Last week, I had a lot of house guests, and not a lot of time. The temperatures were in the high 90′s and humid, making using the oven for a prolonged period of time unappealing.
When I get time crunched, I tend to rely on our old standby “unrecipes”.
I created this easy menu, which was served as a buffet for 14 people. All the food shopping and cooking was done the day of the event, except for the desserts, which were made the night before. I’d say it was a hit!
My battle with hors ‘doeurves is well documented, so I kept it super simple.
We started with an array of hummus, served with pita chips and baby carrots, and a big bowl of cold, steamed shrimp. All were purchased, and devoured.
We finished the meal with cold desserts: a flour-less chocolate cake with white chocolate bourbon cream,( I owe you the recipe), fresh strawberries and a cheesecake.
Everyone seemed happy with the selection, and took home leftovers, a sure sign of a good meal!
photos: indigo jones