Saturday, May 3, 2014

End of the week leftovers and oysters

It's been a long week. You know the kind for whatever reason leaves you with lingering anxiety even when it's over.

I woke up today thinking it was Friday, again at 5am. (Maybe I just needed to go to the bathroom really bad!) I lay there thinking about what I can do on Monday to avoid this weird leftover Friday feeling next week.

Not all leftovers are bad!

I was going to meet Denise after work for a few hours before she went to a school fundraiser. She forgot her knitting so we were thinking some oysters and lemonade at hogs and rocks. Unfortunately Denise had her own set of Friday leftovers at work and had to power through. Sad but not dejected since I know we will rally together soon, I went home.

Now the boys were supposed to have leftover dinner. I told them I was coming home and trying to find an excuse to not have leftovers.

They took longer to get home and I was curious why. Like any good nag I called them and they kept saying relax we are on our way ...

They were. They hand picked tiny Oysters for me. The Manfriend shucked and made mignette and prepped out a lovely leftover spread while we did our evening chores. (Boring)

Smoked Trout spread
1 container whipped cream cheese
2 fillets of smoked trout package (duck trap brand for example)
3-4 stalks of green onion chopped 
*1/2 lemon
2 dashes Tobasco
2-3 dashes Worcestershire sauce 

Dice and mash trout in a mixing bowl. Add chopped green onions, squeeze *some of the lemon in. Mix. Add cream cheese and mix thoroughly. Add Tobasco and Worcestershire sauce to taste. Portion into ramikins and cover with plastic wrap and set in fridge for an hour or two to set.

Serve with baguette slices, breadsticks, Triscuits, crackers, toast points etc. a great appetizer to tide friends and family over while you try to get dinner off after a long day.

I think the amounts above should really be adapted to what ratios you like. If it seems like too much onion, use less :)

I like to make mine with the peppered trout I don't need to season it as much. My pals prefer it with smoked mackerel and call it mackerel pate, hold the onions and add a tiny bit of nutmeg. Snack options!


  1. I am coming over for leftovers, there had better be some left. That trout spread sounds delicious .

  2. What wonderful boys and a very useful manfriend, lucky you. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend and that next week goes well for you. CJ xx

  3. How wonderful that the men in your life surprised you!
    You eat such a wide variety of foods. I need to branch out a bit!

  4. Amazing! Sounds like you were all on the same page.

  5. I hate that feeling of out of sorts and the edgy anxiety that is just around the corner of your mind. I hope that all is well now and looks like you had a fun time and good food!

  6. What a wonderful meal - looks and sounds delicious!!!