Saturday, October 31, 2015

Tapas for October.

We broke tradition a little with Tapas this month.    It was hosted by a friend and held at an outdoor park.
The weather was perfect, the company was wonderful and as usual the food, well, it was outstanding.

The views were spectacular last night and I think just about everyone enjoyed themselves.
Apart from the fire ants that is.
sigh.  I have a few bites, gotta wear socks and shoes, but last night it was short sleeve weather and just about perfect.
Now for the food...
 There was a big pot of Chile, but this is the only shot I took that turned out.  The others were blurry.

The Chile was outstanding and it all got eaten. 

 We had a Tabbouleh, and yes, those are Pomegranate seeds on top.   I've really gotten to love Tabbouleh.  
 Caprese Bites.  Again, so pretty.
 Coriander and Cheese Puffs.  They were so, and pardon me but I have to use my Danish here, they were lækker, which is like delicious, but a step above.    There was not only Coriander in them, but also Cumin Seeds.  
 And then there were these, crackers topped with cheese and sausage and Pesto, broiled.
I never used to like Pesto, but I'm rapidly becoming a convert. 
 Lovely Potatoes and Onions, sauteed.
 And you really can't go wrong with Pizza, I know that, cause this got eaten fast.

And in the background are my Spicy Witchy Fingers. 
A fancy cheese cracker which actually went very well with the Chile. 
 We also had a lovely cheese plate, and crackers.
 Deviled Eggs, cause gee, what's a Halloween Tapas without something like a Deviled Egg.

I noticed that the platter got licked clean.

OK, so all the eggs disappeared in short order.
 Then there was this totally yummy Pumpkin Dip, which went so well with the apples and graham crackers.

It was light and airy and pumpkinny and good.
There were some Spicy Chicken Wings, and dip.

I'm such a sucker for wings, sigh.

And there was DESSERT.

Cause we all need a sugar fix or 5.

Eclair Cake.  Soo delectable.

And there was a Pecan Pie and some Eclairs there
as well, as some fudgy brownies to the right.


Who doesn't love a cupcake or three?

 I made cookies.  Some Grand Slams, some Kitchen Sinks, and some Oatmeal with a chocolate bottom which are great for S'mores.  In fact they got dubbed S'more Bait.

You can see the Pecan Pie and the Eclairs in the background as well.
There was also these bars which I didn't get a taste of, but was told were really good.

And... there were some other desserts brought but I didn't get a shot a picture of them, I just enjoyed some of it. 

We also had a fire and a lovely sunset was enjoyed by all.  Or at least I assume some of us enjoyed it. 

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. ...and this is why I miss Tapas, along with all the dishy people! See you soon. ~Lynn D.


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