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
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!