Sunday, August 25, 2013

Tapas for August

Too much good food.  

Well it was Tapas Night last night. 

Nuff said.

No?  OK

As usual we had a great crowd here and some awesome food.    I love to see all the offerings, and best of all getting together with some great people.  

Here's an over view of the dishes.   And I wish I could say I sampled all of them, but alas, I can only eat so much.

Well, OK, so I had a bite of most of it.  And the scale proves it this morning. sigh...

We had Jalapeno Poppers, Pasta Salad, Rolled Eggplant and Turkey burrito's, Guacamole, and,

well go ahead and take a look...

 I put together some Guacamole,  which a friend of mine taught me how to make.   Thanks Jarrett, your recipe was a hit.   I'll share the how to's in another post.    I have to say the Tomato was out of my little back yard garden as was the cilantro.   I love using my own home grown stuff.  Makes me feel good.
 I made a Kentish Pie, and it was very good, and I will post this recipe in the next day or so. 
 There were some sliced meats and mini-Ciabatta Rolls
 There were Deviled Eggs. Have you noticed how often they are one of the first things to disappear off a table?   I managed to snap a picture before the hordes descended.    OK, so I used hostess privilege and elbowed my way in, and grabbed this picture just after Robin set the plate down  and smacked couple of of hands that were reaching for the eggs.  Just kidding.
 Isn't this pretty?    Sliced Tomatoes, with Feta Cheese and Basil.  Very nice. 
Nancy does some pretty stuff. 
 Little turkey rollups and Hummus and crackers.   Great combination.   Usually Marilyn makes a skillet cake, but this time she went savory, and it was good.
 Harriet made these, an eggplant and turkey rolled enchilada.   I'm so going to get this recipe.  They were yummy. 
 I'm not sure who brought these little stuffed peppers but oh were they good.   And the plate is so pretty. 

 Leon made some stuffed Jalapeno Poppers and ooh, were they good.  At least the one I got to taste, lovely and hot.  
This dish made my mouth sing.   I don't know what it is called, but I think I know who brought it and I'm going to strong arm them and get this recipe.   I need it.

 And then there was this awesome Pasta Salad.   I just love Pasta Salads, Jill made this one, so I knew it would be good, and it was.  I made sure I had some of it.  

Crostini for the following bruschetta.
 I apologize for the lousy picture, but this was so good.   I could have just sopped up the balsamic vinegar with a piece of bread and eaten it that way.  The Mozzarella was fresh and creamy and the combination was out of this world.  

 And more Guacamole.   Always a popular dish.

 And then there were the desserts. 
  Lots and lots of desserts, 
 Lemon Cake
 Chocolate Pie
Nancy also brought an Angel Food Cake.   And look at that cake plate and dome.   I have a cake plate, but I need a dome, just like that.   (I use a clear plastic salad bowl right now)   I do love me some Angel Food Cake. 
 Brenda made a Sweet Potato Pie and it was very good.   She actually made it from scratch, cooked the sweet potatoes and everything.   It was good.
 Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars.   OMG good.  And it sounds so easy to make.   I did get the recipe and I will share it here, soon,  These were a big hit.
 As were these.   I can't remember the same for these, but there good. 
And last but not least, Carrot Cake and Cherry bars.   I had one for breakfast cause they left me some, and it was good.

I'm sure I missed a couple of dishes, in fact I know I did.  There was also a bowl of fruit salad brought, and I missed it.

However, there was more than enough food, and best of all, we all had a great time.

Well, I did... 
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. looks like we missed a great time of food an friends soon though!


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