Last month, I reported my pot luck triumph with egg salad. As a rule, I wouldn't bring egg salad to a pot luck, but it was on the list of items from which to choose. It happened that I was the maker of the BEST egg salad.
Tonight we are going to a music event, organized by some wonderful people we know. Mark and Peggy are music lovers who were habitues of a jazz cafe just minutes from their home. Post-Katrina, the cafe was no more. So instead of griping (my usual response), they created a monthly musical evening, at the home of a volunteer. Everyone chips in for the musicians and brings a dish.
We used to be on the alternate list, but we have ascended to the regular list.
Because we are near New Orleans, we get some wonderful and well-known musicians.
I am making pasta frittata, which you are supposed to do with leftovers, but I had to start from scratch.
half pound of linguine, cooked
some tomato sauce
some homemade pesto
In case you don't know how to make one, here is a frittata recipe.
This made a big sucker, but I have the coordinated Mr. FS to help me. He is very proud of his ability to flip a frittata.
Last time I brought a frittata (this was potato/leek) to one of these events, it was a success. Another benefit is that the frittata is easy to transport and tastes good at room temperature. No one else has ever brought one.
Now, of course, I want to re-read The Egg and I.
Or how about the book my friend Charlotte gave my baby boy?