Saturday, April 11, 2009

Thursday Night Supper Club Version 1.0

Thursday evening, Lynn and I invited some friends over for a special supper of Graziano's Italian sausage, big green salad w/ veggies and Mocha Punch. Everyone really seemed to enjoy the food and the great conversation.

I put a note on my Facebook page and there seemed to be some interest about the menu and how I prepared the food.

Here we go:

Graziano's Sausage Sandwiches: 1/4 pound patty grilled, served on a hard roll w/ pizza sauce and garlic spread. Mozzarella cheese and about 10 minutes in a 350 degrees oven, wrapped on foil to melt the cheese. Serve piping hot!

Big Green Salad: Two bags of Romain Lettuce and as much of the following as you feel you can handle! Red, yellow and orange peppers, red onion, carrots and cucumbers. Top with a bit of red wine vinaigrette.

Mocha Punch: Ingredients: 6 cups water, 1/2 cup instant chocolate drink mix, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup instant coffee granules, 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, 1/2 gallon chocolate ice cream.

Directions: In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from the heat. Add drink mix, sugar and coffee; stir until dissolved. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
About 30 minutes before serving, pour mixture into a large punch bowl. Add ice cream by scoopfuls; stir until partially melted.

20-25 servings (about 5 quarts).

Now it is all up to you!


PS: I almost forgot...Special thanks to Barb Betz for providing the fixins for the punch!


Anonymous said...

Can you get Graziano's sausage in Clear Lake?

Big Bro

Pastor Steve Cox said...

Hey Big Bro....

I have to have the kids import the sausage to Clear Lake from Ankeny. The Fareway in Ankeny does carry the good stuff but not in Clear Lake.

You want I should pack some in dry ice and ship to you?????

Maybe we could work out a deal!