Sunday, March 27, 2016

Tapas Night for March

As I write this, it is pouring down rain, and is gray and gloomy outside.
And I'm probably the only person in the vicinity who's enjoying it.
Apart from the frogs and other aquatic and amphibious critters outside.

It rained last night and we had a change in venue for Tapas, and since it is also Easter weekend, we also had a lower than usual turnout last night, but that's OK, I still had fun.   Not the cleaning the house part, but the cooking part, and also the entertaining bit, and getting to visit with all kinds of people. 


I love the rain, it makes me want to grab a stock pot and start making soup.   Actually that's just what one of our guests did.  She was my co-host this month and she made an incredible Minestrone soup. 

Minestrone Soup
 There was lots of great food as well.

There was this great Seafood dip (which I kept dipping into...)  My friend makes this, and the first time I tried it, I fell in love with the taste.  It uses Alfredo Sauce, and shrimp and I'm not too sure what else, but it tastes wonderful.

And then there were these other dishes.
These are deep fried dough bites, and for the life of me I cannot remember the name.   They were good.
 Pickled Peppers (and no, Peter didn't pick them)
 Chopped Salad, so good.
 Quiche - two ways... Veggie
 And with meat.
 Philly Cheese Steak Sliders, I didn't get a chance to taste them, they disappeared fast.
 Salad, and it looked so pretty.  And it tasted good as well.
 Radishes and Liptauer cheese on pumpernickel.   So good.
 Tabbouli, this one had what looked and tasted like Kalamata olives in it.   I do love a good Tabbouli.
 Deviled Eggs with Caviar.  I actually got to eat a Deviled Egg last night, usually they're gone before I can get to them.  Totally decadent and good.
 I made some No-Knead Rolls and served them alongside some of my Home Made Butter.   And also made some of my Seeded Crackers.
I also had fun making some Tomato Tulips... I'll be detailing how I did that in another post.
stuffed tomatoes
 I also made a Ham and served it alongside the No-Knead rolls
 Awhile back I made a baked Mushroom and Garlic dish with Capers, well I like it well enough, I made it again last night.
 Another overview of the table.  My Danish side totally took over, and lit all kinds of candles.  It made it look so Hygglig.  There is just something about candles which make a table look so welcoming. 
And we did have lots of Desserts as well.
There were Cupcakes, look at how cute they were decorated.   One of our guests last night was celebrating a birthday so I stuck a candle in the middle of one of the yellow flowered cupcakes and we all sung Happy Birthday to her.  
 Another shot of the cupcakes, and some totally yummy popcorn.  It's got caramel and chocolate on it, and is one of those more'ish types of food, there were also some bunnies.
 See...  Look at how cute.  They were made from Cinnamon Rolls, but I am totally going to steal this idea.  And if you notice, the 'grass' at the bottom.  This was a nod to it being Easter.
 And I finally got a chance to taste a 'Popcorn Cake'.    There wasn't much left at the end of the night, and I got to keep a slice for my breakfast today.   I don't want to learn how to make this.  Mainly because I don't think I could share. 
Popcorn Cake

That's it for this month,  I had fun.  
And now the clean up begins.  Just kidding, all I have to do is wash a few wine glasses and think back on the conversations I had and then I'm going to sit on the couch and enjoy the rain. 

So long as it stays outside.

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. OK--I don't know where to good...but I think adding olives to tabouleh is genius! This was a creative bunch!

    1. I was told that the Tabbouli was an old family recipe. And yes, we have a very creative bunch of people who make wonderful food.


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