I call the Super Bowl my Thanksgiving #2. For the past 4 years I’ve gathered with the same group of people and we have feasted while yelling at the tv. To me, this is perfect. It’s a potluck but we have a generous host that always goes over the top with providing everything for a good party. The amount of food could be considered ridiculous.
Here are my contributions to this year’s party:
Homemade herbed goat cheese, Homemade avocado cucumber salsa, Toasted baguettes brushed with truffle oil, Napa valley wine and Heller Bock (very drinkable cheap trader joes beer)
Homemade herbed goat cheese- This is unbelievably easy to make and sounds impressive. It was a big hit at the party. Costco has the cheapest goat cheese I’ve ever seen. I get some every time I go. Let the cheese sit on the counter and come to room temperature, then stir in either fresh herbs or pesto. I have pesto in my freezer from my garden this summer. I just melted that and mixed it in.
Homemade avocado cucumber salsa- Most people don’t know that there are cucumbers in this salsa but they add a nice cooling effect to the serrano I like to add in. Roughly chop avocado (2), cucumber (1), garlic, serrano pepper (1-2), cilantro and place in a food processor with lime juice (1 lime), salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.
Toasted baguettes brushed with truffle oil- the biggest take away from this dish is that Trader Joes sells bottles of truffle oil for about 5 bucks. And that is ridiculous. You can’t afford NOT to get it at that price 😉