Our Masonic center had it's annual widows night, to celebrate the widows of our deceased brethern. Yours truly was drafted to head the food portion, so here we go! Started off with the first course. As adapted from the food network: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/t...ipe/index.html First Course: Winter Panzanella & French Bread Panzanella was originally "peasant food" during the Italian Renaissance - that is - a way to use old, hard bread by soaking it in water, drizzling it with olive oil, adding tomatoes, onions, and whatever herbs were in the house. But not anymore! This will be a special combination of greens, vegetables, croutons, and fruit served with honey balsamic vinaigrette dressing. The main course, based off of BBQ Enigineer's post; http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...hlight=spedini Second Course: Cherry Smoked Chicken Speidini & Rice Pilaf Speidini: An Italian word for skewers of meat or fish grilled over a flame or under a broiler. This is an updated version which will include chicken breast stuffed with Chorizo (a Mexican sausage) and wrapped in bacon. Then smoked to perfection and served with your choice of raspberry chipotle Sauce or sweat and tangy homemade barbecue sauce. One of the trays The Rice Plated Desert course as adapted from the food network; http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/t...ipe/index.html Third Course: Pear Cobbler with Blueberry Streusel and Whipped Cream, & French Roast Decaf Coffee This combination of sweet and tart will tantalize your Taste Buds and warm your heart. (sorry these are the precooked version only) And of course the widows whom we celebrate. A little smaller group than usual. One just had a stroke and is in rehab, and several had a church function.