November Gourmet Dinner Night 2011

Orange Red Leaf Salad

1/2 tsp orange peel grated
1/3 cup orange juice concentrate
1 pkg Italian dressing mix
2 T red wine vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 T sugar

Mix dressing with red leaf lettuce, candied almonds, bacon, swiss cheese, mandarin oranges and craisins.

Cucumber Sparkling Drink

2 cucumbers thinly sliced
1-2 liter Sprite or Diet Sprite
Canned frozen limeade

Marinade sliced cucumbers in limeade for a few hours until ready to serve. Put cucumbers and limeade in a punch bowl. Cover with ice and Sprite.


1 8 oz cream cheese
1 no bean chili
1/2-1 cup salsa

Heat and serve with tortilla chips.

Chocolate Bundt Cake

1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup sugar
1 small instant chocolate fudge pudding
3/4 cup oil
3/4 cup water
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
12 oz. bag semi sweet chocolate chips

Mix all ingredients together. Bake in a greased and floured bundt pan at 350 degrees fro 50-60 min. Dust with powdered sugar. Serve with fudge sauce

Fudge Sauce

2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup butter
1 can evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla

Melt butter then add sugar and cocoa. When dissolved add 1 can evaporated milk. Boil 4 min and remove from heat then add 1 tsp vanilla. It thickens as it cools.

Turkey Panini

Boars Head Honey Maple Turkey ( best of all times turkey)
Havarti cheese
Cranberry Jalapeno spread from Hagermans or Harmons
Artisan Bread from Hagermans

Tomato Basil Soup

Artisan Fresh from Sams Club