Lots of cream
I planned on making a TON of whipped cream for thanksgiving and only ended up using about 2 containers out of the 5 I bought. Now I'm stuck with these, needing to use them before I vacation over the holidays.
I'm hosting two different dinners this week and hoping that someone might be able to give me ideas as to how to use up the cream in various recipes.
I'm vegetarian also, and only cook vegetarian....
You could make a cream soup (potato, broccoli, cauliflower). A gratin of potato, fennel (or both), or cauliflower with parm and pine nuts. Creamed spinach or corn. AlFredo sauce (plain or with roasted red peppers and sun dried tomatoes and basil) or tetrazinni A quiche or tart... I saw this one earlier today and thought it would be nice: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...
Well you eat cream so I assume you might eat eggs as well? You can always make a bunch of ice cream. Ice cream of course can only be made in advance so it's a good guest dinner idea.
Make a cake and coat it with this simple ganache icing:
Bring 1 cup heavy cream to a boil and remove from heat. Add 12 ounces chocolate chips and let cool 5 minutes. Stir until smooth, let cool another 20 minutes. Spoon over a cake on a wire cooling rack (and put something under the rack, this icing drips!). If using layers, let the iced cakes sit for another 10 minutes, assemble, and use remaining ganache to smooth out the sides of the cake.
Add 1-2 tablespoons of orange zest, 2 ounces of espresso, OR 1/4 cup of crushed peppermint for something extra