Well, I am just about recovered from my two weeks playing hostess. Meaning, I am trying to remember how to do things like drive a car, cook and clean, since my company let me do none of these things. To get back into the groove, last night I had the BEST recipe to prepare for you all and was ready to blow your socks off! Sadly, I realized at 4 pm, that the recipe started off in a 6 hour slow cooker. So, be ready, because tomorrow is when I will actually blow your socks off.
What are we to do in a situation like this; when the oven quits or we just simply blow it? Quick Hamburger or Tuna Helper? Grilled cheese sandwiches? No. The last minute meal of choice around here is the Super Smörgåsbord. Bringing family, young and old, running into the dining room with joy in their hearts and smiles on their faces for many years, this is the ultimate way to clean out your fridge. I mean, the ultimate way to satisfy any palate.
- Whatever you want
- Shake off the initial panic from the broken oven, meat you forgot to defrost, lack of ingredients, etc. and take a deep breath.
- Open the cheese, meat and vegetable drawers and pull out armloads of your favorite things; cheese, pepperoni, celery, those tomatoes living on borrowed time, etc. and pile it onto plates.
- You can also throw together last month’s quick and easy last minute pizza crust and create an assortment of pizzas.
- Serve with crackers and milk, juice or wine in fancy glasses to remind people it’s about being a free spirit and not about lack of preparation or panic.
Note: don’t serve the children wine in the fancy glasses.