Sunday, October 29, 2006

The day after - Halloween

There is always a day after an evening before. That day you have to struggle with the effects of the evening before. A lot of clearing up and a headache, but it was all worth it. It was a great party because I have great friends!

As you can see the buffet took up most of my worktop. I served small pizzas with tomato sauce, black olives and mozzarella. Very easy really. You buy the ready made pizza dough and make the pizzas. It does not take much effort. In the US you have the Pillsbury products. In Scandinavia you can also get the dough in a small tube (Sara Lee). I bought one croissant tube, split the croissants in two, took some mustard on and rolled a small german bratwürst in it. Delicious when they're baked in the oven. Some of the food tok a lot of time. The chicken roulade takes a lot of time to make, but is delicious hot and cold. I use my japanese ceramic knife and carve the roulade into very thin slices.

I am ashamed to say, but I am extremely untalented when it comes to desserts. I solve the dessert problem as I buy a cake mix, make the cake and add a lot of alcohol in it. It tastes great. Yesterday I "baked" a chocolate cake and had half a glass of Braastad XO cognac in the frosting. I "made" a cheesecake, substituting a little bit of cream with half a glass of Cointreau, and added some frozen berries on top. A good idea, and you get away with it! Well, the product turned out great. I loved the cakes - both of them.

Every one left happy yesterday and I had a great time. It is a pity is over, but there is another Halloween in 2007 to look forward to.

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