Steeplechase Weekend

May 15, 2012 § 3 Comments

For my first post writing from my new city, I thought it only appropriate to write about my distinctively Nashville experience this weekend. Since we had a bunch of people coming in from out of town for the race, we insisted that we had no choice but to kick off the Steeplechase party Friday night with a wine reception for guests. Just kidding, we’re not fancy like that, half the party spent the night drinking Coors Light sitting cross-legged on the grass outside reliving camp glory days. However, there was one super easy-to-make app that had all the high-class flair the chef does not.

I used the recipe here for inspiration but once I saw the long list of ingredients, I substituted fig jam for the dried figs portion of the recipe. While I do LOVE to cook, my technique is not quite on par with my passion so I try to keep things as simple as possible. Just mention ricotta and I salivate, so I was relieved when others appreciated the snack as well.  I even heard, “What IS this? Is this dessert?”. They’re that good.

FYI for my northern readers, Steeplechase is akin to ‘The Hunt’ in NJ but with more fascinators, less flannel.

Fig and Onion Bruschetta

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