Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Supper Club at the Ranch

This past Saturday my man and I went to the Big Red Kitchen for a hootin' and hollarin' good time. You see about 4 years ago Robin, Rindy and I started a supper club. Each couple takes a turn to host the club. The host chooses the theme, menu and sometimes a guest couple. The host sends out the menu and assigns the other couples a dish or two to make. This time Robin hosted and chose a cowboy ranch theme. Oh my goodness, was it fun. My sister-in-law, Christy, loaned me some chaps and I already had a cowboy hat and boots.

Robin, Rindy and me
My man wore his cowboy hat too.

my man, Big Red Kitchen man, and KitchenKlique man

We had Cowboy caviar and armadillo knuckles for appetizers.
The main meal was T-bone steaks, baked potatoes, Texas toast and salad. For dessert we had peach cobbler and vanilla ice cream.

Check out how cute the place setting is. Robin cut the pockets off of her kids worn out jeans. She is so clever.

We also tried axe throwing. That is harder than it looks, I'll just say that. I am going to share some pictures with you. You can read more and see more pictures at Robin and Rindy's sites.
Robin from BigRedKitchen and Rindy from KitchenKlique blog talkin'

At the end of the night we were all sooo full. Just ready to explode. We really enjoy every moment we have with these other couples. True friends are the ones you can share poop jokes and high school year books with. And they are true friends.

Robin sent us home with leftover steak and potatoes. Sunday morning my man made breakfast of steak, eggs and pan fried potatoes. That steak was still tender and yummy.

I want to share with you the recipe we were assigned...Cowboy Caviar. When I was making this I thought I wouldn't like it. It has red peppers and red onions. I am not a fan of either. However, I try to be polite and try things, plus I had to see if it tasted ok before I served it. Heavens to Betsy, it was so good. Even my man liked it and he can't stand peppers. There was just a little left and I brought it on home. My lunch Sunday was cowboy caviar and chips. So, give it a try.

Cowboy Caviar
1/2 cup prepared Italian Dressing
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. chili powder
2 T. chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp tabasco sauce
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can shoepeg corn, drained
1 med red onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 tomato chopped fine
juice of one lime
1 tsp. kosher salt
Mix all together and serve with Tostito chips.

the ingredients

chopping peppers and onions... baby girl took this photo while I chopped.

my baby girl adding the spices.

Here is Sky begging. She'll beg for anything. She even ate a piece of red pepper that fell on the floor. Crazy mutt.

Have a happy day.


Rindy R said...

What a fun night! Thanks for letting me re-live it at Bri's Tiki Bar! Love you guys!

Robin Sue said...

Even Sky want Cowboy Caviar! Funny about the peppers! I don't care for them either and reduced the amount by 3/4's! Funny. You are so polite! It was a great night, loved the chaps. I think you should grocery shop in them! Love getting together with my Supper Club girls, always a funny time!

Eddie said...

Your blog turned out great! Keep up the great work!!