

Tequila Sunrise: Great With A Chile Burger

A tequila sunrise is made with tequila, orange juice and a few dashes of grenadine syrup. A tequila sunrise has just the right amount of …

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