Friday Rehearsal Dinner
The rehearsal dinner took place at Enjoy! Restaurant in Apple Valley, MN. The restaurant is decorated as a romantic Tuscan villa, and I fell in love with it. The rehearsal dinner for 60 people took place in the Fireplace Room, and it was a beautiful space for an intimate gathering.
Bridesmaids with the bride-to-be in front of the fireplace.
My amazing dinner- Walleye with maple honey butter atop whipped sweet potatoes and fresh green beans. Walleye is a Minnesota specialty and this meal was incredible! (Recipe below)
Sandy and T.J.'s wedding was perfect, and the reception was a blast. The decor was tasteful and beautiful. Here is the head table centerpieces surrounded by flowers. It was a gorgeous setting for a great meal!
The starter salad was deliciously unique. It was tender bibb lettuce with shredded carrots, candied walnuts and a ginger-French dressing.
The main course was also delicious. It was roasted chicken smothered in creamy white wine sauce atop wild rice stuffing, and served with roasted potatoes and grilled asparagus. Yum!
Don't forget the wedding cake! This five-tiered beauty was a Buttercream masterpiece. The two flavors were dark chocolate Irish cream and lemon raspberry. Divine!
Enjoy Minnesota walleye at home! This tried and true recipe adapted from Cooks.com is sure to please.
|Corn Flake Walleye with Whipped Maple Butter|
4 walleye fillets
1/2 box Cornflakes crushed as finely as possible
2 eggs with dash of milk for batter
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper to crushed Cornflakes, if desired
Olive or vegetable oil, for pan frying
4 tblsp softened butter
1 tsp maple syrup
Salt and Pepper
Heat oil (1-1 1/2 inch deep) over medium heat. Dry fillets with paper towels, then season with salt and pepper. Dip walleye fillet in egg batter and let excess drain. Roll fillet in crushed Cornflakes and place in heated oil. Turn fish once or twice until easily pierced with a fork. Drain on plate lined with paper towels.
Combine softened butter and maple syrup. Serve dollop atop each fillet. Enjoy!