Balderdash

January 7, 2012

in appetizers, recipe, snacks, vegetarian

When we made plans with friends for last night, I knew it would be sandwiched between two big eating events. So in lieu of another heavy meal, I suggested game night, with snacks!

Before the guests arrived, I prepped the dip. Taking some inspiration from my Edamammus recipe, I decided to hummus-ify a bag of peas:

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Basically, all you do is boil the green gems in salted water til tender…

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…in a separate bowl, combine the following:

  • 1.5 TB Tahini
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 1 tsp. crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp. Mustard (I used Madras Curry)
  • Salt/Pepper to taste

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Puree the peas in a blender with the tahini mixture, adding reserved cooking water as needed

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Voila! Pea Hummus (or “Peamus,” which Abe scolded me for saying out loud.)

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Got a bit peckish while I made this so I polished off the blender remnants…

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…with snap peas, carrots, cherry tomatoes, tortilla chips, and plain Pretzel Crisps

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All we are saying…is give peas a chance! Peamus Pea Hummus rocks.

I decided to taste-test the dessert too. Thumbs up!

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(Courtesy of Rebecca’s Giveaway)

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And since I was in full-on nosh-mode, I snacked on some Holiday Pretzel Crisps as well

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Then I prepped everything for the guests!

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Wound up munching on two clementines with some cocoa later in the evening

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Glad that I had pre-portioned out tastings beforehand; I knew that if I had mindlessly grazed on these snacks all night, I’d overstuff myself. Normally that wouldn’t matter, but since I want to be hungry for today’s brunch, it was good to mentally put my binge brain to rest and just focus on having fun with my friends, not the food.

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Almost peed my pants playing Beyond Balderdash – which seems to have been discontinued! As much fun as it was,  $85 is a bit steep.

What are your favorite games to play with friends?

{ 9 comments }

1 Cindy January 7, 2012 at 9:46 am

I guessed the wrong “pea” when I saw your tweet yesterday. I think you should stick to Peamus. It’s perfect. Abe will adjust.

I’ve not had a group of friends who play games like Balderdash in a very long time. :( Love card games, Poker and Spades are two faves. Still enjoy a good game of Monopoly, and we can’t leave out Scrabble…you know the one that comes in a box with little wooden tiles. ;)

2 adustingofsugar January 7, 2012 at 9:51 am

Looks like a fun night, glad you enjoyed! Balderdash is the best ^_^

3 caloricandcrazy January 7, 2012 at 1:24 pm

that pea hummus dish looks great!

4 Emily January 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm

I used to love Balderdash growing up! Such a fun game. Catch Phrase and charades are also favorites.
And, of course, your spread of snacks looks delicious!

5 Lauren at Keep It Sweet January 7, 2012 at 2:18 pm

We found that game at my in-laws’ and had so much fun playing it… so random but so funny!

6 vixytwix January 7, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Peamus! That’s cute :) I haven’t heard of Balderdash for ever. We’re big fans of Scrabble and Pictionary here. Master 6 ‘s drawings are so obscure though, I am sure it’s game strategy. The food looks beautiful and of course, as always…great photos.

7 Lara January 7, 2012 at 7:17 pm

I adore Beyond Balderdash! I can’t believe they discontinued it!

8 elise January 10, 2012 at 8:00 am

tofummus is one of my faves, and i loveeeee pea-guac, so this seems equally as awesome. gonna have to remember to give it a shot!

9 Heidi - Apples Under My Bed January 10, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Pea hummus, LOVE it!!
Heidi xo

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