APP-PLATTS (APPetizer + PLATTerS)
Had this not been the same lazy Saturday that Hubs and I made our hearty breakfast, I might have aimed a bit higher on my APP-PLATTS...but I have no regrets to the laziness, or lack of planning. Nope, none whats so ever!!
This day at home, with no where to go and nothing to do, was just what the doctor ordered as we approached and prepared for the final push of March Madness.
Sweet Potato Dippers
My attempts at recreating this wonderful dipping sauce, which I have such fond (yet vague) memories of included:
Creme Fraiche + Chives + Honey + Salt/Pepper
There you have it.
Store bought sweet potato chips and sweet chive dip...really labor intensive eh?
While I did add just a touch too much honey, the dip was pretty good. It seems this is yet another dips that improves over time and one that I suspect would be delicious on all sorts of things!
Green Salsa & Red Hots
B&A have gifted us much of their homemade bottled goodness over the months. As amazing as the fact that they bake their own bread each week (inspiring The Bread Project), they also create wonderful canned goods straight from their garden!!
Here is some of their wicked good Green Salsa. I had some Red Hot Blues in the cupboards and decided the two would make a great spicy pair.
Shrimp Cocktail & Smoked Clams
Other than arranging these plates, there is not too much for me to take credit for. The shrimp cocktail was a must, since B (of B&A) was so wild about them at our New Years get together.