Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pomegranate Salad - Book Club Dinner 2010

Michelle brought this salad to the book club dinner.
Salad Dressing:
1/2 c. veg oil
4 T sugar
4 T vinegar
2 T chopped parsley (I usually use flat leaf)
1 tsp. salt
1/4. tsp pepper 
1/4 tsp hot sauce
For the salad I usually cut up a few oranges, pomegranate seeds, celery, green onions and sugared almonds. I use red leaf and romaine.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Apple Crisp Brie - Book Club Dinner 2010

Karen Peterson made this stunning and delicious appetizer for our annual Book Club dinner this year.

Makes 10 Servings

1 (8 oz) Brie cheese round
1 Granny Smith apple, washed, cored and cut into 1/2 inch dice
1 Rome apple, washed, cored and cut into 1/2 inch dice
1 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 (4 oz) package slivered almonds
4 T butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350.

Place brie in the center of a 9 in decorative quiche, shallow casserole or pie pan.

In large mixing bowl, stir apples and dried cranberries together. Add brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and almonds and gently stir. Drizzle melted butter over all and stir until well coated.

Pour apple mixture over and around brie. Bake for 30 minutes, or until cheese is soft and bubbling in the center.

Serve immediately with crackers.