Sunday, April 26, 2009
The March Of The Penguins~
Last night we celebrated both our Son-In-Laws birthdays at one of our daughters homes..She made an exceptional lasagna(2) ,Caesar salad, smoked salmon entrée ..and garlic bread..our other daughter made a strawberry cheesecake..Everything was divine:)
I offered hors d'oeuvres..
Ever since I saw these at Mary's..
I knew I had to make them..especially since all the children were there yesterday..Even Lulu said Oh those are really cute nana! (the 3 year year old)..
Max licked a tummy and gave it back..I think Adamo ate all of his and Giuliana did too..I think even Lulu ..the adults didn't just lick.
They are so much fun to make..
And fun to photo..:)
You simply buy reg black pitted olives and colossal ones for the body.. split the chest cavity and insert cream cheese..cut a little piece off a slice of carrot that will become the feet and the the nose..:) I festooned their heads with Mardi Gras feathers..but plain toothpicks hold them beautifully together.
The next appetizer I brought is delicious..Romanesco dip..I had made similar red pepper dips but never with bread incorporated..
Keeper Recipe from Dinner With Julie~
I used my own roasted red peppers.. 2..that I have in the freezer..we make them every fall..they are lightly kept with some olive oil and fresh basil and garlic..
You add pine nuts that you have toasted with garlic on the stove.. whirl it all up with bread salt to taste.. olive oil to make a mayo consistency.. and paprika..I used smoked paprika,
It is delicious!
And last but not least..We had Kevin's Reuben Dip..Unfortunately I only have a pre-baked photo as I baked it at my daughters..
Half on the BBQ(no power!) then finished in the oven..Yay! Power came back on!
It was bubbling hot and disappeared quickly..I recommend all 3 of the above..
3 thumbs up..
And I think it's so great we can share so many recipes through the web..and more often than not be very pleased with the results.
Thanks to all.