Last night was no exception. I got to make a couple of new dishes, and tried some totally fantastic offerings, and it was all good.
I know you can't wait to read what I made, but you'll just have to, so there! Tired of waiting? OK, well, as you may have read I try to keep a stocked pantry and fridge and basically made my contributions out of that.
Let me digress here a moment. I usually have at least one package of cream cheese in my fridge, it's such a multi purpose item, you can do so much with a block of cream cheese, think about it. See what I mean, I got you thinking, didn't I? I just got the idea for a blog post, the many uses for Cream Cheese. Sorry, I do tend to get distracted, sometimes.
I used Ina Garten's recipe for a Smoked Salmon Spread, and it was so good. I had a package of Smoked Salmon in the cupboard, and had all the rest of the items in my fridge.
Also put out a dish of chips and salsa, and finally... I know I get carried away sometimes, but I made a couple of pizza's. They're finger food, right? If you cut them right.
I made what a friend once called a 'Lady's Pizza',
and also a regular Peppperoni with Veggies Pizza.
And both seemed to be well received. I used a package pizza dough, the kind where you add water and then make the dough, I had a couple of packages in the pantry already. And of course had all the rest of the fixin's in the fridge. I told you this was out of my pantry and fridge this time.
And we had a wide variety of offerings this time, all the way from Stuffed Grape Leaves to a Jamaican Curry Chicken salad with Mango Chutney. Hmmmm, we had the gamut, Greek, Italian, Jamaican, Southern, Mid-Eastern, and American foods. It was a multi-cultural event. How about that!
I'll post the recipe for the Pizza's and the Smoked Salmon tomorrow, since this post is getting a little long.