Some Spanish and Cuban meals (along with basic appetizers) for our marathon of amazing meals this Christmas season. Enjoy.
What do I serve at my upcoming (second annual) Harry Potter Christmas Party?!
Here is my Google excel sheet to organize my ideas!
There are so many good ideas, but I NEED to narrow some drinks down. This is how I organize all of my thoughts together. The ones in yellow I have already decided I will make.
I already know I’ll be making Butterbeer, with a new and improved recipe which I will share soon.
My roommates have vodka they want to be used, so I’ve been researching how to use this liquor for the first time, since I never use it. I’m currently infusing pear, ginger, cinnamon sticks and cloves in a mason jar now. I also added some syrup I made using Pumpking beer and Amaretto, shook that on ice with vodka and lemon juice, and it was great!
Things to consider for providing cocktails at a party:
Just some pictures from the food we ate at Christmas.
Pesto, chicken, cherry tomato (soaked in garlic, oregano and EVOO) and caramelized purple onion
Chorizo, Manchego, Fried Potato, spicy-garlic-smoked paprika aioli, spicy jam
Pear, blue cheese, walnut and honey
Black beans with deliciousness or Frijoles negros
Sweet fried plantains “Maduros”
Yuca with onions/garlic/citrus or “mojo”
Pork. Delicious pork
Homemade daiquiris (rum, simple, lime, shaken over ice)
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Obedient Ingredients.
Enjoy some photos from our Christmas Eve meal below.
But first, an update: I would love to post more frequently, and more importantly, I would love to conduct more experiments and taste tests, but I cannot for the time being. I have been unemployed for several months, and until I get a steady income, I will not be posting new experiments.
I have PLENTY of ideas of tests I’d like to try out, everything from the most basic (Which onion is best in pasta sauce? Which oil to use to bake French fries?) to elaborate (Testing different homemade Siracha sauces) to even the quirky (Does blending cheap wine in a blender actually aerate it properly, making it better?) and etc.
When I get back on my feet, I’ll resume experimenting. Until then, any job leads would be welcome. But more importantly, enjoy high quality food and experimental eating.