Saturday, August 14, 2010

Dinner Club

Monthly Feature

Each month...six friends get together for great food and good times! Check out the recipes and rundown.

The Shalins hosted and made the appetizers and entree. The Shooks brought over tasty beverages, and the Jaegers were in charge of dessert. Here's how it broke down:

Theme: Herbs Galore

Panzanella a la Kevin (recipe below is similar...I recommend adding a cheese like Fontina)

Asparagus and Green Beans with Tarragon Lemon Dipping Sauce

Main Course:
Flank Steak with Saucy Mushrooms

Smashed Potatoes

Roasted Orange Cauliflower with Greens Beans and Zucchini

Toss vegetables in olive oil, salt, cayenne pepper, and fresh garlic. Bake in a 425 degree oven fo 15 minutes.


Lemon Wow Cake

Traditional Mojitos

I've never chopped so many herbs in all my life. The food and drinks were perfection. Molly ate about 75% of the Panzanella. Everyone else got a bite and seemed to like it. I loved the mojitos. The Lemon Wow Cake lived up to its name...and even kept with the theme by containing trace amounts of dried tarragon. Finally, steak smothered in a tri-mushroom sauce is never ever a bad thing. Conversation spanned from highly intelligent to borderline insane. All and all...another great Dinner Club!

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