My carefully planned afternoon was thrown off schedule, as after picking up the kids, I circled back around to the earlier scene of my shame, now emptied of all busses and other vehicles, and went to clean up my mess and check the gifts had arrived safely. I had promised the kids I would take them to Toys-R-Us for an end-of-year-treat, and then drove as fast as I was legally able, to a friends gathering for my own end-of-year-treat.
I made this smoked salmon spread to share and have included another of my favorite smoked salmon recipes - perfect for relaxing and celebrating with!
SMOKED SALMON SPREAD
8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons cream
1/2 pound of smoked salmon, chopped
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup sour cream
Mix cream cheese and cream until smooth. Stir in salmon, lemon zest, pepper and sour cream. Chill.
Serve with crostini.
SALMON ON PUMPERNICKEL POINTS
thin cut smoked salmon
4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon dry mustard
2 tablespoons agave nectar
2 tablespoons vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
one bunch of dill (can substitute dry dill)
Combine Dijon, dry mustard, agave nectar, vinegar, olive oil and chopped dill in a food processor to make mustard sauce.
Place a piece of smoked salmon on a pumpernickel point, spread with cream cheese. Top with mustard sauce and garnish with a sprinkle of dill.
Recipe adapted from Dwell Magazine, September 2012