Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Chicken Satay is tender pieces of marinated chicken cooked on skewers that originated in Southeast Asia. For a quick weeknight meal, skip the skewers and this dish will come together in minutes. We love serving this dish as an appetizer. Bring this to the next potluck or BBQ and it will be the hit of the party!

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Classic Italian Garden Salad

Classic Italian Garden Salad 
Serves 4-6 

Whenever we bring this salad to a party people are always grabbing for second helpings!  It is fresh & punchy, with lots of colour and adaptability.   The dressing can be made well ahead of time, in a blender, just be sure to bring it to room temp before serving.   

1 large clove garlic
1⁄4 cup white wine vinegar
1⁄2 tsp.celery salt
1⁄4 tsp. mustard powder
1⁄4 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. sugar
2 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
1⁄2 cup olive oil
Good pinches each of salt & freshly ground black pepper
1 head of lettuce (iceberg), torn 
1⁄2 red onion, thinly sliced 
1 tomato, in wedges 
Celery & cucumber, sliced (optional) 
6-8 Pepperoncini (pickled) peppers sliced
6-8 Black olives pitted & halved 

  1. Thinly slice red onion and place in a small bowl with cold water and a good pinch of salt. Set aside.
  2. Roughly chop lettuce and place in a bowl. Wedge tomato. Add olives and pepperoncini to bowl, add cucumber & celery if using. 
  3. Make Vinaigrette: Place garlic, vinegar, celery salt, mustard powder, oregano, sugar, 2 tbsp. of parmesan cheese & a good pinch of each salt and pepper in blender. Blend on high for 20-30 seconds.
  4. Reduce blender speed and drizzle in olive oil. Pour into a jar and set aside until ready to toss salad.
  5. Leftover vinaigrette will keep in a jar, refrigerated for a week. Shake well before using.


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Homemade 'Orange Julius' !

1/2 can frozen orange juice
1 1/2 cup milk
1 raw egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 banana, fresh or frozen (optional)
1 tbsp. sugar
2 cups ice cubes
water, if needed
Vodka, if using, about 1 oz per drink
  1. Place everything in blender (except water and vodka, if using).
  2. Blend on high speed until nice and frothy, adding water if necessary, about 1 minute.
  3. Pour into two classes (breakfast size)  
  4. Pour into 4 coupe classes and add vodka if using, (adult afternoon sipper)

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