I can’t dance, but I can do the Twist!Appetizers / January 29, 2016
At the ripe old age of 5 my parents filmed me cutting my cake in true mid century fashion. I was wearing the prettiest pressed white shirt, a red plaid skirt that had matching suspender straps, and my hair — oh my hair — it was in the tightest pony tail ever created. I could barely move my face.
BUT! The show must go on, and even though there’s no sound on the video, (Gimme a break. It was awhile ago…and no, I’m not showing it to you. This is thankfully a food blog..) …you can see me ruffling up my nose and squinting to hear what’s being said to me because back then you had to provide your own lighting for the video. Seriously, a billion candlepower shone back from this light bar, and you couldn’t see anything when they were shining on you. Hence, the squint. After a moment you see me smile in acknowledgment and begin to dance. Immediately I begin to rock and roll and sway back and forth. For a moment, I’m even smiling and enjoying myself, and you’ve never seen such an adorable few seconds of spazz-i-ness.
Oh, dear. Good thing I could sing. And now cook, apparently! Because no one has ever called me a spazz in the kitchen. UNLESS you saw me creating these Twisted Artichoke, Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato in Puff Pastry Appetizers. I twirled and swirled in all different directions. Around, inside, in reverse; every way you can imagine. The result? Pretty danged good looking food I think. Garnered a few fans, as well because they tasted amazing.
And it was super easy to make!
Which left me plenty of time to go visit my Chiropractor before the party started. Ow…..