I have to admit, the flowers from yesterday's post were for a reason...I had the flagship meeting of a few friends for our new Supper Club. Here is how it works...The Hostess picks a cookbook, and makes the main course and everyone picks a dish from the book to make and bring. I picked Alice Waters The Simple Art of Food. Such a great cookbook... simple food is the best food. It was so much fun, and all of the Food was Delish.
Not being a real cookbook follower myself (I make things up as I go along, go figure:)) it was fun to go by a recipe...I made a few things I never had before...Pork Carnitas, Homemade Tortillas, and FLAN! You would think the Flan would be where I failed, but it Turned out!!!! It was amazing that this little flan made it thru, when they say take it out when jiggly, they mean jiggly! I made the caramel, did the water bath, and thought I had failed big time when the water bath boiled over into the flan...but I just trudged on, thinking it would be a Huge mess when I turned it out onto the plate....I think I shreaked..."Oh, my gosh!" when all of the sauce fell out on top of the jiggly custard! But, evidently that was how it was supposed to be. Feeling so good about myself, I might try out for Next Food Network Star!
|The Flan...just removed from the dish....didn't know that there would be so much sauce...THAT was a surprise!|
|Sangria Anyone....this is great because it can be made by the glass instead of a huge vat!|
|Preparation of the Delicious Rice.|
|Yummy Guacamole....in my old vintage orange serving pieces. I bring them out for mexican meals!|
|Is your mouth watering yet....Gazpacho....perfect in this heat!|
|A Nice big Carnita Burrito with ALL the fixins...and my attempt at Tortillas in the Background....|
Made for better dippers than Burrito wraps. Thank goodness I had a back up!
I love to set a table....going with the theme of simple and in-season, I picked the Black Eyed Susans as my centerpiece. Determined to use what I had, and tired of my same old place mats, I decided to use the cardboard seperators from the tons of paper samples that I have gotten, they were the perfect size....I KNEW they would come in handy some day.
|I love a good Bird's Eye View|
|Burlap and Cardboard. and white china...Can you get any more simple??|
|My mother-in-law gifted me 5 vintage monogrammed Dinner Napkins with her maiden name initial "B".|
I think that any monogram is pretty, even if it isn't your own.
|Just another view.|
So, I didn't get organized yesterday, but I managed to be a part of a Real Simple meal that was Simply Delicious! AND to top it all off, I made FLAN....it was all just FLANtastic! Ha, ha! Can't wait for our next get together in September.