Yesterday we had a few friends over for the Super Bowl. I planned to make quite a bit of food... and mostly new recipes. For some reason, I thought I had all the time in the world to start making the food. When it got to be 3:45pm and I was on the video iChat with my Mother-in-Law and still hadn't started making any of the dishes, you'd think I would've started stressing (people were coming at 5pm). Well... not yet, because I honestly thought that it would take an hour tops to get all my appetizers done.
Well... what was I thinking!? As I started the first recipe, then went on to the next, I realized that I needed help. Thank goodness my friend, T, walked in the door that very moment and poured me a glass of wine. She got her crazy cooking gloves on and we tore that kitchen up! But, I bet she thinks I'm half insane now for how stressed I was while we were making those recipes. Better yet, I think she thought I was crazy for planning to make so many things! waaaaahahahahaha!!!
What was on the menu? Well, nothing extremely elaborate or difficult. But, delicious items if I may. I "borrowed" recipes from Emily's food blog Rediscovering the Joy of Cooking. We were at her Holiday Party and ate some of the food she has listed... so I thought I could use this opportunity to make something from someone else's blog.
My biggest problem was with the Tomato Basil Elephant Ears. I do not have a food processor and thought my Kitchen Aid Blender would do the trick. Well, it finally processed the ingredients... kind of... but it took FOREVER! I planned to make her Fingerling Potatoes with Aioli. I had the potatoes cooked and ready to go, but then I noticed I'd have to use the blender again.. instead of a processor... and I said "forget it!" So, the fingerlings are in a ziplock bag in my fridge as we speak. Never served. 🙂
Another item I took from Emily's blog was the Kielbasa Appetizer. T pretty much made this dish as I worked on the Hamburger Potato Bites (not from Emily's blog). I was so excited about the Hamburger Bites, but then I torched them in the broiler because I completely forgot about them! ugh! They turned out edible, but not cute at all. So, the shameless 'foodie' that I am... I made them again for dinner tonight so I could make sure to take appetizing photos!Because of the chaotic hustle and bustle in the kitchen yesterday, I didn't take any pictures of the food. Which is fine because I'm just linking you over to Emily's blog and giving you the photo of the hamburger bites.
T also brought some delicious bruschetta type appetizers and an awesome chocolate chip (low-fat) cheesecake! I'll have to snatch that recipe from her sometime!
On the Menu:
Beyond all the stress... there was success! And, not only success in the kitchen, but success on the field. Go Eli! Go Giants!