I was standing at the sink...
At any rate, I really don't mind washing the wine glasses and tidying up after one of our Tapas nights. It means I get to think about how fortunate I am, not only do I have friends, but I have people in my life who love to come on over once a month and have a good time. I'm very thankful for my house, for being able to host these gatherings, and most of all, for my friends, new and old and those I've not met yet. You see, we encourage, nay, insist that people we don't even know come on over, and every month there is at least one, if not more new faces. Some people try to make it every month, others come when they can, there is no pressure to 'come on over', if you feel like it, you show up with an appetizer in hand and visit. We've met some really cool people doing this, and better yet, have made friends of them.
One aspect of these gatherings is that I get to cook and try new recipes and also try what everyone else brings. Along the way, I've picked up lots and lots of recipes, and a couple of extra pounds. But we won't discuss that today.
I had fun making some new things yesterday, and I'll detail them in another post, but I know you're waiting to see some of the dishes that were presented last night. Oh, come on, you know you were. At least my loyal few readers were.
We had quite the gamut of dishes, as usual. From nuts to soup, well, salad at any rate.
|Taffy Apple Salad|
Now that I got the dessert type stuff out of the way, here are a few more dishes...
Really had a great kick. And I'll be getting the recipe for it, giggle. Sorry, I didn't mean to giggle out loud, but this would be so awesome with some broiled chicken, and wrapped into a tortilla.
Above here, (I neglected to get a picture of them on the buffet, sigh.) Baked Cheese dip, the one to the right had bacon bits added to it, and the one to the left was basically cheese. They didn't last long either. I served them with some toasted bread rounds.
And I didn't get a picture of the Syrian Style Stuffed Grape leaves either, but you know, I had guests and was having fun. So there.
I'll be posting the how to's on my other dishes later on. In the meantime, I need to go finish cleaning up.