Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Young Women's Dinner

For mutual last night I taught the Beehives how to make a 3 course meal. We had bruchetta, aloha chicken with rice and peanut butter cup bars. It was delicious & a lot of fun.

Cheesecake Factory Bruschetta

1 1/2 cups chopped Roma tomatoes
3 tablespoons diced red onions
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash freshly ground black pepper
1/2 loaf French baguette or crusty Italian bread

Combine tomatoes, red onion, garlic and basil in a medium bowl. Add 1/2 tablespoon of oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and mix well. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for one hour.

When ready to serve, preheat broiler and slice the baguette in 1-inch slices on a 45 degree angle to make 5 to 7 slices of bread.

Combine remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil with the garlic salt. Brush entire surface of both sides of each slice with olive oil mixture. Broil slices for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side, until surface starts to brown. Arrange bread like wheel spokes on serving plate. Spoon the chilled tomato in neatly onto bread slices where they meet at the center of the plate.

Aloha Chicken
- Schoen Family

2 c Aloha Soy Sauce (any Hawaiian brand soy sauce will work.
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs (it really needs to be thighs)
1 c sugar
1 T garlic, minced
2 t ginger, minced

Put all ingredients in a saucepan and boil for 45 mins. I put mine in a crock pot on low for about 6-7 hours.

Reeses Peanut Butter Bars
- Lisa Hinson

two sticks softened butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1 cup powdered milk (I would sift this, mine had some little milk chunks in it)
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups (or so) crunchy peanut butter

Spread in a 9x13 (or so) pan. It's thick, like playdough.

Melt in a pot a 24oz bag of Milk chocolate chips (not semi-sweet)
Spread over peanut butter mixture and refrigerate.
They need to get cold to "set", but they taste better (and cut easier) if they're room temperature.

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