Appetizers and Champagne!



Sometimes a nice dinner can be appetizers, served with champagne. This isn’t something we typically do, as champagne is a bit of an extravagance, but there was a good sale on at a local liquor store.

Can you believe French Mumm champagne was $15 off for a steal of $28 ? We contemplated putting is aside for a special occasion…….then thought….what the hell. Then I spied a Taittinger and it was in the cold case. Perfect….we didn’t have to wait for the chill down.



So, the menu consisted of tropical fruit salad of mango, papaya, kiwi fruit and pineapple.




Toasted sesame and everything bagels from the bakery with sides of cream cheese and Vita lox



Marinated mushrooms and artichokes.......



Brie and Fontina cheese followed. By this course I wasn't even looking for the camera :-)

Right. It was grand and it was fun. And that is what we like about planning, cooking and consuming our meals. The fun. Now, we are cutting back a bit, both on calories and economizing....I love a sale...and you can find some mighty nice deals out there if you look.

I believe lox is on sale this week!

9 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

Man, I adore lox! It never comes on sale here - and we're the land of lox!

Donna-FFW said...

Appetizers and champagne sound lovely to me right now. Your choices are impeccable.

Pierce said...

WC -Don't you hate that when a specialty from your area is never on sale. Like oysters here - expensive, and we are just a stones throw from the coast.

Lox went on sale for $4 for a 5 ounce package. It's so good.

Thank you Donna! I sent you an email earlier.

Le laquet said...

Is lox what we in GB call smoked salmon? It looks like it. I ADORE fizz! And the idea of a picky dinner, lots of little bits of this and that - YUM! We're smack in the midst of the garden of England so cherries are on sales *dribble*
Late Governing Body meeting last night, so we had supermarket pizza and 'slaw ... neither as good as they could have been!

Pierce said...

Jo - yes I believe so, smoked salmon cold is a treat, isn't it? And I love appetizer night dinners for just the reason you said...pick a bit of this and that.

Sainsburys pizza? We shoped there lots when we visited years back.

girlichef said...

I could survive on apps & champagne...at least for a little while ;)

Pierce said...

Girlichef - c'mon over! Give me a reason, just one reason, to pop open a bottle!

Le laquet said...

No, Tesco pizza - good though! x

Pierce said...

Tesco...really. I guess it's been so long since we'd been over there that I remembered Tesco as being in Ireland.

You must be swamped with work now. Take some chill time!

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