Who wants to cook on Friday night? Not me!
At the end of a challenging and productive week at work, I want to be pampered at a restaurant or to have something super-easy at home.
That’s where our Family Smorgasbord comes into play. Here’s what we had for dinner last Friday night, just the Grill-Meister and me.
It’s a selection of cheeses from our local farmers’ market, some fresh fruit and veggie with a couple of dips we had on hand (also from the farmers’ market), sliced meats and olives.
The only “cooking” was assembly of canapés from stuff we had lying around, liberally seasoned with freshly ground pepper:
- leftover cornbread adorned with horseradish sauce, roast beef, red onions and parsley
- leftover cucumber slices from a salad earlier in the week, spread with harissa and topped with sliced fresh jalapeños
- hummus packed into celery bites sprinkled with a spicy olive/garlic/bell pepper garnish (like olive salad)
A Great Way to Spend Friday Evening
The Grill-Meister wanted red wine and I was in the mood for white, so we threw caution to the wind and opened them both (don’t judge, it was Friday). Sipping wine and enjoying a throw-together smorgasbord meal while reviewing The Week That Was and The Weekend to Come is a great way to spend a Friday evening – who wants to spend it in the kitchen? And of course we didn’t eat all that cheese, paving the way for another smorgasbord soon, maybe even this Friday.
What will you be doing for dinner this Friday night?
Family Smorgasbord Night – No Cooking, Just Bonding
For more about our favorite Friday night no-cook, easy-peasy approach, see the original post below. Click here for the story, including the history of smorgasbord.
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