This is an offbeat take on the classic Rueben sandwich. It’s vegetarian and healthy, but don’t let that stop you. Those paying attention will see some similarities with an earlier sandwich. I keep telling you, experiment!
I really hesitate to call this soup a gazpacho. It has no bread in it and it has sour cream, much like a vichyssoise. So, I’ll just stick with cold soup, and let you all debate the name.
Is there a more quintessential comfort food than chicken and dumplings? Man, I really don’t think so. Say it to a lot of folks and instantly memories of grandmothers in warm kitchens with wonderful aromas flooding the house come to mind. Just typing this makes me want to run and reheat the leftovers from last night.
Now there are about as many recipes for chicken and dumplings as there are grandmothers out there. From what I’ve found, it breaks down into to major camps. Those that go the puffy, almost a biscuit route, and those that go the egg noodle route. And even within those two camps, there are differences over how the dumplings should be made. So please, no letters that this recipe isn’t really chicken and dumplings. 🙂
So you’ve taken the plunge, and you want to have a cocktail party. Cool! Much more relaxed than a formal dinner party, cocktail parties allow your guests to flow and mingle, or mingle and flow. Their choice really. You’ve got things rolling with good tunes, Quintetto X: Novo Esquema da Bossa for example. You’ve got some classic cocktails flowing. And the conversations are popping. All you need now are some classy canapés! I’ve got a few here to get you started. Keep in mind you really want the food to compliment the party theme. For example, if you are throwing a retro “Rat Pack” style cocktail party, you want the food to be hip and yet classy. Veggie tray with low fat ranch…..OUT! Hummus with warmed pita triangles and flat breads…Oh yeah.
Recipe time kids! Today it’s a vegetarian sandwich that was inspired by Whole Earth, a little vegetarian place back in Columbus, OH. I’ve used a different spread and changed some of the ingredients, but at it’s heart it’s a “Deb’s on Black.” Simple but oh so tasty. Enjoy.
Shopping list – for a couple of sandwiches at least.