Tuesday, January 15, 2013

January Boat Club Potluck

Every month it's the same, outrageously good food.   Sigh...   I'm talking about our monthly Boat Club potluck.   We have great food, great conversations, and meet new people.   Oh, and play games as well.   Last night there was a scrabble game, a gin rummy game and Fact or Crap game going.   I wasn't in the mood to play any of them so I went out on the deck and enjoyed a very lovely balmy, warm January night.  And took a couple of pictures of the harbour as well.
I brought some Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes, and will tell you the 'how to's ' in another post.   To be honest, I had no idea what I was making until yesterday morning when that famous AHA moment happened.  I'd toyed with several ideas, but it wasn't until I looked at the 5 pounds of potatoes I had in the cupboard that it hit me.  Stuffed Baked Potatoes, I had all the ingredients in house so there it was.
Stuffed Baked Potatoes

 And now for some of the other offerings.   They were all good, as usual.  And I love it when someone brings something unusual.

We had everything from some lovely Ceviche to Bean Dip, Soup to several lovely salads.
Here they are.
 Ceviche, very nice, and looked so pretty in the blue bowl.    See what I mean, something fun and different.   And I noticed a lot of people were going back for seconds.
 Macaroni Salad.  I have to say, I'm such a sucker for pasta.    And this was a great salad.
 Bean Salad, with some lovely fresh Rosemary on top.   Doug said he also added some Hominy to it, cause he likes Hominy, and it was very good.
 Sweet Potato casserole, you can't see it under the yummy topping, but it was sublime.
 Curried Rice Salad.   I kinda had a heaping serving of this.   I do love Curry, and this salad was so good.   I'm still dreaming of this.
 Taboulli, always a great dish.   So light and flavourful.   This recipe was a tad different, some almonds had been added and they were a great addition.

 Lovely Pasta with sundried tomatoes and cheese.  And it looked so pretty, and tasted wonderful.

 Spiced Ham slices and crackers, very nice and I noticed that it disappeared quickly.
 Really great soup, thick and flavourful with lots of sausage and other goodies in there.    This would be so good with a hunk of crusty bread.
 Corn Pudding.   I thought it was cornbread at first glance, but it was chockful of corn.  And very good as well.   Hmmm, in retrospect it would have gone very well with the soup.  
Orzo and Chicken, again, a dish I love to eat. 
 And I had a nice helping of it.

An assortment of cakes for dessert.    I know the lady who baked them, and they are always yummy.  

There were also chips and dip but I didn't get any pictures of them.     All in all a typical Boat Club gathering, and I am so glad I live here now and can participate.   Now, I just have track down the recipes for a couple of these dishes, I do like to add to my repertoire.

Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

1 comment:

  1. Everything was great last night as usual. My favorites were the macaroni salad and the cornbread, but EVERYTHING was delish!
    - Debi


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