Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Roland's First Communion Menu

I'm assembling a variety of finger-foods for our son's 1st Communion menu. They look festive on the table, let people have a wide range of tastes and textures, and are an easy way for everyone to find something they like. And maybe a lot of work, so I need to choose wisely...

Here's my list in progress:
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/tomato-cheddar-tarts
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/cheesy-crustless-mini-quiches

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/red-pepper-hummus-cucumber-cups
http://www.allyou.com/food/celebrations/easy-finger-foods/goat-cheese-stuffed-dates_2

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/blue-cheese-puffs
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/mushroom-goat-cheese-bruschetta

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no-recipe-required: 
tomato+mozza+basil+oil skewers
whole grain tortilla chips and salsa; salt & pepper chips
sweet potato fries and horseradish mayonnaise dip
fruit skewers

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dessert:
sheet cake (store-bought for simplicity!)

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Pumpkin Pie from scratch

By popular demand in my house, we are going to try this:
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/13711/homemade-fresh-pumpkin-pie/

I have my doubts as to the tastiness of this (compared with the canned stuff), based on what I grew up hearing about from-scratch pumpkin pie. Time to find out for sure!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Late August Menu Plan

Korean Beef Bowl
Rigatoni Isabella
Grilled Chicken and Mango Chutney
Pasta Puttanesca
Tacos
Pizza (Mark B. crust)

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Butternut squash soup from Vom Fass

This recipe has existed on a post-it flag in my kitchen for at least a year. I don't know how it has survived, but it's earned the staying power of a "keeper" recipe.

2lb butternut squash, cut into 1-in cubes and cooked until tender in large soup pot
Add 1 chopped onion, 2T olive oil, and 6c chicken broth. Salt and pepper to taste. 
Drizzle with pumpkin seed oil if you have it, and a dollop of sour cream if desired.