Sunday, February 26, 2017

Tapas Night for February 2017

I know I say this every month, but it's so true. 
We end up with lots of great food, conversation and it's always a 'hygglig' evening when we host Tapas.

I know I have fun preparing the food, I sometimes wish there were little elves who could magically appear and do the housekeeping for me, so I can concentrate on just making food.

But then I get into making my contribution for the night and also get to taste some of the great food people take the time and effort to make and bring with them.
And trust me on this, there's always, always great food brought and shared.
We have some incredibly talented and inventive cooks in our neck of the woods.

Tapas Table
And there are times when I wonder if the table might not collapse under the weight of all that food.   Believe it or not, there were more dishes put on the table after I took this picture.  We also have a dessert table and kitchen island that food gets put onto.   No one can say we don't eat well here.
If you go home hungry, that's your problem and not mine.  There is usually something for everyone here.

Pimento Cheese on bread, this is somewhat of a southern specialty.   
Pimento Cheese
Wings made in an Air Fryer, and they tasted 'fried', I may need to put one of those on my wish list.
served with these as well as a sauce, and I think I didn't get a picture of the sauce.  I miss some great pictures sometimes.
Carrots and Celery
There was also these little sausage bites
Sliced Sausage
And a salad, which not only looked pretty, but tasted so good and fresh. 
Cucumber and Tomato Salad
A quiche which I did get a picture of, but not a taste, sigh...  But I'm told it was incredible.
 another shot of the table...
Tapas Table
and this potato casserole
Potato Casserole
 as well as a green bean casserole
Green Bean Casserole
And this pasta, sigh... I do love pasta, I probably mentioned that before,huh?
As well as a lovely little round of brie and Crackers
Tapas Table
These tasty little kebabs

And can't forget what ended up on the 'island', Chicken Provincial, with a sauce that was totally dip worthy.(and I know I spelled that wrong)
Chicken Provencial
Some Turkey, always welcome, especially for the meat eaters.
as well as some Veggie Pizza, I do have the recipe for this and I'll share it one of these days...
Veggie Pizza
I also made some Smørrebrød for my contribution.   It was purely selfish on my part.  I'm working on writing a Danish cookbook, and while writing it my mouth wanted some of the food I was writing about, so I made it.
These were Italiensk Salat on ham and some Frisk Stegt Log med Peberrød sauce on some roast beef
 Italiensk Salat on ham og Frisk Stegt Log med Peberrød sauce on roast beef
and I made some Rejer i Mayonaise (Pretty sad looking shrimp if you ask me but)
Rejer (Shrimp)
And some Fransk Salad (I still have a little in the fridge)
Fransk Salat
As well as some Karrysild (Curried Herring) alongside some home made rye bread.
Karrysild and rye bread
and there were some desserts as well.
In the back, Rugelah and Black and White cookies, some Pecan Pie and Chocolate Chip cookies
And just for fun, before and after,  the table at the end of the night
Tapas Table

Tapas Table at the end of the night
Gotta go wash some wine glasses, and then make some breakfast (frokost), since I've got some more Fransk Salat and Karrysild in the fridge, I know what I'm having. 
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. Thanks again Sis and also Jeff another great night with great food and good friends!! :)

    1. Thanks so much for coming, it's always a pleasure to have you join us.


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