FOOD: Millie's Table

Written by Laura Beam in the December 2013 Issue

Millie and her staffMany of us were lucky enough to grow up with family dinners as a sacred centerpiece of home life. Mom toiled in the kitchen with pots and pans galore, kids took turns “doing dishes” (loading them in the dishwasher…and grumbling about it) and hearty aromas filled the air, beckoning everyone to the table. In retrospect, it was magical. In reality, it was hard work.

The art of a well-prepared, home-cooked meal revolutionized the American dinner table in the 1960s. As Julia Child captivated audiences with her witty, exuberant cooking passions, she left an enduring mark on the home dining scene. Food—both preparing it and eating it—was at the center of a joyous life and even the simplest meal was an event to be relished with family and friends.

The Child-like thrill of a finely finessed meal is not lost on our society today. Yet our schedules are often far more packed than our freezers and our cars run more than our ovens, leaving little time to plan and prepare the foods we crave. For many busy professionals and on-the-go families, the homemade, frozen Take-n-Bake entrées, veggies and desserts at Millie’s Table have brought their own families back to the table. Apparently, the guilty pleasure of raiding someone else’s freezer stays with us long after our starving college days and the tempting aromas wafting from our own ovens and stovetops still carry a robust sense of accomplishment.

First opened in 2007 as Super Suppers, Millie’s Table changed its name in 2011, reflecting the namesake of its owner, Millie Shores. Staffed by a group of moms who have long been cooking with love for their own families, this home-cooking haven has become a staple for metro-area residents seeking made-from-scratch meals.

Whether stocking your freezer with a few favorite entrées to have on hand, ordering a pick-up dinner to feed a crowd, calling ahead for daily Hot Meals To-Go or stopping by after a hectic day for Take-n-Bake entrées and veggies from the freezer, Millie’s brings variety to the table with style and ease. Equally renowned for superb catering, Millie’s Table is a consistent favorite for full-service or drop-off catering for business functions and special events.

“We use tried-and-true recipes from my staff and some of our customers,” Millie explains, “with fantastic new recipes being added all the time.” Stop in on a chilly winter day and you may find the catering manager, Roe MacDurmon, sampling her newly concocted version of apple pie or mint chocolate truffle bars. And if you happen to get to be a taste-tester while you shop, all the better!

Customers especially love the extensive Healthy Menu Items like Parmesan Chicken with Creamy Sage Sauce, boasting just 290 calories per serving. Flank Steak, Tilapia, Roast Beef, Pork Marsala and Salmon are also low-cal favorites. Custom dishes such as gluten-free creations are also available upon request.

Millie doesn’t even mind if you quietly take credit when you serve one of her fabulous meals. “I’m like your hairstylist,” she graciously concedes, “I won’t tell and no one has to know. I once had a customer tell me she’d been married seven years before her husband ever learned she couldn’t cook!”

Millie’s Table is located at 1333 N. Santa Fe Ave. in Edmond. Call 330-9156 or visit milliestable.com for details.

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