Well, I'm happy to report that our Neighborhood Holiday Party was another wonderful success!
Over the years, we've tried to have a Get Together around the holidays for our neighbors. It seems that everyone is so busy all summer long with their kids sports & vacations, that no one has time to just sit and chat! And it's come to be a time we all look forward to. Of course, I LOVE to entertain (I'm a huge PEOPLE PERSON) and Mark (though he won't admit it) loves visiting with everyone too! He's always great at helping me prepare the menu and doing the cooking. I really think he should have been a chef!
I didn't think to have everyone get together for a Group Photo like I did last year, but I did grab the camera and snap a few shots here & there. This year our menu consisted of Swedish Meatballs, Fried Chicken & JoJos, Spinach Dip in Pumpernickel Bread Bowl, Shrimp Cocktail, Cheese & Meat tray, Mushroom Salad (recipe at bottom of post), Fruit and my wonderful Jordanian neighbor Hala brought homemade Hummus and Spinach/Cheese Pie.
Here's that MUSHROOM SALAD RECIPE I promised you!
4 - 7.3 oz. cans/jars of Button Mushrooms
1 - 14 oz. can of Hearts of Palm (cut in pieces if whole)
2 - cans of Artichoke Hearts (halved or quartered)
1 cup small black olives (pitted)
1 bunch green onions chopped
6 cloves garlic (minces)
Cubed Mozzarella Cheese
3/4 cup red wine vinegar
3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tblsp. Italian Seasoning
Mix all ingredients (except pepperoni & cheese) together, place in large zip lock bag ... add dressing and let marinade in refrigerator at least 2 hours. Shortly before serving, add pepperoni & cheese to mixture. Pour into serving bowl & top with a little shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (optional).
Mmmmm ... so good!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you've been enjoying some of the recipes I've been sharing with you through out the past week or so. Now to get some crafting done! Why is it I just can't seem to get caught up? Too much partying I suppose! LOL!!
Happy Day Everyone!!