What to do with Party Leftovers!? Crudites get re-made with Linguine and Feta Cheese!

064what to do with leftovers

I hate to waste food. So after a recent party instead of just tossing the leftovers, I made an effort to to come up with a meal that utilized the crudites that were left.

I didn’t want another raw food meal or a stir fry rice thingy.

This reminds me a little of pot roast; vegetarian style , of course.

It kind of looks like that, don’t you think?

I just sauteed the vegetables as they were, added them to some linguine added feta cheese, balsamic vinegar and Ghee. You could also use butter.

This was a complete meal and quite different from the ingredients original incarnation.

My secret ingredient ? Live music in my kitchen!

Check out this video performance of “Summertime” by Dolinar Spahija!

027what to do with leftovers

053what to do with leftovers

001what to do with leftovers

007what to do with left overs

008what to do with leftovers

013what to do with leftovers

014what to do with leftovers

018what to do with leftovers

025what to do with leftovers

028what to do with leftovers

043what to do with leftovers

067what to do with leftovers

Beautiful Cheeses at The Truffle Pig in Steamboat Springs Colorado!

214truffle pig cheese plate

Dried fruit, artisanal cheeses, fig compote and candied walnuts make up this cheese plate at The Truffle Pig.

209truffle pig Steamboat Springs co

I had a great view of the ski lift and the mountain where snow boarders and skiers came crashing into new snow!

220truffle pig cheese plate

There was a lovely selection of goat, sheep and cow cheeses.

The First Snow was a local sheep cheese; mild yet piquant and delicious with fruits.

223truffle pig cheese plate

All theese great cheeses and beautiful fruits yet the bread was less than mediocre.

A hardier nutty bread would have been nice.

227truffle pig cheese plate

An afternoon of wine and cheese? No problem!

231truffle pig cheese plate

Warm Crab Dip with Yellow Pepper and Green Onion is a Party Favorite!

012crab dip

This easy, yummy dip can be whipped up just minutes before guests arrive and served warm with crusty bread or crackers.

017crab dip

This has become my new favorite dish to take to friends or to serve at parties.

IMG_2705crab dip

Ingredients:

2 cans lump crab
1 8 oz package of cream cheese
1 cup mayonaise
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 chopped yellow or red pepper
5-6 chopped green onions
1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp or to taste garlic salt

Mix the ingredients well and top with some extra shredded cheese.

Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Serve warm with bread or crackers.

IMG_2709crab dip

IMG_2715crab dip

IMG_2718crab dip

017crab dip

023crab dip

014crab dip

Mountainside Dining at The Truffle Pig in Steamboat Springs Colorado with Chef Ezra Duker!

006Truffle Pig Steamboat Springs Co

The Truffle Pig in Steamboat Springs Colorado was a great find.

Chef Ezra Duker has a light touch and sharp palette.

The flavors do not get lost or overpowered by each other.

This gorgeous grilled cheese with Gruyere and Cheddar Cheeses on Sourdough Bread with Tomato Bisque and Field Greens was probably the best I had ever had.

The bread was crispy and buttery and the bisque had a hint of BBQ sauce.

007Truffle Pig Steamboat Springs Co

I had to order the Truffle Fries! Light and crispy; fried in Truffle oil with parmesan cheese. Fantastic.

012Truffle Pig Steamboat Springs Co

005Truffle Pig Steamboat Springs Co

022chocolate cheesecake Truffle Pig Steamboat Springs Co

Beautiful Dark Chocolate Cheesecake with Grand Marnier Orange Peel and fresh whipped cream was too tempting to pass up.

031chocolate cheesecake Truffle Pig Steamboat Springs Co

The Truffle Pig is a treasure.

From fine dinning to elegant apres ski ambiance it is a must see for foodies!

Easy and Delicious No-Knead Walnut Raisin Wheat Bread!

068walnut raisin bread

I came across this recipe on The Huffington Post.

The photos, the raisins, the nuts! I just had to try it.

I am also convinced that I desperately need a Le Creuset baking dish!

I used 2 cups of whole wheat flour in this easy and delicious no-knead bread recipe.

066walnut raisin bread

Walnut-Raisin
Recipe Courtesy of
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

Makes 1 loaf

Ingredients

3 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon instant yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
2/3 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup Thompson raisins
1 2/3 cups water
Cornmeal or more flour as needed

Combine the flour, yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Add the walnuts and raisins and stir to distribute. Pour the water over the flour mixture, then use a rubber spatula to mix them together and form a soft, ugly dough. Cover with plastic wrap and leave to rise for about 12 hours, until there are bubbles across the top.

Dump the dough out onto a floured, non-terrycloth dishtowel. Let it rest for 15 minutes. Then, using as little flour as possible, shape the dough into a ball by folding the ends in. Turn onto a cornmeal-dusted non-terrycloth dishtowel, seam side down. Dust with more cornmeal, then cover with another towel. Leave for two hours. (That’s Santa’s rise.)

When there’s a half hour left to go of this rise, preheat the oven to 450°F and put a covered, heavy pot in the oven.( I use my 5.5 quart LeCreuset to achieve a well-proportioned loaf.) When the dough is ready, carefully take the pot out of the oven. Dump the dough, seam side up, into the pot and shake it to spread evenly. Cover and bake for 20-30 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 15-30 minutes, until deeply brown and crusty. Let the bread rest as long as you can before slicing into it.

I store my bread in an airtight baggie, even though this makes the crust soft. To “re-crust” a whole loaf, you can dab it all over with water and bake for about 10 minutes in a 450°F oven. If you’re going slice by slice, just toast to rectify the crust.

003walnut raisin bread

009walnut raisin bread

011walnut raisin bread

021walnut raisin bread

024walnut raisin bread

037walnut raisin bread

044raisin nut bread

058walnut raisin bread

This bread was hearty and delicious on a long ski week in Steamboat Springs Colorado and travelled well in ski jackets for mountain top noshing!

061walnut raisin bread

It toasted up so nicely.

Warm bread and cold butter on a snowy mountain morning!

064walnut raisin bread

067walnut raisin bread

Common Foods That Can Be Dangerous

An apple a day keeps the doctor away — right? Well, maybe not always. Our friends from TermLifeInsurance.org tell us about ten common foods that have a potentially poisonous secret (if you consume them to excess, of course).

DangerousFoods_blog

EMBED THE IMAGE ABOVE ON YOUR SITE

Related Posts

  • No Related Post