Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Family Fun Day

Every so often birthdays come and go and you lose track of who's birthday it was...Well we had a few birthdays that we needed to recognize so some of the family got together to just relax and enjoy each other's company. Pat was just back from his shark dive at the Riverhead Aquarium, so he would bring his appetite and so did the rest of us.

Brother Drew arrived with his new facial hair and after a series of insults he got through the front door. Personally I didn't mind the mustache, he looked like my Uncle Johnny, so it was kind of cool I guess. Anyway, its always great to have Drew over because I love to cook with him. He is a really good cook and has many years or restaurant experience, but he doesn't cook like it. he cooks like a guy who just likes to cook, like me. So it was fun to try and impress him. It's a great time for me to hang with him and buddy up. He and I have cooked for many people in freezing cold, snow, pouring rain and blazing sun in parking lots, so this was a cake walk.

We had the fryer out, so it was a fry day. Fried shrimp, fried squid and home made French Fries were the starters, along with Matt's Lil' Smokey's. Moira handled the salad, much to Tara's chagrin and when were all about stuffed we made dinner.

Mary Beth brought the goods with her chicken cutlets! Oh, they were right on, and perfect meatballs with sauce to go along. My mouth is currently watering thinking about it. She can sling it too.
Drew and I did the pasta and fish. It was linguine with white clam sauce and shrimp scampi. All four burners were working as Drew demonstrated his counterclockwise circle stir. It's never been seen before and may never be seen again. Four dozen chopped cherrystone clams took a bath in garlic, oil, white wine and clam broth. It did the clams well because they looked relaxed and well rested. Oh yeah, they tasted great too! The scampi opted for the hot coal feeling of the cast iron pans. They too never looked better as Drew finished them with a lemon bath.

All and all, it was a great time with the family. That is simply what B.I.S.Co is around for. A great time with my family or with yours...

Shark man & Drew with clam sauce and shrimp scampi

Fried Shrimp w/ Home made FF & Crispy Fried Calamari w/banana peppers


  1. That was a great day at Craig's apartment, great food and best of all great company. It was nice to be together with the family after being snowed in out in NJ and it gave the feeling that spring is just around the corner. It was also good to see Mom and Dad G before thier trip to Hilton Head and its always fun to see Dad bond with Gary Ganz. Craig it is my pleasure and honor to cook with you wherever it may be, love ya buddy!! And just to set the record straight it was two pans of clam sauce, one clockwise and the other counter clockwise- that is a feat unto itself!! Again a great day in Woodside!

  2. A great day it was! Craig, you always make sure your parties are fun and relaxed--not an easy task when you are feeding a dozen hungry folks. Your love of cooking, family and good times is evident in every dish you serve at every party you host!


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