Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Boat Club for October

It was Boat Club last night and as usual a wonderful gathering.   Lots of friends, great food, and mild temps made for yet another memorable evening.   We were even treated to natures fireworks, a lightning storm came in and made a wonderful show.

Boat Club has been on hiatus for the summer months, so this was our first gathering since June I believe. 

I know you're not here to read about how good the conversations were, you want to see what we ate. 

I know my readers...
 I'm going to lead off with what I brought, which got renamed in the process.  
When I post the how to's on this it will have Pork Fritters somewhere in the name.
 And no gathering is complete without this little guy and the accompanying pineapple.
 I wish my picture did justice to this, the beans were perfectly cooked, and so good.  But the presentation, in that gorgeous bowl...
 Quinn made his chicken again, and I was told that the dipping sauce I made for the pork went very well with the chicken.  But, the recipe for that is for another day. 
 I love a good queso dip, and this was stellar.   I didn't bother taking a picture of the chips that went with, cause gee, you've seen what tortilla chips look like.
 A pasta bake, and it was good, but then again, you know me and pasta.  I consider us very good friends.
 This was a fun chinese style casserole.   It reminded me of one I used to get at a friends house when I was younger.  I took one bite and somehow time traveled back a few years.  
And it tasted good too.
 And yet another pasta dish.   I was in heaven I tell you.   I love pasta salad.  I just don't dare make it for myself cause I'll eat the whole thing and then I'll be sorry. 
 I noticed that the pizza disappeared in very short order.  I didn't get a chance to taste it.  But that's OK, I know where I can get some. 
 And then there were these.   Wild Game Sausage, and they were served over saurkraut.  I was lucky, I did get to taste them.  Very nice, perfectly spiced.   A real treat. 
And the last main dish offering was this Moussaka. 
I did take a large helping of this and finished every bite.  I don't know what there is about eggplant, but I think it's one of those perfect veggies.   

You know I think it would go well as a side dish with a nice Gyro.  

And then there were the desserts.

 Mango cream pie.  Very nice.
 Pumpkin Ooey Gooey Cake, which I thought was very fitting since yesterday was Thanksgiving, for Canadians at least.   At any rate, I had some and it hit my pumpkin craving. 
 An Apple Pan Dowdy.   I haven't had one of these in years, and it was good.    I think I need to go dust off my recipe and make this for myself.   And putting whipped cream on top, well, you have to ice the cake sometime. 
 We also had another nice cream pie, and I didn't get a chance to taste this, it was gone by the time I got there. 
I also didn't get a chance to taste this, I was so full.  But I was told that the sauce I made for the pork went nicely on top of a piece of the pound cake.  

Well, that's it for this month, and I will post the fritter recipe and the dip recipe a little later on this week, in the meantime I need to go and get ready for a candle making session.   I'll tell you about that another time as well. 
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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