Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Yikes, is February almost over...

I can't believe it's the last week in February and I haven't made a dent in my "to-do list". It's pretty well banged up but seems longer than the tail on a comet. Every time I cross one thing off, two more seem to get added and I don't think I'm making any progress. I was finally forced to do the only reasonable thing, put it out of sight. Ahhhhhhhh, that feels better even if it is only temporary. My own mental stimulus solution.

Thanks to all of you for your wonderful outpouring of love and prayers for Muffin and his surgery last week. He came through it well and now we'll have to wait and watch to see if the tumor recurs. He's sporting a new "do" on his head these days. Shaved to the skin above his right eyebrow (to access some gross growths) he's making a doggie fashion statement. What a pup, always a trend-setter!

It's hectic with a lot of foodie going-ons around here. Today (Tuesday) Amy is serving up her yummy Southern Comfort food, guaranteed to soothe your soul. Tonight Stephanie & Rahel will be sharing their love of Ethiopian food with a full house (both seatings SOLD OUT) but you can still make reservations for their next dinners on Tuesday March 10th & March 24. Parvin has released her exciting menu for the Persian Dinner on Wednesday March 18 and I'll post it at the end of this note. I've finally found my courage to light the new gas grill and for lunch on Thursday we'll be doing Things on Sticks. Stephanie (a woman of many talents) has been planting herbs & veggies in my organic garden out back, soon to appear on your plate.

Here are the menus for this week, February 24 - 28, 2009:

Tues Feb 24 Amy's Southern Comfort Cuisine lunch served 11-2:

Shrimp n' Grits
Large Gulf Shrimp swimmin' in a kicked up garlic cream sauce and ladled over hot
Cheese Grit Casserole + choice of side dish $9

Bradentucky Boil
Collard greens, cabbage, onions, spicy smoked sausage, carrots, red potatoes and cob corn slow cooked in a hearty chicken and ham hock broth + choice of side dish $7

Roasted Broccoli n' Swamp Cabbage Salad
Garlic Roasted Broccoli, Heart of Palm & Artichoke served on a bed of crisp romaine lettuce, w/fresh tomato, sugar roasted pecans, maple bacon & sweet Valdalia onion vinaigrette $8

Roast Pork Po' Boy
Served on a toasted hoagie roll topped with caramelized sweet onions and smoked provolone cheese served with apple cider au jus for dippin' + choice of side dish $8

Roasted Chicken Salad Sandwich
With crisp maple bacon, lettuce, tomato on a toasted whole wheat roll + choice of side $8

Mardi Gras Red Beans & Rice
Slow simmered pot of Cajun Style Red Beans & Spicy Andoulle Sausage in a traditional rue based sauce served over white rice + choice of side $9

Cracker Mac n' Cheese Combo
A generous portion of soul soothin' oven baked 3 cheese elbow macaroni served with your choice of 2 side dishes $8

Key Lime Pie Squares
Take a slice with you.....'cause you know you'll crave it later! $3

Side Dishes
Bradentucky Boil, Cheese Grit Casserole, Cracker Mac n' Cheese, Swamp Apple Slaw $2

Cans of Soda or Bottled Spring Water $1 each
Sweet (or not) Louisiana Iced Tea or Pink Lemonade $2 (Free Refills)

Take out available...cash only

I'll be cooking the rest of this week at lunch. On Wed, Fri & Sat it's my NYC Menu (some items vary day to day) and Thurs it's Things on Sticks. See the menus below:

Wed Feb 25 Bonni's New York City menu Lunch 11-2

Turkey Turkey Soup with fresh turkey & turkey sausage in a rich broth with veggies, served with homemade Sweet Potato Cranberry roll $4

Ses Salinas Salad romaine, red onion, cucumber, tomato, Spanish olives, Feta + House Dijon Vinaigrette (V) $4

THAT New York Salad
with mixed greens, cranberries, goat cheese, caramelized nuts, red onion + our Raspberry Poppyseed Dressing (V) $7

Chicken added to your salad $2

Pick Two: Soup, House Salad (V) OR Stromboli (Florentine or Roast Veggie) (V)$7.50

Handmade 8" Individual Thin-Crust Pizza (vegan available on request)

Naked Cheese mozzarella, red sauce, parmesan, fresh oregano (V) $6

New York mozzarella, pepperoni, red sauce, parmesan, fresh oregano $6

Mahon mozzarella, spinach, tomato, red onion, red sauce, oregano (V) $7

Margherita mozzarella, red sauce, tomato, parmesan, basil, olive oil (V) $7

Chinese Chicken hoisin, roast garlic, chicken, broccoli, mozzarella, scallions $7

Large crunchy cookie (ask for today’s flavors) (V) $1.25
Texas-size Muffin(V)$1.75
Chocolate Orgasm Cookies (Pkg/4) (V) $4.50

Bottled Spring Water, cans of soda $1
Brewed Raspberry Iced Tea or Hot Tea (assorted bags) $1.50
Our House Blend of Half/Caff Flavored Coffee $1.50


Thur Feb 26 Bonni Grills Things on Sticks Lunch 11-2

We'll be cooking out front on the paved patio

Grilled Skewers (veggie, chicken or shrimp)
served with side of Brooklyn Deli coleslaw and fruit on a stick $8


Parvin's Persian New Year Dinner (starts the first day of spring)
March 18, 2009 Seatings: 6pm or 8pm $15/per person

Humus with Pita:
Classic homemade dip of chick peas, tahini (sesame paste) garlic and olive oil.

Tossed Salad:
We mix baby greens, romaine, baby spinach and iceberg with cucumber and tomatoes. House vinaigrette.


Polow Khoresh –e Gheymeh
Chunks of beef cooked with, yellow peas, onions, dried lemons and tomato in our special sauce, served with basmati rice.


Sheveed Polow Mahi
Fish with lemon, ginger and saffron sautéed with garlic and oil served with Basmati rice with dill and green peas.

Dessert: Persian Rice Pudding
Sweet Rice, Rose Water, Saffron, sliced almonds and pistachio dusted with cinnamon.

Hot tea, Iced Tea, Sweet Tea,

Bring your own WINE OR BEER

Call Bonni at 746-6647 for reservations.

Hugs from the kitchen,

Bonni Bakes
in the Village of the Arts
930 12th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205



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