Let me tell you about the time I accidentally took my in-laws to a topless show.
Did you have a second to digest that? Good. Here’s what happened. They came to visit us here in Las Vegas and I thought it would be a good idea to see a classic Vegas Showgirl kind of show. I just envisioned girls in elaborate costumes with the big feather hat things. There was some of that…but mostly it was just boobies, boobies and more boobies. The look on their sweet southern conservative faces!
Oh well, I’m sure it’s a story we’ll talk about for years to come! I’m hoping it gets a laugh or two at The Novice Gardner’s Fiesta Friday.
But before I subjected them to the nudie show, we went to a restaurant at the Cosmopolitan. I thought the main dishes were just okay, but the appetizer was outstanding–Sausage Stuffed Fried Olives.
These would be a great at your next get-together.
Sausage Stuffed Fried Olives
1 16 oz Jar of Green Olives, Rinsed and Drained (If you can only find the kind with Pimentos…they are very easy to remove with a toothpick)
1 Hot Italian Sausage Link, Removed from Casing
1 Cup of Flour
1 Cup of Italian Bread Crumbs
4 Cups of Vegetable or Canola Oil
Marinara Sauce (Click here for my recipe)
Rinse and drain olives. Remove sausage from casing. With a toothpick, stuff olives with sausage. Set up an assembly line of a small plate with flour, a small bowl of 2 beaten eggs and another small plate of bread crumbs. Roll the olives in flour, then egg, then bread crumbs. Heat a large skillet on medium high heat with oil. Place Olives in pan and cook for about 3 minutes until you can see the bottom browning. Flip the olives once and cook for about another 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel to drain. Let cool and serve with tomato sauce.