Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Party Fare

You need to know about some of our party food.
Three party food items to be exact.

1. Potato-Fennel Gratin courtesy of the Barefoot Contessa.
Rich and satisfying.
Oh, and you can make this a day or two ahead and reheat in the oven.
Perfect for parties, company, or a cold evening.
Did I mention you can make this ahead of time?

2. Corn & Tomato Salad from Linda’s Summer 2009 Saladpalooza
This was my favorite salad from this summer’s saladpalooza.
Hang on to this gem for next summer, you won’t be sorry.

¼ cup chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons lime juice
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 cups corn (if frozen, thawed)
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber

Mix basil, oil, lime juice, sugar, salt and pepper. In a large bowl, combine the corn, tomatoes and cucumber. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.
Cooks notes: I use way more lime juice and even toss in a little zest. We have used fresh corn cooked in the microwave for this recipe all summer.

3. King Arthur Flour’s Chocolate Indulgence Cake.
Indulgence indeed.
My mom and I think it might be the best chocolate cake e v e r.
E V E R.
Thank goodness Linda’s birthday
is next month. I was look for
a good reason to enjoy
this cake again.


Papa Joe said...

You can celebrate Columbus Day with this extremely delicious and rich chocolate cake. I'd travel there for a slice or two.

camille said...

if it's as delicious as you and your dad make it sound, I would also travel there for a slice or two. Anything to see my dear friend!