Thursday, June 12, 2008

When the going gets tough

the tough make appetizers!

Or how I cook with weapons.

My usual "dish" brought to many a pot-luck is deviled eggs. Seriously, I make a mean deviled egg. (This is where normally, I would launch into my diatribe about if is is appropriate to bring deviled eggs to a church function? But I'm short on time. Your thoughts?)

But I was feeling adventurous and inspired. I'd been pointed to All Adither's new food blog.

It has a title after my own heart, the half-assed kitchen, in case you don't care to click on the link. As I was saying, I was instructed to bring an appetizer to the end of the school year soiree. And I thought this combination looked delightful:

This was before the salmonella scare and before I realized that my basil was wilted to a stick in our near 100 degree Texas heat. Cut to me spraying the herb garden 30 minutes before we were to arrive at the party hoping the basil would miraculously plump up with a quick drink.

I wish I had snapped a picture of the accompanying kid friendly version the girls whipped up with strawberries and marshmallows dipped in chocolate and sprinkles. It only required TWO trips the store.

Anywho, I decided to add cucumbers and my version looked like this:

Tune in next month year when I get the urge to be inspired in the kitchen again.


Denise said...

Hum, I wonder what it would take for me to get inspired in the kitchen again?? :o)

Swistle said...

Those are so gorgeous and yummy-looking.

When I was little, my parents had friends who wouldn't call them "deviled eggs," but had some other name for them. I would PAY MONEY if I could remember the name. I want to say "angeled eggs," but that seems too obvious.

All Adither said...

How did they taste???

I like your daughter's version. Yum.

What Happens Next... said...

I say it's too hot to be inspired in the kitchen. And I'm sticking with that until at least October.

Love your offering. Very pretty!

mrs. blogoway said...

I just got it... deviled eggs at a church. LOL. Good for you for being all inspired. Your little girls will remember these memories in the kitchen, too.

Miss Grace said...

My son loves fruit kebobs. Because he loves fruit, and when he finishes it, he has a handy poking stick.

Magpie said...

looks good to me.

we had a potluck at my kid's daycare today. i used up a bunch of stray vegetables from the CSA and made a cole slaw with cabbage, turnips, parsley, carrots and scallions - and an aisian-ish dressing (ginger and soy). my husband said "you're trying to make something people like?" well, it turned out well, and was all eaten.

improvisation is key in the kitchen.