Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Dinner Club




Dinner Club last Saturday night was another success. As usual, we all had a great time and the food was awesome. The Shalins hosted and made the appetizers and entree. The Shooks brought over tasty beverages, and the Jaegers were on dessert detail. Here's how it broke down:

Theme: Going Green (Didn't make my guests recycle their food, rather...every dish had a green element)

Appetizers:
Corn and Avocado Salsa
Avocado Stuffed Yams

Entree:
Shrimp with Penne and Zucchini

Dessert:
Grandma's Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie (rhubarb is somewhat green)

Drinks:
Wine and Pineapple Upside Down Cake Martini (ok...no green here, but I bet you're green with envy)

Above... is the picture of the salsa...that was a hit. The yams were good, somewhat interesting, but I would probably take a pass on doing that recipe again. Thought the entree was very healthy, but still was quite tasty. The zucchini really sucked up that lime juice. The drinks and dessert were perfect. If you have the patience to make pie crust like Carrie did, that recipe is a winner.

Recipes:
1. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-challenge/grandmas-strawberry-rhubarb-pie-recipe/index.html (***NOTE***Carrie recommends adding extra 2 TBSP of cornstarch to filling)

2. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Corn-and-Avocado-Salsa/Detail.aspx

3. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Avocado-Stuffed-Yams/Detail.aspx

4. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Shrimp-with-Penne-and-Squash/Detail.aspx

2 comments:

mickihopkins said...

i ... am speechless, this all sounds so amazing!

kshalin said...

That's what she said.

Seriously though...we all really have such a fun time with it.