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1205 Johnson Ferry Rd Suite 136-419 Marietta, GA 30068

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Casual Party Menu

Casual Party Menu

When you have a party for yourself, the easiest recipes are what's on order. Since this is a very casual party, the food doesn't need to be expensive, just tasty. The party is at 7:30 p.m. so the guests will be expecting dinner. I call this stuff pick-up food. I don't like to bother with plates but some people do. Definitely no utensils. You must serve a meat or two, a seafood, a vegetable, a starch of some sort, a cheese, and a sweet. The starch can be in the form of a dip with crackers or chips. A seven-layer dip would be good at this party; maybe one of my friends will bring it.

The flank steak should be grilled and then chilled, you can take it back to the grocery store and ask the butcher to shave it. They should do it for free. The steak needs to be marinated. I sell the best marinade on the site, Dr. Pete's Burgundy marinade, but since I'm not solicitous, I'll give you a recipe.  Many local family style restaurants have superb rolls that you can order ahead and pick up the day of the party. The cheese platter can be bought at the grocery deli department or you can make up your own. For this party I strongly recommend American cheeses, even a hunka Velveeta. The vegetables should be fresh cut, grab the baby carrots to make it easy. I'm going to use one of the dip mixes I sell, so you're on your own for that one. And last but not least, I would have to be a fool not to serve my cookies that I so diligently perfected over the years. You can buy them on the site, or you can get a birthday cake, just make sure you spell my name correctly on it, W E S L E Y.

This menu serves 25 (I will be tripling it!)

Marinated Sliced Flank Steak with store bought rolls

Pigs in a Blanket

Buffalo Chicken Wings

Vegetables with Dip

Cheese Platter

Shrimp Dip

Wesley's Cookies

 

Marinated Sliced Flank Steak:

Marinated Flank Steak:

1 flank steak

1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup oil (any type except motor)

1 teaspoon rosemary

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 tablespoon pepper

Marinate the steak for about 6 hours then grill it over hot coals or high heat for about 4 minutes per side. You want the steak to be rare or it will be tough. Let it cool and refrigerate it. Slice it very thinly on the diagonal, shave it if you can.

Serve this steak with rolls and a good mustard or some mayonnaise mixed with sour cream and horseradish.

Pigs in a Blanket:

12 ounces frozen puff pastry, thawed

6 all-beef hotdogs

1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese

1/2 cup Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons cream

On a lightly floured surface, unfold the puff pastry. Lay one hot dog across the sheet and cut it just wide enough to hold the hot dog end to end. Without sealing the pastry, roll it around the hot dog, leaving a 1/4 inch overlap, and cut; unroll the pastry from the hot dog. Using this rectangle as a guide, cut five more pieces of pastry to the same size.

Sprinkle the cheese over the pastry, place a hot dog on each piece, and roll up. Seal the seam with cold water. Cut each rolled hot dog crosswise into 4 segments. Place the pieces seam side down, on a parchment lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Meanwhile combine the mustard and cream. Bake the pigs in a 450-degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes until they are golden brown. Place on a serving platter and spear with toothpicks. Serve with the mustard cream.

Buffalo Chicken Wings:

Chicken wings (however many you want)

Butter

Hot sauce (do not use Tabasco)

Oil to fry in

Blue Cheese Dressing

There are no quantities in this recipe. Heat the oil to 375. Wash and dry the chicken wings. You do know to cut them up and discard the tips, don't you? Fry them until crispy, about 5 minutes or so. Make the sauce by melting the butter in a pan and adding the hot sauce. It should be 1 part butter to 2 parts sauce. You can add a dash of vinegar if you want or some cayenne pepper to make it hotter. Dip the wings in the sauce and serve with blue cheese dressing.

Shrimp Dip:

3 cans of shrimp, try to get deveined ones

16 ozs. Sour cream

16 ozs. Cream cheese, softened

1 cup minced celery

1 cup minced onion

Dash Worcestershire sauce

Juice of 2 lemons

Cayenne pepper

Mash the shrimp in a bowl with the cream cheese. Add the rest and sprinkle cayenne pepper on the top as a garnish. Serve with Pepperidge Farm Butter Thins

Vegetables and Dip:

Cut up carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower

Blanch them along with asparagus, snow peas, and green beans

Use cherry tomatoes and black olives also

Make some kind of dip, I'm using Sheila's Creamy Dill Dip Mix and Pelican Bay's Tomato Horseradish Dip Mix

Serve them on a platter. I use a hollowed out cabbage as a container for the dip

Cheese Platter:

Cut up cheese and serve with crackers. You can roll up salami too.



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