Sunday, December 20, 2015

Christmas Tapas

The presents were wrapped and placed by the tree with care, the food was prepared and consumed with glee, and today, all I have to do is post about it.
Well, I will need to go and pick up some of the decorations later on today.
A friend hosted the Grinch Christmas Tapas last night, and there was lots and lots and lots of great food, and lots and lots and lots of desserts as well.

We did our Grinch Christmas exchange and I scored a giant muffin tin.  I can now bake 24 of them at a time.
I'm so excited.
Anyone want some muffins?  or Cupcakes or Tarts?
Then let me share some of the dishes that were brought and consumed.

And let me tell you, the food was fantastic, as usual.
 Mac and Cheese,
There were several versions last night and each one was soo good.

 Ham, and some Mozzarella and Prosciutto rollups

Just a BTW, these are awesome, sliced thin and put on a flatbread with a little marinara sauce.
Just sayin..
 This pulled pork dish, I don't know what it was called, but it was tasty.
 Green Bean Casserole, I noticed people made inroads on it.
 Baked Beans, I love beans, and love it when someone brings it to a gathering.
 Another Mac and Cheese Casserole,
I got to eat lots of Mac and Cheese last night.
 Spiced Fruit Bake, so simple and so tasty.
 Coleslaw, goes with everything.
Really it does.
 Lasagna, made a lot of people happy, and it was so good.  I'm such a sucker for pasta. 
 Spoon Bread, and look at the little stars on top.  And it was really good as well.
 Jamaican Curry Chicken Salad with preserves and cashews
 Cheese Quesadillas, they're so more'ish.
 My apologies, a very blurry picture of a totally delicious Macaroni casserole with ground beef and tomatoes.   A fellow cook used to call this Johnny Marzetti.
I included this bad picture as a reminder to me, take more than one picture of each dish, you never know when you're gonna screw up a picture.
Chili, I took this before everyone got to it, I don't think much was left later on.

 Spring Rolls with Shrimp, one of my contributions
Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, and I'll be posting the how to's and recipe soon.

And then there were the desserts.
I kept taking pictures of the table because desserts kept appearing, almost magically...
 From the front, going counter clockwise.
Chocolates, Eggnog cake, Cheese cake, Cupcakes, Spritz cookies, Date Loaf, and Bourbon Chocolates.
 From the left...
Eggnog Cake, Cheesecake, Cupcakes, Cookies, Date Loaf, chocolates.

We also had Pumpkin Pie, an Italian Cream Cake, some Green Tea Ice Cream, a fruit bake with Pecans on top, and I apologize if I didn't get the right names to some of the desserts, please tell me, and I'll fix it.

I just couldn't help it, I had to keep taking pictures of the desserts. 

That's the roundup for this month.   The presents were great, the company was superb and guess what, I don't have to wash wine glasses today.
Just have to bake cookies. 

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. Nice picture Sid and what a great time we all had. The food was all so good!! Thanks again to you and your friend for hosting this!!

    1. It was a fun time, and so glad you were able to make it. Now I just have to recover from all that food.

  2. OMG! The food looks amazing. Looks like you guys feasted and had a great time.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.


    1. Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and your family as well. We had a great time and lots and lots of food as well.


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