Snacks for dinner

This past weekend we had more guests and instead of making a typical dinner, I opted instead to make a bunch of snack type food.  Here’s what we had (no pictures):

  • Marinated olives (I used tangerine and coriander seed)
  • Pickled vegetables – carrots, green beans and cauliflower
  • Pork rillettes
  • Duck breast proscuitto
  • Tomato chutney (a friend had given this to us this past summer)
  • Gruyère and thyme gougères
  • Cheeses  – so I didn’t make these, but we had a local goat cheese called “cream of fields” (hahaha), Mahon, and a smoked blue cheese
  • And for dessert I made poached pear frangipane tartlets, which only 2 of us had because everybody else went to bed.

I also served a couple of different types of mustards along with some grapes.  The meal worked for me but I’m not so sure it was quite so popular with everyone.  Oh well.


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  1. I was one of the lucky guests who enjoyed the snacks Alan has listed. I think my favorite was the gruyere and thyme gougeres. I loved the cheese with the thyme. What a wonderful blending of flavors. Next, duck breast proscuitto, pork rillettes. The olives were amazing. The cheeses were outstanding! I was also the lucky one who enjoyed dessert. I wish I could have eaten two – it was so good. Thank you Alan for a very memorable meal. I will drive 4 hrs just to enjoy your food. It is that good! Thanks Alan! Nancy

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