Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Boat Club for December

I'm still full.

We had Boat Club last night and as usual, lots of great food and wonderful company.    Everyone was in a festive mood, and the range of dishes that were prepared and eaten ran the gamut as usual. 

I love the fact that people here love to cook, and even if they've been busy running errands all day in the big city, will still stop and pick up a goody to bring and share.   And really, the reason why we have these gatherings isn't just to eat, but to socialize.  

And we do love to socialize down here.   

I love it.

So, without further ado and no more purple prose, or at least very little, here are the dishes that were brought and shared last night:

With one addendum, I totally spaced getting pictures of the desserts last night.  Well, I got one picture, but...  And there was this awesome cranberry pie, some brownies, cookies as well as a couple of pies and a crumble.

Smoked Mullet Dip.  A southern thing and very good.   At least this one was.

 A squash casserole, and it was so good.   I need the recipe or at least the how to's.  
 Greens, a dish I've come to love, and I did have some last night, and now that I think about it, I think I still have some in the freezer, hmmm... 
 And if you have greens, you need cornbread.    They go together like shrimp and grits or peanut butter and jelly.  
 Cashew Chicken, and again, so good.
 My first experience with spoon bread.   Spicy, rich and I want more.    But I know the lady who brought it and she's very generous when it comes to sharing recipes.
 This is kind of out of order, but there was also some stuffing, which...
 Went with the gravy and that is chopped hard cooked eggs in the gravy, really, it is.   And it was very tasty. 

And that went with the smoked turkey, which was also yummy and moist and tender.
 Baked unstuffed shells, dripping with cheese and so good.  I mean  PASTA!!!

I do get excited sometimes.
 The picture doesn't do these justice, South Carolina style pulled pork sliders.    They were vinegary and luscious and a new taste for me.
 Persian meatballs, with craisins and served with a cucumber yoghurt sauce.

 There were also these great beans, which I did sample. 
 Coleslaw and
 some more Pulled Pork to go with it, there were also buns and sauce to top it off.  
 I didn't get a chance to taste this, but it looked wonderful.  My plate was so full, I was scared it would collapse.

When I went back, it was all gone.
 This was my plate.   And as you can see I had a little bit of almost everything
And my apologies to the people who brought dessert, this is the only shot I got, apart from the shot of the Brunekager I made.

So that's it for another Boat Club and some gustatory delights.    (I finally get to use my new word, giggle)

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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