There was standing room only again. I know cause I didn't get to sit down once. But, I had great time chatting with people, a lot of people. A few newbies, and a lot of regular attendees.
However, I know you came here to find out what food was brought, go ahead, admit it. I took a lot of pictures last night, and I probably missed a dish or two, but hey, I like to visit and eat as well.
I thought I would add a couple of pictures of some of the prep work. I like to figure out what goes where, or rather what foods go in which dishes beforehand and put them out, ready to go.
I knew I wanted to put the cold cuts on these two plates, aren't they pretty, I got them last month from a local shop, Shop by the Sea (shameless plug here) has the most fun stuff. All kinds of collectibles and artwork.
I wanted to put out some Chips and Salsa as well. That long green platter is one I got at Shop by the Sea as well. I love it.
And I made some of my No-Knead Bread to go with the cold cuts.
Also I love to see the serving dishes that people bring, I'm a sucker for a pretty dish.
'Sous-vide' cooked Beef Salad.
Sous-vide is a method of cooking under vacuum and you can do some incredible dishes using this process. And this salad was wonderful, the meat was as tender as you could wish and evenly cooked.
I should say that sometimes, it's hard to get to the table to take pictures, but I manage to get pictures of most of the dishes.
To the right some pickles.
Front, an assortment of pickles, to the left going clockwise. Fresh corn salad, chips, deviled eggs, fish, carrot salad, fruit plate, sous-vide salad and rollups.
Rollups, pickle plate, corn salad, chips, deviled eggs, potato chips and dip, pork riblets, carrot salad, fruit plate, sous-vide.
You think we have enough food here?
I'm getting tired of typing, well not really. But I do have more pictures.
Freedom by name), was full as well, I had put out some cold cuts, along with my bread and in the back ground the bean dip.
I have to say I love this island, not only do I have a dedicated prep area, it also adds some needed counter space for some of the food people bring.
I made another attempt at Sweet and Sticky wings as well. I've almost got it. But I'll keep trying. I used a new ingredient this time and of course I'll share the recipe here, but not right now.
And finally, last, but not least, never least, we have desserts.
And chocolate cake slices, gotta have some chocolate, somewhere.
Here's a long shot of the desserts, in the foreground, what looked to be really good bars, I say looked to be good, cause I didn't get a chance to taste them, they were gone when I finally made my way over to the dessert table. They're the fun layered ones made with saltines as a base and chocolate on top.
Back of them are the tarts, chocolate cake and angel food cake.
Stay tuned, there's more to come.