Sunday, September 27, 2009

Some Sunday Cafe pictures, didn't get it all!

This is the Maple Peach pie before the pecan topping.

With the topping and real maple syrup drizzled over the top.

The finished pie, everyone said it was great. I will share the recipe. I had to change things a bit to work with the ingredients I had at hand, but I think the final product came out real well.

Little jam pies. Homemade pie crust cut into small squares, sprinkles with a small dab of cinnamon sugar, then baked. Serve with a small bowl of homemade jam, to add a taste. These were fun.

Almond sugar cookies. Yum, yum, yum.

Veggie tray with a creamy Italian dressing to dunk into.

Watermelon and red grapes on a fruit tray.

Roasted vegetables for the pizzas, zucchini, red onion, 2 large Portobello mushrooms and corn. I tried the corn as a lark, but it was very good.

Sorry this is all I was able to get a photo of before the hub-bub started and everyone showed up. In addition to the roasted veggies there was:

Homemade pizza crust, one mostly white flour and the other 100 % whole wheat
red sauce
Alfredo sauce
mozzarella pearls
grated mozzarella
feta crumbles
blue cheese crumbles
Parmesan and Romano shreds
torn poached chicken breast
cooked and chopped mild Italian sausage
beef meatballs cut into quarters
avocado wedges
fresh sliced green onions

We precooked one side of the crusts, slid them onto a dinner plate and handed each person a pizza crust to dress up as they choose. Then it was easy to slide the dressed pizzas back onto the grill and close the lid to finish cooking the dough and heat the toppings.

I also made a roasted cauliflower salad. A head of cauliflower sliced, 2 lemons sliced and olive oil to moisten. Roast at 500 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Cauliflower, like most brown dishes does not photograph well. I really like the oven roasted lemons, and would like to play around with some roasted lemon halves and try to make a vinaigrette with the roasted pulp.

As usual a tossed salad.

I offered cold beer, cold Pepsi, cold milk and Sangria.

Another nice time with family, thanks for checking in, I appreciate it!


1 comment:

noble pig said...

Wow, that's a meal I would not want to miss.