Here at Bluebird we are all excited for the warm temperatures that have been popping up lately. Birds sing a little longer in the mornings and our evenings have a little more daylight. With Spring brings change and that is no exception here.
Beginning April 2nd, Bluebird will be open for dinner every night! (Not on Sunday of course.) Chef Bill has been working very hard for the past few months preparing the new menu. If you’ve been in recently, there’s a good chance you’ve tried a dish we’re going to be serving at dinner; we’ve been testing them on our customers! Basically, if you enjoy the dish, we listen. So expect to see new options at new times.
Be sure to follow us closely here on our blog, social media & in the cafe for further details we will be releasing soon.
“Spring is the time for plans & projects.” -Leo Tolstoy
As we all say hello to 2018, we embrace new habits, new resolutions & new projects.
As Chef Bill would say, no diet does what healthy eating will do for you.
We have four fresh weekly specials at Bluebird, which are sure to include healthy dietary choices for
the New Year along with many other options on our main menu.
This time of year always brings friends and family together. Everyone is baking tasty treats, making casseroles & putting the finishing touches on the Turkey or Ham. While you are gathering around to eat good food this Holiday, we’ve got a recipe to share with you. This Spinach Artichoke Dip is always a crowd-pleaser and a good appetizer to keep everyone in high spirits before the entree arrives!
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Adjust recipe according to guests
3lbs cream cheese softened
1/2 one red pepper
1/2 one yellow pepper
1/2 one onion
1/2 box frozen spinach (thawed)
1 3/4 cup chopped artichokes
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp black pepper
3/4 tbsp chicken base
1 tsp garlic
Strain spinach and drain excess water. Mix all ingredients together. Voila!
“Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality.” -Washington Irving
We asked our customers what they wanted to hear or see more of from us here at Bluebird and we were thrilled by many good ideas and suggestions from everyone. We would like to start off by highlighting one of our employees this week.
Valerie Baker: Operations Coordinator and Procureman
How long have you been at Bluebird?
Val: From the very beginning. In February 2018 I will have been here for 6 years.
What has been your favorite aspect of working here?
Val: Having a good work family to be around and work with.
What are you especially proud of accomplishing at this establishment?
Val: Processing on all levels. Making things run more efficiently.
What are some future endeavors you look forward to here at Bluebird?
Val: Growing our team. Everyone having their own role & working well in that role.
I think it’s important to always keep professional and surround yourself with good people, work hard, and be nice to everyone. –Caroline Winberg
Currently, at the Bluebird, we are featuring classic Thanksgiving sides for our specials. You won’t want to miss our turkey stuffing or crumbly sweet potato casserole.
We will be closing one hour early on Wednesday (3:00 pm) & we will be closed on Thanksgiving day.
Are you still missing something special for Turkey day? You’re in luck. We’d like to share our Pumpkin Bisque recipe with you. This soup is perfect for Thanksgiving dinner & is sure to impress all of your friends & family.
We are particularly excited to announce the launch of our very first blog here at the Bluebird Cafe! We are a small farm-to-table style restaurant based in Stanford, Ky. By sharing information with readers about our restaurant & all things Bluebird, we hope to make a connection with the local community, individuals who appreciate locally-sourced fresh ingredients & any other curious observers.
Some topics you can look forward to seeing on our blog:
An occasional recipe from the infamous Chef Hawkins (he’s sure to keep the best to himself)
Up & Coming Bluebird Events, Dinners, Collaborations
Spotlights on our partner Marksbury Farm & other local farms we work with
Contests & opportunities to connect
Answers to commonly asked questions
Local events in Stanford, Ky
We want to engage our readers therefore we encourage thoughts, comments & questions.
Thank you for reading, visiting & contributing. We are excited to have you here!