Bite Me – Monday with Miah

Bite me – Or bite sized foods was the Memorial Day MWM theme.  I don’t know if it was the theme, the promise of a new leaderboard, or just that everyone had the day off, but, there was one amazing spread!  From super delicious jalapeño poppers, to fruit tarts, to BLTs made in bacon baskets and vegetarian spring rolls, one amazing bite sized morsel after the other.  Miah especially enjoyed this theme because of the lack of dishes following the evening.

Here’s a run down of the top 3 with recipes.
In Third… no picture, sorry, but imagine some mouth-watering mushrooms stuffed with other delicious things.

Alison and Giacomo’s Stuffed Mushrooms:

  • Mushrooms, Ground beef, Garlic, Onion, salt, pepper, bread crumbs, olive oil, 1% Miah’s soul. Remove and chop mushrooms stems. Heat oil in a pan, add garlic and onion and then beef. Add bread crumbs, salt, pepper and chopped stems. Cook for 10 min. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  • Stuff mushrooms and put them on a baking sheets. Grate parmigiano reggiano on the stuffed mushrooms (I didn’t do this, but I think it would be very good). Let bake for 20 mins.

And the Runner Up…

Carly and David’s Watermelon with Goat Cheese and Mint:

Carly and David's Watermelon with Goat Cheese and Mint

  • Seedless watermelon, chevre, fresh mint, salt.
  • Cube chilled watermelon~1.25in. Scoop with melon baller/tomato corer to create cavity. Finely julienne mint. Then mince. Add mint and 1/2tsp salt and mix with softened chevre. If needed, add more salt and/or mint to taste. Fill watermelon cavities with mint/cheese mixture, chill, and serve.

And, in what I’m sure will prove to be a fluke accident, Miah and I took home 10 points this week with what added up to be a whole day of cooking.  Christie and Miah’s Grilled Goat Cheese on Cranberry Cinnamon Swirl Bread.

 Christie and Miah’s Grilled Goat Cheese on Cranberry Swirl Bread:

Christie and Miah's Grilled Goat Cheese on Cranberry Swirl Bread

  • Cranberry (or Rasin) Swirl Bread, 4 oz Chevre, 2 T. Honey, 1/2 t. Lemon Zest, Dried Dates, Basil
  • Cranberry Swirl Bread – I made this bread, I used the Cook’s Illustrated Cinnamon Swirl Bread recipe.  If you are not a Cook’s Illustrated member, I could share this recipe with you, but I won’t post it here since they are so private with their recipes.  Bear in mind, this break takes about 6 hours to make, so unless you have that kind of time, you might stick with store bought cinnamon raisin bread or something else similar.
  • Mix 4 oz goat cheese, 2 T. Honey, and 1/2 t. Lemon Zest until well combined.  Dice several small dried dates, about 5.  Chop or tear 3 sprigs of Basil.    Spread small layer of goat cheese combination on two pieces of bread, spread chopped dates about 1 centimeter apart on bread, sprinkle with small pieces of basil, close two pieces of bread together to make a sandwich.  Cook on medium skillet with thin layer of olive oil.  Press down on sandwich with heavy cast iron pan or another heavy object to flatten while cooking.  Makes 4-6 sandwiches.

And Winner of the One-Time-Only “Hummas” Category for 100 points….. No Applicants

Current Leaderboard:
Christie and Miah………..10
Carly and David…………….5
Alison and Giacomo………3

Monday with Miah: Bite Me


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