My next post was going to be my 500th post!
Which is this one, and what do you say?
Well, obviously I've had a lot to say, right up to this, my 500th post.
I've shared recipes, told you all about some of the great potlucks I either attend or host. I've eaten a lot of great food, which unfortunately has shown up on my waist, and my butt and ... sigh
I've gotten to travel all over the world, recipe wise, trying food from a lot of different cuisines.
And what a world of deliciousness there is out there. And I'm still traveling and trying and learning.
And I've gotten to know some great bloggers, been totally intimidated by some of the stuff they do, and found wonderful recipes as part of the Secret Recipe Club.
I had thought of making a totally incredible dish, then casually mentioning at the end of the post that this was my 500th post.
But I thought it might get lost, and gee, I think that the 500th post deserves to stand on it's own, as well.
Have I mentioned the number enough times? No? I think I have.
So, just for fun, let me do a quick look back on the very first post I ever did, on this blog that is.
I basically set out what I wanted to do here, which was share recipes, mine and that of our friends. I also said I'd share the dishes that were brought on Tapas Night as well as our Boat Club potlucks. At the time I wasn't a member of the Secret Recipe Club, that came a little later on. I did have some recipes on my other blog, which was a catchall of pictures and recipes and...
My next blog posting was a recipe, for Chicken Piccata, Sid Style. Which ranks up there as one of my all time favourite dishes.
Which, I just happened to make for us last week again.
Which reminds me, I need to put capers on the shopping list, I used up the last of them.
I also made some Refried Beans that month and shared the how-to's here. And this is something I do make a lot.
Why buy a can when you can make it yourself ? and this way it's cheaper and you know what's in it as well. I will be forever grateful to Ta for showing me how dead simple this is.
BTW, this is killer on Nacho's and inside burrito's and just eating with a little bit of cheese on top.
And since I do like a little hot, which you might have surmised if you've read any part of this blog, I talked about my Hot Buffalo Bites which I made for Boat Club.
I make this for my DH from time to time as he's not a fan of Buffalo Wings.
That first month I also talked about my Spice Drawer. I don't know if I should admit it or not, but I've got lots more spices now. In fact, I have some residing in the pantry at the moment, just waiting for their moment of glory.
And then I made me some Black Olive Tapenade. If you have leftover black olives, try making this as a nice spread. I can eat it by the spoonful myself.
Even for myself, I still made the plate look pretty.
That month I also made some Sushi, California Rolls to be exact for our Tapas Night. . I also made a Tri Colored Terrine, which kinda bombed. sigh.
Chicken Fried Chicken Which makes an awesome topper for a salad.
Well, that's a reprise of my first month's blogging. I still remember some of those dishes very fondly.
I might have trouble remembering someone's name sometimes, but I remember the dish they brought to the gathering.
Also I want to share this link, where Rakuten Essential reblogged my post about Vegetarian Potstickers. I got a kick out of that one.
And it's Tapas Time this weekend, so you know there's some deliciousness coming soon.