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November 10, 2010 4:23 PM Subscribe
Foodie-filter: Help me think of food equivalents of, "Oh, this old thing?"! Looking for tapas-style food that can be thrown together at the last minute but is still impressive.
posted by stellaluna to food & drink (36 answers total) 93 users marked this as a favorite
The new beau (yay!) is coming into town for a few days next week on his way through to Bigger Town. His company will be putting him up in a hotel in town, but I would like to be prepared on the chance that he spends a night or two at my house.
What are some yummy ingredients I can have on hand in the fridge to, say, whip together for brunch? Or make for dinner? I'm thinking of things like smoked salmon, capers, and goat cheese on toasted baguette rounds--more tapas or appetizer dishes than full-on beef beef bourguignon.
The goal is to not have to spend hours at the stove, either before his visit or during, but have enough on-hand to whip something up if the mood strikes. I should add that while gourmet ingredients are fine, I also don't want it to appear as though I bought out Dean & DeLuca solely in preparation for his visit--as my mother once said with regards to relationships, never start something you aren't prepared to do for the next sixty years. Thanks, foodies!