Anyway, the tip-top picture was part of the Christmas Day "tea." We made blinis, added salmon, and put the "extras in martini glasses: sour cream, dill, green onions, capers.
I don't know if I've ever told you about my secret diet weapon--Walden Farms dressings. Zero calories, zero carbs, zero fat. Lots of taste. I am not their spokesperson, but Mister says he'll take the job. I love the bacon dressing, but I also like the honey mustard.
This is a savory pie (onion, garlic, mushrooms, and spinach in puff pastry). I discovered the recipe on Once In A Blue Moon. I used the frozen puff pastry sheets and just ran a rolling pin over them, with a bit of flour. I have ordered a lattice pie cutting tool to make a gorgeous top layer. Everyone agreed that this was the hit of the holiday season. Thanks, Once in a Blue Moon!
And here are the chocolate mice. Let me just say, they were a challenge, and not the SNAP I thought they'd be. Huh.
My Christmas mice were plentiful; but they all had unibrows. So I used Red Hots for their eyes,and now they look like the mice from a Steve King novel. Next time I need to find my pastry bags.
This was a tomato basil sauce that got out of hand. It was supposed to have a cream sauce, but Young Bandwith Gollum brought home Cool Whip rather than heavy whipping cream. I tried to repair it as best I could. Dr. G and Young G told me that it was hearty and good. Which just goes to show that a good recipe is hard to destroy.
I'll be around blogville, just in a diminished form.