City Social Magazine

MAR-APR 2018

City Social Magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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22 Story and photos by Teresa Day Stirring It Up R E A D U S o N L I N E A T W W W . C I T Y S o C I A L . C o M 22 It's not always easy to say goodbye to a friend or family member, but sometimes we have to wish them well as they go on adventures away from us. We can either be sad or we can celebrate with food. I say we celebrate! A bon voyage party is the perfect way to celebrate someone going off on an adventure to a new place. Whether they are moving permanently or just taking a few months to explore new horizons, it's a great excuse to send them off with a party. Send either mail or email invitations that explain where the guest of honor is traveling to and give guests any instructions necessary. If you'd like them to contribute to the food, for example, or if you are building a care package to send your globetrotter off with, let the guests know what to bring on the invitation. Maps and items that convey the culture of your guest of honor's destination make simple and appropriate decorations. You can cut the maps out into banners or use them as tablecloths. There are plenty of other ideas available online for creative ways to use maps. Of course, other items that follow a simple travel theme are perfect, as well. Use antique suitcases, old cameras, postcards and globes in creative ways to liven up your table and party favors. For a bon voyage party menu, simply choose foods that are typically eaten in the places the guest of honor is traveling to. For example, if he or she is headed to London, serve some traditional British dishes, like these mini-sausage rolls, Yorkshire pudding or bangers and mash, just to name a few. No, it's not always easy to say goodbye, but it is easy to wish someone who is off to new adventures well with a hearty "Bon Voyage!" Give them a great party with a group of friends or family members and a whole lot of laughs to remember. Sausage Rolls • 1 egg • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs • 1 clove garlic, minced • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, minced • 2 teaspoons fresh oregano, minced • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated • 1 pound ground pork • 1 teaspoon salt • 1/2 teaspoon pepper • 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed • 1 egg, lightly whisked - Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large baking tray with foil. - In a medium bowl, beat one egg. Stir in bread crumbs, garlic, herbs and Parmesan cheese. - Add pork, then season all over with salt and pepper. Mix until evenly combined. - Lay pastry on a floured surface and roll until 12 inches square. Cut each sheet into 12 squares. - Get about 1/4 cup of the filling and shape into an oval. Place each meatball onto one end of a square of pastry. - In a small bowl, beat egg. Brush egg along one edge of each square. Roll up, sealing on the edge with egg wash on it. Repeat with the remaining squares of pastry. - Place rolls onto a baking tray and bake for 30 minutes. - Serve warm. Yields 24 sausage rolls. Bon Voyage Party

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