Image courtesy Baked Alaska blog.
I need help. In more ways than one. But today, what I am most in need of is a recipe. Oh sure. I could hop on Google and search that way. But I don't really know what I'm looking for so I thought I would just describe it to you and let you guys be my Google.
As confessed multiple times here over the years, I do not cook. Andy does all of that. What I can do is bake because I am extremely motivated to eat chocolate and other sweets. I can also mix and toss and marinade. I am generally in charge of salads, beverages and cheese plates when entertaining or attending parties.
For Thanksgiving this year, my mother has asked that I bring my holiday salad as well as an hors d'oeuvres. Already, I have had to look up how to spell hors d'oeuvres so this little assignment has become unnecessarily challenging. Lets just call it an appetizer and move on.
The only appetizers that I know how to make are ones that my mother makes. I would like to bring something that is new to her so she has something fun to try on a day that generally sees her doing all of the work.
I would also like this appetizer to be something that my vegetarian brother could eat.
It needs to be simple, able to be made ahead of time and easily transportable since we will be driving two hours to get there on Thanksgiving day.
Oh, and it needs to be really really really kick-ass tasty.
So, please share your ideas for me and my minimal culinary skills. Feel free to link to the recipe in your comment or e-mail it to me if you prefer. I'll be sure to share my cooking/prep experience as well as my family's review of what I made.