Saturday, October 31, 2015

Legends of Sleepy Hollow Garlic Dinner

Our annual garlic dinner is always such a treat!  Starting with an assortment of tasty Appetizers, followed by a Garden Salad with Honey-Garlic Dressing, James Beard's 40 Cloves of Garlic Chicken, Rice Pilaf and Cheesy Garlic Broccoli and then finishing with the very popular Garlic Chocolate Chunk Pecan Pie, by the time dinner was done, everyone had consumed approximately three heads (not cloves, but heads) of garlic!

Following the meal, we welcomed the Princess of Lamballe, great friend and confident of Marie Antoinette. She explained the great connections between the US, France and England during the time period of 1789 -1793, which is the time period of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, NY who died from having his head blown off by a cannonball. The Headless Horseman was a Hessian employed by Britain and since his fate was decapitation like Princess Lamballe and Marie Antoinette and most French Aristocrats, Princess Lamballe had this connection to the headless horseman and did a dramatic reading of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the tale of Ichabod Crane.  
Our own Headless Horsewoman won most scary at her recent horse show!
Happy Halloween!


martea said...

It's easy to see why this fun theme is an annual event.

Your own Horsewoman deserved to win...brilliant idea!

Ruth W said...

Very fun! We love garlic, so would have loved the cuisine! Wonderful event!

Marilyn Miller said...

Every year I just love hearing about this special dinner. What fun and it sounds utterly delicious. Congratulations to the Headless Horsewoman!