Monday, February 18, 2013

Recipe Roundup - Ski Weekend With Friends

It isn't so often we get to escape the city for a mini-break with friends, but when we do, it's always very special. Just like last year's Adirondack ski weekend (more HERE), this year's President's Weekend trip to a lakeside rental home was a great success. Despite the tiny kitchen with an electric oven that seemed at times to be possessed, 12 multi-talented friends were able to turn out three days of great food, and there never seemed to be too many cooks in the kitchen. 

So without further delay ...

Even though we all had a very long drive upstate on Friday, we got right to work preparing dinner upon arrival (adult beverage in hand of course). Our night began with Eric's tasty and super creative Sriracha Deviled Eggs. He cleverly adapted the recipe HERE with an attractive garnish of sliced Persian Cucumbers and Black Sesame Seeds - 

Photo: NK

Next came Natalie's brilliant Asparagus Pizza from the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook - recipe HERE - 

Preparing the Asparagus Pizza, Photo: NK
Shaved Asparagus Pizza fresh from the oven, Photo: NK

Scott and I contributed Pizza with Arrabiata Sauce, fresh Mozzarella, Sauteed Mushrooms, and half Soppressata, for the meat-eating set, which was kind of similar to last month's Pizza Piccante (recipe HERE).

Photo: NK

Then, from the most dedicated "make it from scratch" folks I know, came Mike and Alexis' home-distilled Moonshine and Handcrafted Italian Sausage

Moonshine with Apples, Photo: NK  
Photo: NK 

Continuing with the Pork theme, Saturday night brought us Janja and Tomislav's incredibly juicy and flavorful Slow Roasted Pig, a tradition 2 years running

Photo: NK

which went wonderfully with Natalie's Red Quinoa with Chives, Parmesan and Pomegranate and Brian and Katie's Skillet Roasted Vegetables

Red Quinoa with Parmesan, Chives, and Pomegranate, Photo: NK
Roasted Sprouts, Broccoli and Carrots, Photo: NK

Missy and Kevin made our final night festive with their yummy Taco Bar spread - 

Photo: NK 

And just when we think there's no room for dessert, Natalie presents us with S'mores Ice Box Candy Bars from the Joy the Baker recipe HERE. They were a-mazing.  

Photo: NK

I hope you've enjoyed our recipe roundup as much as I enjoyed eating it. 
Until next week!

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