December Supper Club

Hi everyone!  Merry Christmas Eve!

I thought I would get in a quick post before things get busy around here.

Wednesday was our December Supper Club and the theme wasss…red and green!

I actually had some trouble coming up with something red and green to make.  I don’t really know why but all I could think of was vegetables and desserts.   I ended up making an asparagus tart.   I actually saw the recipe posted a lot on Pinterest, and then figured out that the original recipe is Martha Stewart.

This tart is super easy, and I think it looks like something much more advanced and time consuming than it really is.

I used phyllo dough, like the really thin sheets of it, but I think next time I would use more of a puff pastry as the phyllo dough got kind of weird.

I saw my mom had puff pastry sheets in the freezer from Trader Joe’s, and they look like a kind that would work perfectly.

The recipe called for gruyere cheese, but when I went to the store they were all out of Gruyere so I used a combo of alloute spread and shredded swiss cheese.  I thought this combo tasted great!

I added  the red pepper bow so that I would have red and green and not just green (I figured I should tell you in case you didn’t know that was a bow, which is entirely possible).

Red and Green Asparagus Tart inspired by Martha Stewart

1/2 cup (approx) red pepper, chopped into small pieces

1 stalk asparagus

1 puff pastry sheet

3 ounces spreadable cheese (such as alloute)

3/4 cup shredded swiss cheese

Directions: Lay the puff pastry on a baking sheet and make a few wholes in it with a fork.  Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes.   In the meantime, trim ends off asparagus and chop peppers.   Take the pastry out of the oven and let it cool slightly.   Add both cheeses to pastry and then line asparagus over the top, I alternated directions every other asparagus piece.   Add the red pepper ‘bow’ and then brush olive oil over the top of the asparagus.  Lightly salt and pepper the top and bake for 15 more minutes or until asparagus is cooked.

Easy enough and this would make a great appetizer!  If you aren’t doing the red/green thing, you could always skip the bow.

This was one of my favorite supper clubs that we have had.   We had a good range of dishes and this one was also very vegetable heavy!  But not too many vegetables :)

Supper Club was at Alex’s this month and she had this guy ready to go:

Isn’t it cute??

Alex also made asparagus wrapped proscuitto

And spaghetti (green linguini with red sauce), but I guess I forgot to get a picture of that one.

Kristen made red and green risotto

Lindsey made a salad with dried cranberries, pomegranate seeds and pistachios

Jenn made brussel sprouts

And white chocolate covered peppermint oreos:

Sorry for taking a picture on my used plate haha

Last but not least, Mer made roasted green and red veggies

Including avocado!


I loved every single dish, and also had a bit of a sugar overload at the end when I kept eating oreos :) .   The theme I wasn’t that excited about because I didn’t have much inspiration turned into one of my favorite supper clubs!

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