Sunday, November 24, 2013

Tapas for November

Note to self:   When laying in bed after another Tapas night, write down the brilliant words you think of to start off a post.  
Failing that, wake up the next morning and try to recreate the brilliant words you thought of the night before.

Aw, heck with that.    We had way too much great food again, and such a wonderful variety as well.   I didn't get to taste a lot of it this time, and I'm so sorry. 

But I tried.  

As usual, I had some wonderful conversations with people, got to sit down and talk with a lot of people, and basically just enjoyed the fellowship. 

Here's the rundown, of the foods that is.  

 Bread and Butter Pickles.  
 PASTA!!  You know I get excited when I see pasta in any form.   And look what was brought last night.  
 And more, a Lasagna type bake
 Pasta Salad, no need for more words. 
 Green Beans with Bacon.   So good.  I managed to get a shot before they all disappeared.
 Smoked Salmon, (and notice the good shot I got of these).  The Dane in me came out, and I scarfed up a couple.   Well, we Danes do love our smoked and preserved fish.
 Awesome!  Only word for this Cheese ball.   Pimento's, Pecans, Bacon.  Really do you need more of a description, or is your mouth watering?   I'm so going to get the recipe for this.
 Bacon and Jalapeno's together?  Oh so very good.  I did manage to snag the last one too.  Well, I am the hostess, it's acceptable for me to take the last one, especially when there was only one left after I put the camera away and got back to the table.
 Ravioli  ( I did say it was a good Pasta night, didn't I?)   I'm just sorry, this picture did not do it justice.  My camera was misbehaving.   Doesn't like pinks and reds together.

 Potato Casserole, very good.   I love carbs.
 Gingered Carrots, and look at that lovely casserole dish.  It was made by Marion (Earthsong Pottery), one of our guests, and she made the platter to the right as well.
 Here's a better shot of the platter.  Oh, and the cream cheese and crackers as well. 
 Pinwheels.  I love these things, and am so glad they were brought.

 Shrimp are always popular, as you can see from the few left on this platter.   Sorry, the shot was a little out of focus.  My camera doesn't always behave.  It had nothing to do with the operator.
Taquitos!  Sorry, I love these things.  They are too moreish.

Home made bread and butter, courtesy of Moi.   I really love this No Knead Bread.  My only issue with it is that I keep making it and eating it.   But, at least I share it as well. 

 I also made some Samosa's, some Gluten Free and then...
 There were the regular kind.   I'll be detailing the how to's on them later on.   And the dips that went with them as well. 
I also made some English style sausage and mushroom rolls and I'll share the recipe on those as well. 

And last, but not least, people always bring some great desserts...
I had a couple of individual shots here, but this one was the best of the bunch.   
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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