Wednesday, March 13, 2013

March Boat Club Potluck

Every month it's the same, an astounding variety of dishes and not only variety but deliciousness abounds.    This month there was such a gracious bounty I wasn't able to taste it all.

I do want to say Thank You to Cheryl-Ann, Quinn and Doug for hosting our monthly get-togethers,  we do appreciate them.

We had a crowd this month, and quite frankly some of the dishes were gone by the time I got to them.  But I did get to taste Miss Merle's Coconut Cream Pie.  She's a bit of a legend around here, and brought two pies for dessert.  I felt privileged I was able to snag a piece.  OK, so I went and got dessert before I finished eating my meal, I just didn't want to miss out on the pie.

So for those who keep track of these things, here's the round up of the dishes that were brought and shared this month.
 Deviled Eggs with Penguins guarding the olives, but they didn't do a good job, the olives and the eggs disappeared.   See the fingers reaching for the eggs, sheesh, some people. 

 Above, some Spanakopita Bites, I'll detail the how to's later on.
To the right here, Meatballs in a really yummy onion gravy.   By the time I got there the meatballs were gone, but the gravy, was awesome.  Of course I'm a sucker for onions anyway.
 Boiled taters and beans. 
 Taco Dip, and pardon the picture, but my camera decided to add some lines to this.  This was very good as well, and it disappeared in short order.

 Above, coleslaw, the good vinegary kind.

To the left, a rice dish that was very tasty,  I love rice.
 And to the right, Sausage Rolls, giggle.   Made by an English lady, so you know they were done right.   I indulged, and it made me realize just how much I love those.
 Grilled Sausage cooked with some cabbage, but served separately.   Found out they are stocked in our local grocery store, so guess who's going to buy some soon.

 An interesting salad.  Topped with cheese and mixed nuts.  And I had managed to snag some of this as well.
 Boiled Shrimp, simple and beautiful. 
 A salad made with apples and other good stuff. 
 Another plate of Deviled Eggs, which was a good thing, they are always a popular dish.
 Meatballs in Mushroom gravy.    I don't know if I should admit it, but I spooned some onto a slice of the herbed bread and had that.  I do love gravy on bread.  A little indulgence on my part. 
 Above some cheese and tomato topped Foccacia.

To the right, really awesome guacamole, with pico de gallo on top.  YUM
 The herbed bread I had with some mushroom gravy on top.
 Spinach Salad, with bacon and hard cooked eggs.   I really have to remember how much I like this kind of salad, so I can make it for myself sometime.
And last but certainly not least, Ham.  I have to learn how to make ham like this.  Tender, juicy, flavourful.

And for the desserts:

A nice mousse and cake layer.
 Miss Merle's Coconut Cream Pie.   She brought two, which was a very good thing. 
 Eclairs.  Nuff said. 
 Chocolate Cake
And last a Cherry Jello dessert.

You can understand why I didn't get to taste everything, there was just too much food.   I did overhear one lady asking who I was, cause I was taking pictures of the food, and it was explained that I had a food blog.   And you know when you're surrounded by awesome cooks and people who make wonderful food and best of all, share it at our monthly potlucks, it's nice to document it a little.   And besides which, this way I get recipes and how-to's and manage to add to my repertoire as well.

And that's it for March, whew.   Now to see if I can figure out what to make for our Tapas Night, which is coming up.   Putting the thinking cap on...
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.

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