Figging Out

13 Sep

This weekend is historic and BIG time exciting for us BFFL’s!!  We are giddy and already planning the festivities for our reunion.

Carrie and I will get to see Cory’s new house which I am particularly eager to see because it is mid-century modern — which is my absolute FAVORITE style of architecture.   And Cory’s house has a pool.  Holla!  We plan to sunbathe by the pool and drink and eat because that’s what you HAVE to do at a pool.  It’s important to stay hydrated and nourished, right?  I also feel it is our duty to enjoy the pool and sun.  September is here and winter is almost upon us so we MUST not pass up this last opportunity of sun and fun!  So essentially we are being healthy and performing good civic duties by frolicking at the pool and gorging out.

Cory’s husband, Dominic, has promised to be our cabana boy.  Dominic is also an excellent cook so maybe he will help us grill out.

(Angie left, Dominic right)

We three besties are still trying to piece it all together but here is something we are really considering for our food festivities…

FIGS!!

In case you didn’t already get the memo, Figs are so IT this year!  They are not only in season but they are the hip and IT thing to serve at parties now. Carrie has known this and has been talking about figs for a while.  Carrie is always so intuitive and knows what will be IT.  So if you hear a lot about figs this year, you can blame Carrie! That fad starter!  :)

I’ve never been a big fig fan.  They look funky.   Maybe the fact that my neighbor’s fig tree caused a tar like mess in my driveway that attracted a swarm of flies for months didn’t help.  But add some liquor or cheese to figs and suddenly I can forget all that and… am in complete utter love.  Liquor and cheese truly changes everything doesn’t it?

Which brings us back to our pool plans….

Fig Mojitos!

I discovered  this recipe from Amy’s Kitchen Table for a Blackberry Fig Mojito.  Maybe do with or without the blackberry?

Picture courtesy of Amy’s Kitchen.

Carrie has been ranting about not only figs but she specifically wants to create a fig masterpiece with goat cheese! Maybe we can grill a fig and goat cheese pizza.  I came across this fig pizza on pinterest. It is completely different but perhaps we can tweak it and add goat cheese and other options like caramelized onions and a balsamic reduction.  Sounds like heaven.

Picture courtesy of pinterest.

Another fig recipe on pintest.  This is simply brie and figs.  Looks good but would be even better as warm baked brie with figs…

Picture courtesy of Pinterest.

We might just have only one fig item on our menu… but you never know we might just fig out!

One thing is for sure: we will have petit fours for Carrie’s birthday cake.

I am not ruining a surprise for Carrie…She knows because petit fours has been a long standing tradition whenever we get together for celebrations. Not only are petit fours beautiful but eating them is so decadent.  It feels like a naughty thing  - chomping on something so pretty and destroying it.  And I love that.   I also love the firm textured icing. They are entirely covered with icing and each petit four is so small each bite is guaranteed to include top and side icing.  Icing is after all the best part of the cake so the more icing with each mouthful, the better!  Some petit fours can taste bad because of the fondant but Carrie found a special bakery that makes our petit fours which are WOW!!!

So it just might be figs and petit fours for us this weekend.

Hmmm…maybe a fig petit four?  Ok, that’s getting a little crazy.  And there is no cheese or liquor in it so no!  :)

What do you think of the fig craze?  Will you fig out this year?  Do you have any good fig ideas to share with us?

 

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6 Responses to “Figging Out”

  1. Angie & Carrie September 13, 2011 at 1:28 pm #

    Dom!!!! Can’t wait to see you!! And Cory! And Angie!! And eat lots of figs and goat cheese…and drink lots of wine!! If I can only get over my fear of flying…

  2. Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me September 14, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    I love figs too. I usually add to them a salad with proscuitto and arugula leaves.

    Hope you all have fun!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

  3. Shelton Sperberg April 26, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    Goat milk is often consumed by young children, the elderly, those who are ill, or have a low tolerance to cow’s milk. Goat milk is more similar to human milk than that of the cow, although there is large variation among breeds in both animals. Although the West has popularized the cow, goat milk and goat cheese are preferred dairy products in much of the rest of the world. Because goat cheese is often made in areas where refrigeration is limited, aged goat cheeses are often heavily treated with salt to prevent decay. As a result, salt has become associated with the flavor of goat cheese..

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