Friday, December 7, 2018

"Bring It!"

A new cookbook's title - "Bring It! Tried and True Recipes for Potlucks and Casual Entertaining" by Ali Rosen  $25  237 pages

Some of it I would leave at home … flavored popcorns  such as Spicy Smoked Paprika or Orange and Vanilla or Chocolate and finally, Lemon Lime Popcorn - drunk with 7-Up?

Her guacamole - one version - calls for the addition of  "one orange, peeled, seeded and diced" and throw in some chopped mint, too.

"Did nothing appeal to you O picky eater?" anxious readers want to know.  Yes, oddly enough this sounds good -

4 or 5 large ripe plums, diced to make 4 cups +/-
2 large English cucumbers ((I think this means hothouse grown) sliced into 1/4 in. thick disks.
3 T fresh lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
1/2 T dried chili flakes.
Combine everything and save cooled until ready to eat it.

This rework of melon and prosciutto with extra virgin olive oil and a few grains of sea salt becomes
4 ripe peaches, halved, pit removed and chopped into 1/2 in. chunks
8 slices good prosciutto (what?  You can buy bad?) cut in small pieces
1 1/2 T balsamic vinegar
1 1/2  T extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup chopped basil leaves
Pepper to taste
Toss and serve.

I think we're all smart enough to figure out ways to transport the above - Yo, Tupperware!  Gitcher butt outta the cabinet here.

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