When we are in Maine, our table is often set for 4, 6 or 8 people, but here in Houston folks don’t gather as much for dinner, so it’s more likely the hubby and I will eat together most week nights. Many of those meals will find us sitting at the bar, but that doesn’t exclude making some effort when it comes to presentation.
Remember those pumpkins and gourds I got at Beth’s some weeks ago? Well, they came with me to Houston, and some are on the bar. While not what I’d call a dazzling centerpiece, they do add a little pizzazz and hint at what colors might be used as a complement.
The reason we didn’t need much for dinner is because we had a little something extra at tini time. It was an easy to fix appetizer that is oh so good, and I’m thinking you just might want to try it. There are only 3 ingredients: blue, roquefort or gorgonzola cheese; spinach and mushrooms. Here’s how it’s prepared:
Generously cover the bottom of a baking dish with cheese.* Add a handful of spinach torn into small pieces and sliced mushrooms on top. Bake at 375 until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve with baguette slices.
*I use a small cast iron skillet which makes enough for 4 people. If you are preparing for a larger group, use multiple skillets or a larger baking dish. In the latter case, you will have to adjust the amounts.
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