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Mediterranean Cruise at Amys

Mediterranean Cruise at Amy's

APRIL took us on a Mediterranean Cruise–at Amy’s house.  The fare was first class, and the chicks were dressed for the occasion!  Amy asked us to bring dishes inspired by cuisine of the Mediterranean, with a beautiful Moussaka as the main dish.  Be sure to click on the group photo to see the rest of the pix for this event (click on the first one and scroll through)…’cause we got dressed up, and everything!

Three of the recipes are featured or linked below.

Cindis missing... but what a nice group shot!

Cindi's missing... but what a nice group shot!

Moussaka – from Amy (click for picture and recipe pdf)

A traditional Greek (mediterranean) dish with eggplants and lamb (or beef, if you prefer) in a tomato sauce, with a creamy sauce on top.  Hearty and delicious!

Silky Brie Soup

Silky Brie Soup

Silky Brie Soup

An elegant, subtle, and yes SILKY soup – from Keri

6 T. butter
1 cup onion, chopped
1 cup celery, sliced
2 cups chicken broth
1 wheel brie cheese, cut up
5 medium red bliss potatoes, cut in chunks
2 cups light cream
1 cup good dry white wine
Fresh chives

  • Saute onion and celery in butter.  Add broth and cheese (including white outside skin).
  • Boil potatoes in water until soft; add potatoes to cheese mixture.
  • Remove from stove and puree in food processor until very smooth.
  • Return to stove, add cream and mix until heated through.
  • Add wine; mix and heat throughly.
  • Serve with fresh chives.
  • Tunisian couscous with meat and vegetables– from Mary (click for recipe pdf)

    A side dish or easily a main dish, with chicken, beef, or lamb (may omit if using for a side dish) and vegetables (including pumpkin or squash).  Mary adds, “I think it was good, but a lot of work.  It would be worth doing it again if it was the only thing you served for the meal.  It’s pretty labor intensive with all the chopping of the vegetables.”

    Party shoes!

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