Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tapas Night for September

We had a lighter than normal turnout last night for Tapas, but I'm told that there was a major college football game on and all I can say is this:

 "Hope your team won."

I made a couple of dishes, you know I did.  I had fun.

But before I show you mine, let me show you theirs:

Now this is football food.   Grilled sausages on a home made baguette, with grilled onions and cheese.

Quiche and there wasn't a crumb left...   And it was so good.  I think it's time for me to pull out my recipe for quiche and make one.   Just as soon as the temp outside dips a little more.
These little cucumber bites were so tasty.  A little hit of heat, a big hit of flavour.    I did sample one or three of them.
I think the picture says it all.   But it tasted so good.  I'm not real fond of basil, just a hint will do it, but when you layer it on mozzarella and fresh tomatoes on top of arugala, sigh. 

Chicken and Rice is one of those staple southern dishes, and everyone has their own twist on it.  But this one was so good, Steve used some blackened seasoning on it, and it added a nice pinch of heat.
I have to say, if my mom could see me now.  I had some of this broccoli and cauliflower salad and well, let me just say this, "Look Mom, I'm eating my veggies."  
And then there was this broccoli casserole, and it was good as well. 
"See Mom, I'm even eating the cooked veggies these days"

I grew up on a farm, and along with raising pigs, we also had a market garden, and sold veggies.  And, umm, I had trouble with eating a lot of them.   I loved fresh corn, as in, pick it, shuck it, and eat it right there, no cooking. 
And green beans were good, so long as they were raw, same went for most of the vegetables, come to think of it. 
I now eat cooked vegetables, sorry TMI?

Let me continue with some more of the dishes that were brought and enjoyed last night.

I love Blue Corn chips and Guacamole, well, it's one of my personal favourites.   And this was so good.

I made a few things as well. 

 I put out some Ciabatta Rolls, as well as some fresh pepper strips, along with a plate of crackers and goat cheese.  They are there behind the peppers, Almondina Crackers with goat cheese.  You have to try that combination.  So good.  One of my sisters introduced me to it.  And I shamelessly copied her.
 Not so appetizing looking, I know, but a good Black Olive Tapenade is a great thing to have in your repertoire, so quick and easy to make in a hurry. 
I also made a Quick Pickle with some of the peppers and a cucumber.   I'll tell you all about it in another post.

 I tried my hand at the Crockpot Pork Tenderloin my sister made a couple of months back.  Mine was nowhere as good as hers was.  I totally overcooked it, but then again, my crockpot is a no-name brand, and it should have stayed in the store. I've scorched and burned and overcooked my last meal in it.  sigh.

 I also made some Rosemary Cheese Crisps, and I'll be sharing the recipe with you in a couple of days.

All I can say about them is this, my guests were lucky I restrained myself and they were actually able to sample them. 

And as I said, there was a smaller than usual turnout last night, but the desserts were sure good, and they disappeared in short order.
 A yummy Apple crisp.
 And of course there was the Santa Toothpick holder and his pineapple.   And you thought I'd missed it. HAH!
A really awesome pound cake with a crunchy citrussy sugar topping.  There was also some Vanilla Ice cream that was supposed to be for the pound cake, but ended up being multi-purpose and eaten with both the pound cake and the apple crisp.

And there you have it, another month gone and another bad day at the scale.  Just kidding.  
Boat Club is coming up in a couple of weeks and I'm working on a couple of ideas for it already.
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. I'm so happy you do this for people. I really enjoy the different food people bring and of course your recipes. Thank you for sharing😊

    1. Thanks for the kind words, I do enjoy having people over, and best of all I get to try new recipes.


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