meatless monday — spicy apricot brie

about every 6 months i go through a phase where all i crave is brie and i can’t get enough of it, which usually leads me to go to costco or sam’s club to buy brie in bulk.  i love brie when it gets all warm and gooey and bubbly.  mixing it with something sweet and i am in heaven.  for meatless monday i made a spicy apricot glaze out of apricot jam and tons of cayenne pepper, that was topped on a wedge of brie.  along with it was toasted slices of homemade multi-grain baguette and a green leaf salad.  i must say it will be hard to top this.

now that is what i'm talking about



1 small wheel of brie or a large size wedge

1 jar of apricot preserves

2 Tbsp cayenne pepper

1 clove garlic — minced


1.  preheat the oven at 35o, coat a baking dish with non-stick spray. place brie into baking dish.

2.  in a bowl combine the apricot preserves, cayenne pepper and minced garlic, poor apricot mixture over the brie.

3.  cover dish, bake brie for 30-35 minutes or until the brie begins to melt.  serve with toasted bread slices.


sunday night dinner — downton abbey style

so the past couple of sunday night dinners that dad has created have been down the lines of something like this………………….

the farrises at dinner

well actually no, not so much like that, but we have been seriously distracted by the soap opera of downton abbey coming to an end.  last week we even had an in-depth conversation of what would be a good downton abbey themed cocktail, mom yes my mother, even got out bartending books to look up drinks.

steph and i currently have a frozen custard bet going on about whether or not mr. bates really killed his wife, i say no she says yes, alas we won’t know till next season!!!!!!

with the season finale last night i suggested, to kick off the third season, we should start a pool for plot developments, think like a super bowl pool except for a pbs 20th century historical masterpiece theater, i think someone could win some serious money $$$$

now that we won’t have in-depth plot discussions, or contemplating a downton abbey worthy meal, i will perhaps start remembering to take pictures of the wonderful food dad makes on sunday nights.