Sunday, July 24, 2016

Tapas for July

I cannot believe it's been two months since we hosted the last Tapas Night.  I have to confess I missed doing it last month and I'm not going to let two months go by again like that.
From now on, it's every month. 
Besides which I need an excuse or would that be an impetus to clean my house?  
Just kidding.  I've been known to wash the kitchen floor on a regular basis.  Not to mention cleaning the stove, etc. 
I'm just heading down to the kitchen to wash the glasses and think back on all the conversations, and great dishes that were brought last night. 
I think I might have actually gotten pictures of most of them.
Yay me!
But I'm going to start this off with a look at the table after everyone's gotten a plate or two full of all the great dishes that were brought.
Now that's the picture of a successful party. 
Here's how it looked going in.
 Potato Salad with Beets a new taste for me and very good as well.
Potato salad with Beets
  Southwest style rollups, absolutely lovely
 Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, two great tastes in one. 
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
 Peel and Eat Shrimp, shrimp is good good.
Peel and Eat Shrimp
 Deviled Ham Salad, love Deviled Ham, and this was so good.
Deviled Ham Salad
 King Mackerel Bites, I need the recipe for these, as well as a King Mackerel?
King Mackeral Bites
 Layered Salad.  I had to do two views of this, it was so pretty, and it tasted great as well.  I now have footed bowl envy.  I need one of these.  Really I do. 
Layered Salad

Layered Salad
 Spinach Roll (temporary name until I find the right name)  So good though
Spinach Roll
 .  Roasted Brussels Sprouts I find it hard to believe that there was a time I did not like Brussels Sprouts.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
 Black Bean, Okra and Corn Salad with Buttermilk Dressing and Roasted Tomatoes
Black Bean, Okra and Corn Salad with Buttermilk Dressing
 Gingered Carrots, light and tasty
Gingered Carrots
 Sausage Bread I've hinted very strongly that I need this recipe.
Sausage Bread
  In the back there, was a fish dip with jalapeno's which I did not get a great shot of. my bad.
Before we get to the Dessert Portion of today's post, here are my contributions.
  Carrabelle Crab Cakes which took first place as in, 'winner winner, chicken dinner' for the first Annual Crab Cake Cook Off.
Carrabelle Crab Cakes
    This was a fund raiser for the Carrabelle Lighthouse.  And look at the cute trophy I got. 
Brie wheel with Crusty Bread
Brie wheel with Crusty Bread  (I had planned on making a Baked Brie but my oven is on hiatus until next week)
I also made an Herb Goat Cheese Spread with Pretzel crackers.  You can see them right to the back of the brie picture. As well as these Meatballs in Marinara Sauce
Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

And now for the desserts:
 Boston Cream Pie, Pineapple and in the back Cheesecake Cups
Cheesecake Cups, Pineapple and Boston Cream Pie
Peanut Butter Rice Krispie treat with frosting.
and last but not least this Trifle. 
Which is a fitting end to a great evening.  

I've put off the dishes long enough, time to get down to the kitchen and wash them and reflect.  
Until next month...
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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