Wednesday, May 7, 2008

It all started with a wedge a Brie...

The other night a friend of mine surprised me by showing up with a lovely piece of Brie. From there we created a wonderful little feast. Here's what we had:

Baby artichoke-I trimmed all the dark green leaves and the stem, then steamed them for about 10 minutes. Then I tossed them will olive oil, salt, and pepper and roasted in the oven at 400 degrees for another 10 minutes. I had never had artichoke this way before but they turned out really good. I like anything roasted in olive oil.

Rainbow chard-This I sauteed in olive oil, garlic, and crushed red pepper. Simple and delicious.

Beluga lentils- These were Trader Joe's pre-cooked lentils so they were easy-just warm and serve. Nice earthy taste.

Dried apricots- A definite favorite.

Sliced apple

Kiwi-We decided this was the only element that we could have done without. A bit tropical compared to the rest of the spread. Now we know.


Marinated Olives

Garlic Baguette-Toasted, of course.

Brie-We kept half as-is and then baked the rest with cranberries and pecans on top. I'm partial to the cold variety-preferably with a nice glob of black current jam (as I was taught by my mom).

Extra-sharp cheddar


White cheddar


Cabernet Sauvignon

Not bad for an impromptu little din-din. We were pretty happy with how it all came together. Good converstion, happy tummies, and beautiful, simple food.

1 comment:

roxanestoner said...

I love how your little table turned into a banquet table. Just like a fairy tale, only better because it is real food on that table. Made my mouth water. Thank you.