One of the things that I look forward to every few months is the FBM Potluck. This is the tenth one so far! Everyone's cooking skills have improved over the years so each and every party gets better and better. Below is a shot of my first plate. It's just a small sample of what was offered that day.
Nommables brought a lotus stem salad with shrimp, pork, fried onions, peanuts, and herbs. This was really refreshing. I enjoyed the crunch of everything and the slight funkiness of the flavors.
And lastly, Sir Meats A Lot made curried cauliflower. He was daring with the vegetable dish as we are obviously meat lovers. But I enjoyed the change in pace. Can't always have meat. Tender florets with a nice level of spices. Too bad he took away the rest when he left. Booo....
Fro dessert, CT made rum brownies. I discovered them later in the night and was inebriated already. The camera was put away a long time ago. These were very decadent. She didn't think they had enough rum flavor in them. I took some home and ate it the next day and WHAM! Hello, rum. I guess you can't taste alcohol in food if you've been drinking all day. Hahahahah!
For dessert, I tried to make a chocolate mousse pie but it was all sorts of fail. The oreo crust was way too hard. I had to stab it with the serving knife. The mousse never set properly (teaches me to make it the same day. Overnight next time). It was really messy. Favor was only okay. The espresso was too strong and overpowered the chocolate flavor. Sigh...I definitely need to try make this again to redeem myself.