Friday, November 2, 2007

A Blissfully Inspired Party

Today Melissa @ The Inspired Room is celebrating her 100th post with a fabulous satellite party with The Blissful. I've spent all morning getting gussied up and I am heading over there now. Do you like my gown? Do you think it will do?

Before I go I need to whip up some yummy treat to share with the other delightful guests. It would be rude to show up in my pumpkin carriage with nothing but my lovely glass slippers to show for myself.

I'll let you in on my most favorite secret treat! Most people consider this an appetizer, but personally, I could make a meal of it any day. Actually, I have on numerous occasions;)

Smoky Chipotle Hummus

2 (15.5 ounce) cans garbanzo beans, drained

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup tahini (sesame-seed paste)

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce

2 cloves garlic

1 1/2 teaspoons cumin

1 (7 ounce) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1/2 teaspoon salt

ground black pepper to taste

Place the garbanzo beans, water, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, chipotle pepper, garlic, and cumin in the bowl of a food processor; blend until smooth. Add the red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Pulse the mixture until the ingredients are coarsely chopped into the hummus base. transfer to a serving bowl, cover, and chill until ready to serve.

Serve with pita chips and fresh vegetables.

Hope to see you all at the party.
Edited to add: Yesterday, Polly at Counting Your Blessings had a wonderful idea to post a blessing each day. I wanted to join in.
#1 My son~talked about him yesterday in my post. See here.
#2 Friends who inspire and encourage.


Anonymous said...

you look so pretty. Hope you have a great time.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh you look beautiful! I am so glad you are coming and bringing such a to-die-for treat! I can't wait!

Do bring your friends and I will see you there!


Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

P.S. you are definitely a BFF! xo

Nunnie's Attic said...

I can't see your dress! PFFT!

But your appetizer/grub fest looks and sounds delicious! I love hummus. See you at the party!!


Ann said...

Such an ambitious recipe--all those exotic ingredients! I'm so jealous of your posting skills already, now I have to reconcile that you're an imagnitive and better cook than me too.
Thanks again for my award--sorry I didn't do the right acceptance. Bear with me!
Georgian Dream

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love hummus better hurry to the party cuz I ate all of those deserts she had pictured!!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

That looks scrupmtious!!!! See you there!

Kari & Kijsa said...

You look so beautiful....such a billowly skirt and your hair...ooooolala!

Fabulous...kari and kijsa

Cottage Contessa said...

Oh you look so beautiful! Mind if I hitch a ride to the party in your pumpkin Cindy? I promise not to eat ALL of that delicious looking dip.......well I sort of promise. Wiat, no. No promises!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Cottage Contessa said...

oooppps! got too excited and spelt wait wrong! lol Party fever.......
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Meggie said...

Love your dress, Rhonda. Thanks for the recipe, sounds yummy. Have a good time at the party.

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Hi Rhonda-you look gorgeous!! It's so good to be back visiting my favourite blogs!xx