Planning a 3-Course Meal

Have you ever planned a 3-course meal but didn’t know where to start? From appetizers to desserts, there are several things that need to be taken into consideration before your guests show up. Don’t worry though, we’re here to help you plan your event. Just grab your favorite personalized cutting board and we’ll get through this meal planning, together!

3 Amazing Appetizers

Mozzarella and Basil Bruschetta – Tomatoes and Basil compliment one another, and putting them on top of a baguette slice is like icing on the cake. Check out Engraved Cutting Board’s Baguette cutting boards and start making your own bread!

Goat Cheese and Onion Frittatas – What’s better than an omelet styled, bite-sized appetizer with caramelized onions and melted goat cheese? To top it off, roasted red peppers will always make a good addition.

Cocktail Sausages with Honey Mustard – The classic cocktail sausages mixed with a homemade honey mustard dipping sauce will have your guests in awe during any occasion.

3 Magnificent Main Courses

Breaded Chicken Breast Stuffed with Mozzarella and Parmesan – This meal is amazing when paired with a homemade tomato sauce and a side of roasted, garlic potatoes!

Garlic Lemon Scallops with Bacon – For all seafood lovers, scallops are an easy meal if you watch closely and don’t overcook them. Pairing it with classic garlic and lemon, dipped in butter on top of a bed of steamed rice makes this meal to die for.

Stuffed Turkey Rolls with Bread Stuffing – Perfect for any holiday, sliced turkey rolled up with stuffing is definitely a classic holiday combo. Side with mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce for the true family dinner effect!

All of these dishes can be served with a side of potatoes, rice or salad for completion.

3 Delicious Desserts

Caramel Apple Cream Puffs – Forget the classic English cream filled profiteroles, and welcome in these new and improved caramel apple cream puffs. Just replace the cream filling with an caramel sauce mixed with pieces of apple!

Triple Chocolate Trifle – For every chocolate lover comes the perfect chocolate trifle dream. If you find yourself inviting over all your chocolate fans, this is the dessert option to choose. Layers of white, milk and dark chocolate creams, puddings and cakes is almost everyone’s dreams.

Crème Brûlée – Although intimidating, Crème Brûlée is the classic dessert that continues to awe all it’s tasters. Don’t be afraid to try it out, you might be surprised with the fantastic results!

3 Crunching Considerations

  • Time

Time is a crucial factor you need to consider when planning everything out. You may have chosen the perfect dishes to make, but did you consider if they’re possible to make together for one meal? For example, if you have chosen an appetizer and meal that both take 5 minutes to cook with a dessert that take 2 hours to bake, you must plan it so your delicious dessert will be ready before everyone finishes their main course.

  • Allergies

Always take into consideration allergies, if any, of your invited guests. Don’t forget about any guests who might be vegetarian or vegan as well. Sometimes you’re better off planning out a back up plan to ensure that all your guests are happy.

  • Balanced meal

Make sure your guests leave full and satisfied by giving them a well-rounded meal. If you give them too many carbohydrates and fats, they’ll leave feeling bloated and tired, where if you give them too light of a meal, they’ll leave hungry. The ideas we listed above are all part of well balanced meals.

Now that you have some ideas, get out and start testing which dishes you think match together. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box. At Engraved Cutting Boards, they pursue the art of cooking and encourage everyone to try at home. Haven’t gotten a personalized cutting board yet? You can pick yours out today!

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