Disney Dinners: FROZEN

A Norwegian menu served amongst a winter wonderland, because the bold never bothered me anyway Welcome to my Disney Dinner Party series! I’m hosting a different Disney-themed dinner party every month of 2018 and am kicking things off with the 2013 phenomenon Frozen. It’s such an atmospheric film that I thought I could have some…

Smoked Salmon Crostini

A quick and easy Norwegian appetizer This was the very first Disney dinner dish I thought of. I researched Norwegian food for countless hours and found that smoked salmon is a really big deal in Norway. Apparently Norwegians happily eat smoked salmon morning, noon, and night and to that I say, sign me up! I…

Pork Tenderloin

Garlic, ginger, and rosemary make this easy pork tenderloin sing! I really ought to make pork tenderloin more often. It’s easy, inexpensive, requires little work, and feeds a crowd. What’s not to love? Whisk together this quick marinade, pour it over the pork, and let it hang out in the fridge for a couple of…

Garlic and Gruyere Smashed Potatoes

Fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside In general, I don’t love potato recipes that start with boiling water and end with a second process. It just seems like a ton of work compared to rosemary roasted potatoes or grilled potatoes. One bite of these changed my mind. They’re out of this world. They’re…

Rainbow Roasted Carrots

I knew I wanted to serve carrots at my Frozen dinner party early on as an homage to both Olaf, the snowman with a carrot nose, and Sven, the carrot-loving reindeer. If there’s one great entertaining tip I learned from watching Barefoot Contessa all these years, it’s that not every dish at a dinner party…

Amaretto Whipped Cream

Disaronno is my favorite alcohol of all time, so it’s an absolute wonder why I never talk about it here on The Rose Table. Amaretto is almond-flavored, which is the perfect complement to so many desserts. This would be delicious with a brownie, a chocolate tart, or so many different ice creams. I made this…

The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway Hot Fudge Sundae

Some desserts are worth melting for! You forget how great a hot fudge sundae can be. This is anything but ordinary. When I saw Ice Queen sprinkles by Fancy Sprinkles, I knew I had to serve an ice cream sundae at my Frozen dinner party. I added slivered almonds and amaretto whipped cream as an…

How to Enjoy Fresh Herbs All Winter

I can’t take credit for this idea but I also can’t remember where I saw it. I know a Facebook page I’d “liked” shared this, but I can’t remember who. I do, however, remember being completely gobsmacked by the idea. Slaps forehead. Of course! It’s so simple! Freeze herbs in olive oil and pop them out…