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:

IMG_4663.JPG

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

IMG_4667

…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

IMG_4670

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

IMG_4681

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

IMG_4690

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

IMG_4692

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

IMG_4693

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

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

IMG_4701

(Courtesy of Rebecca’s Giveaway)

IMG_4455.JPG

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

IMG_4715

Then I prepped everything for the guests!

IMG_4717

IMG_4728

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

IMG_4723

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.

photo.JPG

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?

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: