Monday, April 22, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Impromtu supper

On our trip to the Waquoit farmer's market, Nancy and I bought stuffed quahogs, herbs, and met up with Jeff.  This led to a plan for an impromtu supper.  Sue and Joe joined us and she brought her great Greek salad.  I rounded out the apps with baked stuffed mushrooms and cheese and crackers. Our meal was chicken breasts with gravy, tarragon monkey bread, dilled carrots, asparagus, and couscous.  Light and luscious mini cheesecakes for dessert.   So simple and so satisfying - supper with friends.  On Cape Cod you can get quahogs from:  Just heat and serve!  Easy and delicious!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Mini leek appetizers

Today Chef Peggy shared her adaptation of a leek tart.  Everyone enjoyed these tasty, tiny treats. And their preparation sounds simple.  She used a can of crescent rolls, cutting each triangle in thirds. These were pressed into a mini muffin tin.  For the filling: in a skillet, melt 2 Tblsp. butter and add 6 leeks (halved and thinly sliced crosswise) and 1 tsp. fresh thyme.  Cook covered until softened, about 5 minutes and 5 minutes more until slightly caramelized. Spoon into shells; top with a dollop of goat cheese and bake acc. to crescent roll instructions.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

April celebrations

April showers bring May flowers.  Rather than pouring rain, I prefer to pour tea.  This month I will host a thank you tea for those who've been so kind during my recuperation.