So the inspiration tonight was football. There was a college bowl game on tonight, and the family intended to watch it. I needed to make football watching food - nobody intended to gather around the dinner table tonight - tonight's dinner table was the television - that's where we were gathering.
All food tonight is finger food - no utensils needed - isn't that what football food is all about - unless of course you are eating chili.
Tonight's Menu at Table For Five includes:
- Kashi Mediterranean Pizza
- 4C Crostini
- Bean Dip
First, we had Kashi Mediterranean Pizza. I know what you're thinking "First? How much did you eat tonight" Well, Kashi pizza is about the same size as a small thin crust pizza. According to the box, it serves 3 - so I cooked 2. I really must recommend this pizza - it does not taste like cardboard. Very tasty indeed.
Then I made bean dip from the leftover 16 bean soup from last night. This was very easy - just drain the soup and put in a blender. Blend until desired dip consistency. This was good and a quick and easy way to get rid of some of the leftover soup from last night.
Finally, the concoction - I am always looking up recipes - combining some of this recipe with some of that recipe, substituting ingredients - always hoping that my "creativity" tastes half way decent.
Tonight's "concoction" is 4C Crostini:
- 2 small multi-grain baguettes
- 2 tablespoon capers
- 1 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken - completely cooled
- 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teasoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon marjoram
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Small cucumber - peeled, seeds removed and diced.
- Softened cream cheese
In medium bown, combine chicken, capers, oil, vinegar, marjoram, salt, pepper.
Spread 1 teaspoon of cream cheese on each baguette. Add a tablespoon of chicken mixture to each baguette. This concoction was SO good (in my opinion).