Sunday, August 23, 2015

Tapas Night for August

Just about every time we host Tapas, I look at all the wine glasses I need to wash and groan.
And then I start thinking about the party the night before and the conversations I had, the new people I met, the friends who come pretty much every month, and the people they bring.  And somehow, it's no big deal to wash those glasses.

And before you say something, I have lots of glasses and it gives me pleasure to see people using them.  I do have paper plates though as well as plastic cutlery, I'm not totally nuts about washing dishes.

We always have great food and I love seeing the incredible variety of food that our guests bring and share.

We had everything from wings to clam dip to home made bread.
We almost always have home made bread, because I bake it.  I like baking bread, and when I make a loaf for Tapas I usually get one slice, which is all I need.  Cause otherwise I could eat the whole loaf in one day.
OK, maybe a day and a half.
 Pico de Gallo  

I had to make it, just had to.  
 No-Knead Bread

This loaf turned out very well, I was pleased
 Pizza, I got a shot of the pizza this time before anyone took a slice.  
 Mushroom Rice, I know there is a correct name for this, but I cannot remember it this morning, all I know is that it tasted good.
 Cold Cuts
 Sausage and Cheese
 Bagna Cauda and Roasted Cauliflower

I will tell you all about my adventures making these in another post.
 Vegetable Platter
 Fruit Platter
 Potato Salad
Look at that pretty bowl.  The red makes it 'pop'.
 Curry Potato Salad in yet another pretty bowl. 
 Wings, these disappeared fast.
 Fusion Egg Rolls with Jalapeno's
These was so good.  Russell is a chef and he created these.  It took seconds for them to disappear.
 Sour Cream Herring and Dip
The herring was so good.  I love Herring anyway.
 Some Apple Cheese Plates
 A quick overview after the ravening hordes had descended...
Clam Dip, very tasty.
 Another fruit plate
Celery sticks

And then there were the desserts...
We had lots and lots and lots of desserts.

Key Lime Pie Bars.
 Peanut Butter Pie
 Brownie Bites
 This was a layered dessert, which I'm told was scrumptious, but I didn't get a chance to taste it.
Key Lime Pie
 Stuffed Pears.  Really unique and very tasty. 
 Pecan Pie
 Chocolate Layer Cake
And I bet you thought I'd forgotten to get a picture of the pineapple and Santa's.

I didn't.

Well, that's the roundup for this month, I washed the wine glasses, wiped it all up and except for memories, there's no trace of a party today. 

I'm going to go relax now, before I get into the next thing I need to make. 
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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