Saturday 10 December 2011

Two-Burner Festive Favourites: The Cure for the Schmoopies

           "Just kickin' down the cobblestones..."
                                 -Simon and Garfunkel

   The crew on Ceol Mor has graciously allowed me to borrow one of their recipes.  This is perfect for winter snacking, holiday hors doov, hors derv,  appetizers, or just lunch.

   "Here's what you need: 2 apples, a big hunk of good brie, fresh baguette, fresh pressed apple cider, nutmeg, allspice and butter. Margarine is an abomination, use the good stuff.

Peel and core the apples, then slice into rings. Put apples in a pan and cover with cider(about a cup or so) add 1/2 tablespoon each of nutmeg and allspice and simmer until the apples are soft. Drain the apples. Save the liquid to make some wonderful cider and whisky cocktail to you know, take off the chill) Slice the baguette, slap the apples and a big hunk of brie on it. Butter that puppy up and toast them in a hot pan until the bread is golden brown and the brie is a warm, gooey mass of unavailable in Mexico loveliness. This sandwich goes better with cold weather.
NOW you can look at your friends photos of their boat anchored in a gorgeously warm location and not feel quite so schmoopy. And yes, I just acted as if I was telling you some marvelously complex epicurean secret and not just how we make grilled cheese sandwiches in cold weather. Enjoy."

    C'mon, do these kids look schmoopy?  I think not.

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