Sunday, February 08, 2009

Tapas Party

Isn't it funny when you say you are going to a tapas party, it sounds like you are saying "topless" party?

We hosted the Bluebird family last night as a thank you for allowing us to use their cabin last month. So what we if don't have any real furniture - I miss entertaining!

Most of the menu came from two cookbooks: Tapas and Tapas Made Easy. I did, however, use the Martha Stewart baked Tortilla Espanola recipe (shown above - with no green stuff. I used Yukon Gold potatoes), as I did not want to risk a big flop cooking it the traditional way in my stainless steel pans. OMG - yum! Please consider making this if you need a brunch entree. Don't let the fact that you basically boil the potatoes in oil deter you - the extra calories are worth it!

Other tapas served
~ Pork Brochettes
~ Chorizo in Red Wine
~ Sizzling Chili Shrimp
~ Cauliflower Fritters
~ Tostas with Black Olive Tapenade
~ almonds and olives
~ for the girls: bagel pizza bites and mozzarella sticks
~ Sangria!!

We had a great time

and Hank found a new friend

Thanks again, guys!


leslie said...

sweetness!!! thank you soooo much for the dinner. the "original baby hog" was in heaven. we look forward to that baby sitting gig, soon!

eviedee said...

Sounds amazing!! I've never been brave enough to attempt serving tapas as a meal. (Seems like a ton of work) Super impressed!