Need hors d'oeuvres ideas for the upcoming holidays? Recently, I had the great pleasure and privilege of being invited to Austin, TX to record an album at my friend Bill's studio. While I was there, the Dripping Springs Songwriter's Festival was taking place and because Bill was a sponsor, we went to the opening event. Each songwriter got to play one song that night as a means of introduction, and as the audience was sitting at tables listening, we were also treated to all sorts of hors d'oeuvres being served.
Everybody has their own idea of what 'food' is. For some it's meat and potatoes, for others it's sweets, I know some who prefer fast food (ack!), there are those who must have salad and two veggies with their dinners, or if it's not vegan they're not eating, and the list goes on. For me? While I really love all kinds of foods, my favorite is hors d'oeuvres. I think that's because there is such a wide array of things to try, new flavors, different combinations, things that look incredible and I'm always interested in trying new things!
Unfortunately, I was fighting a cold, and when I've got a cold, if I eat any dairy at all, I'll lose my voice for weeks, which would have defeated the purpose of my being there, so I didn't get a chance to sample much, but the little I did try was delicious!
I snapped some photos of some of the beautiful treats, though I should mention here that some of those hors d'oeuvres looked so appetizing, there were several people who scarfed things up just as they came out of the kitchen.
The culmination of the event was the cake -that looked just like a guitar and I'm told all of it was edible -incredible!
You can bet I'm going to try to get back there next year -both for the music and the food!
Life is Good... ❤️