Monday, October 25, 2010

Thanksgiving. Order From Us and Save Your Sanity!

Halloween is almost here and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Where has this year gone? The older I get the faster the years go by! I know in our house when we host Thanksgiving we have a house full! What better way to enjoy time with friends and family than to have a refrigerator full of food that you just have to pop in the oven? Sure, you could go to a grocery store and get something that was prepared in a factory and loaded with salt, but I've tasted their selections and let me tell you - they're no great shakes!

We feature dishes prepared the day before delivery. Our turkey's are slow smoked or slow roasted in our kitchen and you'll not find a juicier bird anywhere in town! If you're interested in a change of pace try the smoked prime rib! A little turkey, a little beef... If you need to feed the masses for the week, we feature grilled salmon, cranberry roasted pork, and even lasagna.

Side dishes feature a mouthwatering array from traditional whipped potatoes, crab and corn pudding, and the old standbys - cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, and a cornucopia of other splendiferous dishes!

Finish up with our pumpkin strudel or chocolate bread pudding spiked with brandy or the smoothest, most unique pieces of fudge you'll ever place in your mouth!

You can even have us a deliver a selection of hot and cold appetizers for the evening your guests arrive. We've got all your bases covered! Eliminate the stress and have a restaurant quality spread delivered directly to your door. We'll even put it in your frig!

Our food will make you wanna slap your momma! But I wouldn't suggest it...

Call today! (678)445-6275

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fall Leaves and Fried Chicken: A Match Made in Heaven!

The heat has finally broken and fall is in the air. Soon the leaves will start to turn and sightseers will head to the north Georgia mountains. While it is beautiful in the mountains, what better place to catch picturesque views than at Lake Lanier? With 46 parks there are plenty of locations to choose from. Here is a link to the list of parks and the features of each:

32 of the parks have picnic areas. What better way to spend a beautiful fall day than loading up the kids and taking a picnic to the lake? You get to enjoy the views, the kids run off some energy, and you all get to enjoy a meal in a serene setting. There are also 19 parks with playgrounds for the kids. If you have a boat there are 40 parks with boat ramps.

Speaking of picnics, one of the classic dishes for taking on a picnic is fried chicken. Yes you could grab a bucket of chicken from your favorite fast food joint, but for a truly special taste sensation here is a recipe for the best fried chicken you will ever place in your mouth! It takes 2 days but it truly is excellent.


1 fryer chicken, cut into pieces, approximately 3 lb.
1 quart water
1/2 cup salt
1/4 cup honey
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups vegetable shortening
3 cups Bisquick
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
salt and pepper, to taste

Place chicken in a large ziplock bag. Dissolve salt and honey in water and pour over chicken. Seal the bag and place in a sturdy container. Store in the refrigerator for an hour. Drain the chicken and discard the brine. Place the chicken in another ziplock bag and coat with the buttermilk. Place in the refrigerator overnight up to 12 hours.

Heat vegetable shortening to 350 in a heavy dutch oven or cast iron skillet.A heavy pan will hold the heat much better.

Mix the Bisquick, paprika, garlic and onion powder, cayenne, and salt and pepper and place in a clean, dry ziplock. Drain the chicken in a colander and coat with the dry mixture. Place the chicken in the pan with plenty of room between each piece. Over crowding will result in the chicken steaming and not forming a crust. When the chicken is golden brown on one side, turn the chicken and continue cooking until golden brown. The juices should run clear. Remove the chicken and place on a cooling rack over newspaper. Continue until all chicken is cooked.

This recipe takes two days, but most of the time is spent marinating in buttermilk. Give it a try! The brine gives the chicken a nice seasoning and insures it is moist and juicy. The buttermilk gives it a nice tangy flavor and the Bisquick is the base for a crispy crust.

So pack up the kids and the chicken and head to Lake Lanier! Or call us and we'll do it for you!

ADAiRE Chef Services, (678)445-6275

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Life's a picnic at Georgia's Lake Lanier Islands

Fall is in full swing at Lake Lanier Islands. Brisk breezes and beautiful foliage provide the perfect backdrop for a picnic. Speaking of picnic, the folks at locally-owned ADAiRE Personal Chefs have got you covered. Sink your teeth into ADAiRE’s mouthwatering muffuletta sandwiches or choose from a variety of themed picnic packages including: the French Quarter, The Italian, The American or The Californian baskets. All prepared meals serve up to 6 guests and include disposable plates, cups, utensils, napkins and condiments. Make a day of it at Lake Lanier Marinas and get free delivery! Prices start at just $15 per person plus the cost of the basket.

Polish off your day with a spooktacular evening at Lake Lanier’s Haunted Night of Lights happening now through October 31, 2010. This special Halloween event includes a plethora of bootastic activities including a Haunted Maze, Fun House and spooky light displays that will bring a smile to all the ghouls and boys in your brood.

To learn more about this event or other happenings at Lake Lanier click here