Monthly Archives: August 2015

Let Us Cater Your Indian Wedding

Posted on August 31, 2015

At Ranch Events, we understand just how important your wedding is. Everything for your Wedding day needs to be perfect, right down to the food. This is where we can help you make your special day even more magical. Our culinary experts will prepare the freshest food available so that your family and friends can enjoy your celebration.

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Our dedicated staff of professional chiefs and servers will work hard to provide you with the most delicious food for your wedding. We pride ourselves in providing quality service and great food. Our traditional Indian dishes that are most authentic and if you are looking for a taste of home, you can find it when the food is prepared by Ranch Events.

Ranch Events has helped many couples with their Indian wedding ceremony & catering needs. We have buffet equipment that we can set up at location of your choice. If you have a large group that is going to be in attendance, we will be able to accommodate your every need.

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No matter what size Indian weddings you are planning, we can handle the job. We have many people on staff and will provide you with excellent service on the day of your big event. You can choose from our catering menu or tell us what you are looking for. We can handle special request as we have a wide range of foods; so finding something you love will be easy.

Because Indian wedding ceremonies are colorful as demonstrated by the garments the bride and groom wear; our Floral Department specialists will work closely with you to enhance and augment your vibrant event.

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So if you have a wedding that is in the near future, or just several months away, why not give us a call? We look forward to hearing from you!

Celebrate National Banana Split Day

Posted on August 25, 2015

Banana split

National Banana Split Day is celebrated annually on August 25th!

Classically served in a long dish, called a boat, a banana is cut in half lengthwise and laid in the dish with scoops of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream placed in between. The strawberry ice cream is complimented with pineapple topping, chocolate syrup is poured on the vanilla ice cream and strawberry topping covers the chocolate ice cream. Crushed nuts, whipped cream and maraschino cherries garnish the entire boat.

Today, there are many variations to the classic banana split.

The banana split was invented by a 23-year-old apprentice pharmacist in Latrobe, Pennsylvania in 1904. David Evans Strickler enjoyed inventing sundaes at the store’s soda fountain. The first “banana-based triple ice cream sundae” sold for 10 cents which was double the cost of all other sundaes.

Enjoy this “tried and true” Banana Split Cheesecake recipe:

Ingredients:
1 cup packaged chocolate cookie crumbs (such as Oreo)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon butter or stick margarine, melted
Cooking spray

Filling:
3 (8-ounce) blocks fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 (8-ounce) block 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
1 (8-ounce) carton low-fat sour cream
1 ½ cups sugar
1 ½ cups mashed ripe banana
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 large eggs

Toppings:
1/3 cup canned crushed pineapple in juice, drained
1/3 cup strawberry sundae syrup
1/3 cup chocolate syrup
¼ cup chopped pecans, toasted
16 maraschino cherries, drained

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 325°.

To prepare crust, combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl; toss with a fork until moist. Press into bottom of a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray.

To prepare filling, beat cheeses and sour cream at high speed of a mixer until smooth. Add 1 1/2 cups sugar, banana, flour, and vanilla; beat well. Add eggs, 1 at a time; beat well after each addition.

Pour cheese mixture into prepared pan; bake at 325° for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until almost set. Cheesecake is done when the center barely moves when pan is touched. Remove cheesecake from oven; run a knife around outside edge. Cool cheesecake to room temperature. Cover and chill for at least 8 hours. Top each serving with 1 teaspoon pineapple, 1 teaspoon strawberry syrup, 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup, 3/4 teaspoon pecans, and 1 cherry.

On this warm day, celebrate National Banana Split Day with a nice cold banana split boat and don’t forget the cherry on top!