Friday, January 13, 2017

Its a new year and I am determined to make the most of this blog to help people find a love for cooking. That is what has brought me here. I have not been as connected as I should have been because what I loved has becoming my job. But I want to change that! I would like to find my job in my love instead  Cooking has always been an enjoyable thing for me. Memories of my mother and grandmother come to mind as I prepare certain dishes that they have shared or taught me. I even have memories of my Dad who never cooked a day in his life that I can remember. But there is not a banana pudding that i make that i don't think of him. I began my career in catering. Cooking for others at parties and events at a very young age. There were times that the whole family pitched in, even dad. The time I was doing a Christmas party and had to cook, peel and de-vein 50 pounds of shrimp.The house smelled for weeks after that and the family let me know it.
      Dads favorite Banana Pudding : 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 3 eggs separated. 2 cups of milk, 1/2 tsp vanilla.Box of Nilla wafers and 5 or 6 Bananas....Put everything but wafers, banana and vanilla in a stainless steel pot (no aluminum) with a heavy bottom. Wisk vigorously till everything is dissolved and has been combined. Put it on a medium heat and continue to stir till it thickens and begins to boil. Take off the Heat and add the vanilla. Put wafers in the bottom of a bowl top with sliced bananas.Add the warm pudding. Continue layering ending with pudding.
* I learned while working at Alpha Medical (as there private chef.) That more wafers are better. I could not put enough wafers in it for these folks.
*I never use meringue. I just don't like it and it does not hold up. So I always top the pudding with fresh whipped cream!!!!!! And of course MORE wafers......Delicious.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Big Table Restaurant/Cafe: 2013

The Big Table Restaurant/Cafe: 2013: Sounds like we are moving into the future. Happy, Happy Happy New Year from The Big Table.  We are taking a short restful break and wil...


Sounds like we are moving into the future.
Happy, Happy Happy New Year from The Big Table.
 We are taking a short restful break and will be reopening
on Jan. 8th for regular business hours.
Tuesday through Thursday 11-8  and  Friday and Saturday 11-9
We are thankful for all the new faces this past year,for it brings us energy and when are regular friends apear we find comfort and support, I hope they do to. We established The Big Table eight years ago to provide people a place to go where they are welcomed with an atmosphere of comfort and sense of family. We strive to prepare the food from fresh local ingredients with style and great taste. We are always honored to serve you and hope that we have always met your expectations in dining. As a new year begins we want to Thank everyone who has supported us and continues to support us. And also welcome everyone into our establishment to find a place to enjoy food that is prepared with serving you in mind.
See you on January 8 !
Thanks Chattanooga for another great year!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

FAll In Tennessee, Thanksgiving Time

The Leaves are changing, the apples are ripened and pumpkins are everywhere. Thanksgiving is just around the corner. When making plans remember The Big Table Turkey packages and all your casseroles needs are right here at The Big Table. I would love to bake a pie for you or fry a Turkey . What ever your needs let us come to your service so that you can enjoy time with family and friends. The Big Table has a wonderful place for your holiday parties hosting 20 to 50, serving dinner to hor's dourves in a quaint and comfortable atmosphere. Just give us a call @ 634-0772 and let us plan your Holiday today.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Gentle comfort falling from the sky

I don't know about you  but we are glad to see and smell the rain. Brings out the southern comfort in me. A little vegetable beef soup today along with some poppy seed chicken. And I also found myself motivated to make some Beef Burgundy. It has been a while, but we are always here cooking for you so plese come by for a visit, or just pie and coffee would be nice, Everything is made from scratch just like home. See you soon @ The Big Table

Thursday, June 14, 2012

-The Big Table Up Date

-The Big Table will be hosting a fathers day Brunch On Sunday June 17, so please remember Dad or Granddad  for a scrumptious Brunch at The Big Table serving from 11 - 2 . I hope to see you here.
     Prime Rib of Beef, Hash Brown Casserole, Daddy's favorite Banana Pudding, Grilled Asparagus,  and Fresh Fruit and Salads.

- Change of plans. The Big Table will be closed Tuesday July 3 and 4th for the holiday. We will open back up on Thursday, July 5th and remain open for the rest of the week.

The Big Table
 thanks all those who made the month of May the best month in the last two years!
Come see us soon @ The Big Table
"remember us for all your catering needs"

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Good Day...(even though you might be feeling bad)

My daughter gave me a bad cold this weekend...but today, even though I am feeling bad. I have made the best broccoli cheese i have ever made. Put a smile on my face, its not one of my best soups. My casserole came out very well too. A chicken an Artichoke with spinach in a nice lemon cream sauce. And then the strawberry pie with blueberries is a breath of summer.....and so it goes at the Big Table. Even when you might feel bad a little comfort food will warm your heart and put a smile on your face on the worst of days. So remember ; The Big Table for good days and the bad ones as well...we might just be able to turn that day around. Come see us  at The Big Table. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter Delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope this finds everyone ready for Easter. We are hosting our Easter Brunch on Sunday from 11-2.
I hope if you don't have plans you will join us. We will open both house's so there won't be a wait.
If you need any pies or desserts of any kind I would be glad to help out. We can also prepare sides for your Easter buffet. Please contact us asap
The Big Table @ 423-=634 -0772.
Happy Easter Everyone.