Sunday, May 27, 2018

Tapas for May 2018

Another month, another Tapas Night, and it was a good one. 
But then again they usually are, good that is.
I had fun making food, although I had to change up one of my offerings at the last minute, sigh.
It was one of those I thought I had some ____ in the pantry and lo and behold, it wasn't there. 
In this case it was Nori.  I guess I'd used the last of the Nori and forgot to get some more.  But it worked out, I made Sashimi instead of the planned dish.
So, here goes, at least here are pictures of the all the food, I think.  Knowing me, I probably got busy socializing and missed something. 
But hey, it's my party and I can socialize if I want to, so there.
We had so much good food, from some lovely smoked salmon
there was also a cheese and cracker plate, which I neglected to get a picture of - sigh - there's always one... sorry about that.  Although you can see a corner of it in the picture up above, there was an incredible aged cheddar on there that I could not stop eating.
We had a Noodle Salad
  a Cucumber Salad, with some incredible chili sauce to put on top
and then there was a Panzella Salad
and a Potato Salad
And a Bean Salad
it was a kinda Salady night, but there was more good stuff.
 and Dip
and these Spinach and Potato fritters
as well as this Jamaican Curry Chicken Spread- served with Ginger Snaps- I'd had this before and made sure I got some.
I also made a few dishes.
Some Egg Salad Pinwheel Sandwiches, probably more suitable for a High Tea, but I served them anyway.
I also tried my hand at Sashimi - mainly cause the Nori I had in the pantry had disappeared and I'd already cooked the rice.  But it won't be the last time I do this, I really liked them, and so did everyone else, cause they ate them all.

I also played with some crab, and made some Crab Cakes cause the Annual Crab Cake Cookoff is coming in July, and I'm going to enter again.   I did win the People's Choice the past two years after all.  Check them out here and here.  But I'm not sharing my recipe until August. You'll just have to wait.  BTW both recipes will be in my new cookbook coming out in July. 
I also made a small pork roast with Chimichurri seasoning and some Chimichurri sauce
and pulled some Ham out of the fridge as well.
And then there were the desserts,
from a Fannie Farmer cake, gotta love the old cake recipes, well, I do at least,  sorry for the blurriness of the picture, I didn't get an insurance shot, sigh.
There were some lovely breads,
Banana Bread
And this one, and sorry I didn't taste it, but it looked good.  (and again a blurry picture)
I also didn't get a shot of the pineapple, but you can see the Santa toothpick holder in the picture up above.
There was a Blueberry Pineapple Delight 
As well as this Strawberry Trifle
And I put out a plate of my Suncoast Tea Bread with herbed spread.  And the Pineapple and Santa did sneak into one picture. 
And I totally forgot that one of our guests also brought a lovely rum punch to share and it was enjoyed by all and I totally neglected to get a picture of, sigh.

Well that's it for this month, time to go and wash the wine glasses and think about some of the conversations I had last night, and then it's time to go back to work and finish the book.

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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