Friday, November 17, 2006

Friday Food Porn: Party Food

Time out today from Thanksgiving recipes, but if you're looking for ideas, check my list of South Beach Thanksgiving options. Plus, if you're a South Beach fan don't miss a chance to win the new South Beach Diet Parties and Holidays Cookbook. By the way, coming up tomorrow on the Thanksgiving recipe list: pumpkin cheesecake two ways.

Now on with the food porn. Every Friday I have fun showing photos of things I "may or may not" have eaten during the previous weeks. Today I'm giving a little taste of food served at two parties I had recently. The first was a dinner for two good friends where we had lots of fun hanging out together. The second was a birthday dinner for my father where I made soups and everyone in the family brought other dishes. Cooking for friends and family and entertaining at home like this is one of my favorite things to do.

Taco Soup was one of the soups I made for my dad's party, and it was delicious. (This recipe coming after Thanksgiving.) My dad requested clam chowder, which was delicious, but not nearly as photogenic.


My family has a lot of good cooks. My sister Pam made really tasty parmesan bread sticks that we ate with the soup.

Thanks to Mirepoix U.S.A. for generously providing the foie gras torchon that we enjoyed sampling at both of these parties. I served it with slightly tart cherry jelly.

For the party with my friends, Trudy brought this absolutely gorgeous portabello mushroom salad. The black beans were an interesting touch.

This decadent offering is caramel apple pie that my sister-in-law brought for the family party, and which I did have a very small piece of. (Remember, I'm on phase three, and I've kept my weight the same for more than two years so I get to cheat a little. If you're still trying to lose weight, don't try this at home!)

Having this left in the freezer was the only bad thing about the parties. The good news is it's been there nearly a week and I haven't eaten any. (Susan, please come soon to get it for the kids!)

(Only a few more days if you're wanting to participate in Weekend Herb Blogging this week, hosted by the lovely Nandita of Saffron Trail. Post a recipe featuring any herb, plant, veggie, or flower, then send the e-mail to saffrontrail AT gmail DOT com. Be sure to include the words Weekend Herb Blogging and a link to Saffron Trail.)

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3 comments:

  1. Hi kalyn
    Have a very Happy Thanksgiving
    Waiting for your Taco Soup recipe, the soup looks really great
    --sandeepa

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  3. That soup does look good - as did all the other recipes....Reading your blog always makes me hungry!

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