Anyways, I am hoping that my sleep marathon will help me cure this crap bug that I am experiencing.
Last night was our annual Christmas party. It was good. It was a really fun night. We had a house full of family and special friends. Typically, we do a huge feast - clam chowder, chili, and then a bunch of different hors d'oeuvres. This year, we didn't do that. I had a few hesitations b/c I am always concerned that people have enough to eat. It was supposed to be a chip 'n dip party - so I tried a few different things. Friends ended up bringing goodies with them - sushi (my SIL makes incredible sushi - she is going to teach me some day, some day soon), more sushi, baking, veggies. Some of the stuff that I did prepare ahead of time, like Bruschetta, veggies and homemade dips, I didn't even put out.
I don't have pics right now - but will soon.
Hummus and Pita Chips
1 can of chick peas
3 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup of olive oil
Juice of one lemon
1/2 cup of fresh parsley
Kosher salt - couple of pinches
Rinse the chick peas and place them in a food processor, and then add the rest of the ingredients. Pulse the peas with the rest of the ingredients until they are all blended together. If the peas are still a little chunky add a bit more olive oil and puree again. And that's it.
6 pita pockets
1/2 cup of butter
2-3 cloves of garlic - minced - or 2 tbsp of garlic paste (I love this stuff - it's a bit like cheating - but so worth it)
Using kitchen scissors, cut the pita pockets into chip size pieces. I like to cut them into half - and then each half into 4's. And then each piece into half so that the pieces are all thin. Each pita pocket will make 16 chips. Enough to feed a small army.
Set oven to broil.
In a small saucepan melt the butter and add the garlic. Line a baking sheet with either parchment paper or aluminum foil. Then lightly brush the garlic butter on each chip and place in the oven. Broil for 2 minutes. Maybe a little extra - just watch them - and remove when they are slightly golden and crisp.
Remove them from the oven and sprinkle with sea salt right away.
And that's it. So deelish!
Tomorrow is going to be a very exciting day. We are going to watch The Fighter with my Hollywood husband. Can't wait!!!