Sunday, November 10, 2013

SUNDAY Salon... the party continues

Last weekend I had a milestone birthday, and while we all went out for dinner, my sisters and nieces thought it was time for a sleepover.  So that was last evening.  The food was delicious and we had the is awesome appetizer.  give it a try it was delicious.

Ingredients:

8 Ounce of cream cheese (room temp)
1 Teaspoon of garlic powder
1/3 Cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tablespoon freshly grated Romano cheese
2 Tablespoon very finely chopped red bell pepper
2 green onion (scallion) white and green finely chopped
1 Cup of wilted fresh baby spinach, squeezed dry and chopped (or frozen and thawed)
1/2 Cup grated medium Cheddar cheese
a pinch of cayenne and paprika
Cooking instructions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Mix cream cheese, garlic powder, parmesan, romano, cayenne and paprika with hand or stand mixer on medium until softened and well mixed.
Add the red peppers and the scallions and mix on med-low until just incorporated.
Add spinach and mix on low until just incorporated.
Transfer mixture to a small ovenproof dish and top with cheddar. Bake for 15 - 18 minutes or until bubbling around the edges.
Remove from oven and allow to set for 5 - 7 minutes before serving. Serve with fried or baked pita wedges and tortilla chips (nachos).


On the reading front, I finished The Lineup... good book, didn't see that coming.

from the back cover:
A brutal rape in a quiet Tel Aviv neighborhood has the police baffled. There are no witnesses, suspects, or clues, until the victim’s father steps in and finds overwhelming evidence pointing to Ziv Nevo.

Veteran detective Eli Nahum questions Nevo, but can’t get anything out of him. That’s because Nevo has a secret. He works for the mafia, and telling the truth about why he was near the crime scene could get him killed.

Lineup focuses on these two men, detective and suspect, as they both end up betraying what they value most, fighting for their lives, and struggling make amends for their mistakes in this gritty, fast-paced, complex novel of suspense.

my thoughts:

good book, this wraps up my R.I.P. challenge.  No MORE scary books.  Although I must say I'm now reading Albert of Adelaide, and the scary part of this book is, it's the authors first and he's 69 years old.  As the mother of a promising young author, I worry, and I'm truly scared.

6 comments:

Nise' said...

Appetizer sounds yummy. Congrats on the RIP challenge.

Annie said...


yum...sounds delicious, must try it!

And congratulations on a significant birthday to you! Glad your family are there to spoil you! Sounds like you are still celebrating, that's great!

Always love your book reviews. Should write them down, so I know what to look for when I am at the library!

May the celebrating continue!!



Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Adding this to my TBR (ever growing) list!

Jenny the Pirate said...

HAHA, dear Irene. I'll probably be 69 before my first book is finished too. Scary indeed. Your literary progeny will be an illustrious author someday, I have no doubt!

Vicki said...

The recipe looks really good!

The sleepover sounds fun and a great idea!

Love that the author is 69 and it's their first book!

Vicki said...

How rude!! I forgot to tell you I wish you a belated Happy Birthday!!

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