Oh my, last Saturday was such a fun-filled day for me! But let’s start at the beginning.
I had my usual kind of breakfast, to fuel up for our next horseback riding lesson (see Monday’s post for details!).
We came back home a lot later than I had planned, and I was starving! So my husband made me some ddoekbokki (spicy pan-fried rice cakes). It looks like a small serving, but those rice cakes are filling! I plan to recreate that dish soon, so I can give you the recipe.
Later that night, we were invited to a potluck party with some of my very best friends. There was so much great food!
We started our feast with tomato bruschetta, made by Tina. They were delicious! Crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and very tomato-y.
Next up was Sonja’s minestrone. Her recipe is totally different from mine! She included lots of potatoes and pasta, and the soup was rather mild and creamy, while my version is heavy on the tomatoes. I feel inspired!
Our third course was a salad, lovingly created by Caroline. I was so happy to get some greens in! Her sweet, tangy, spicy honey dijon dressing was so good!
And finally, the main course! I brought my trusty rice cooker and vegetable pancakes. I know, my plate looks a little sad. The others also had some pork dish, which I skipped, of course. I was already rather full from all the appetizers, so I didn’t mind.
And then there was dessert! Ingrid and Michael had spent the entire afternoon making those beautiful cupcakes! They were amazing, especially the chocolate cheesecake ones. I need to bribe them to give me the recipe.
At the end of the night, my belly was full of delicious food, and my heart was full of joy. We laughed so hard and had so much fun!
Do you like potluck parties? What’s your favorite dish to bring?