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Years ago, my husband and I had a really bad Valentines dinner experience. My daughter was a toddler at the time and having a babysitter was an occasional treat. We made our dinner reservations at 8pm thinking we could get to the restaurant early and have a drink at the bar. We arrived at the restaurant and sat at the bar much longer than expected. We were seated for dinner hours later and it was 10:30 when our main course still hadn't been served. We finally had our meals packed up so we could be home to our babysitter by 11pm. After that experience, I vowed never to eat dinner out on Valentine's Day again. To this day, I have stuck by my vow.
Since Valentine's Day is on a Tuesday this year, I figure we will have an early family dinner with the kids. I will make some light appetizers and have some wine with the hubby later. Recently Wasa sent me a bunch of their product to try and I knew exactly what to make. Their thin and crispy flat breads are the perfect vehicle to serve a pâté on. Since we are not big liver fans, I am going with a mushroom pâté flavored with a little Blue cheese. Wasa's Rosemary Flat Bread is the perfect pairing with mushrooms. When I make sauteed mushrooms, I always add herbs and Rosemary is one of my favorites. This pâté with Rosemary flat bread is addicting! It is also the perfect snack or appetizer with a light crisp wine.
The wonderful people at WASA are offering one of my readers a delicious giveaway. So you can try a variety of these crispbreads too. One winner will get the following :
- A Cooking with Crispbread cookbook
- A sample of Wasa Products
- A Wasa pen and booklet
- A Wasa drawstring bag
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Contest ends Wed, February 15th at 11:59EST. Winner will be chosen by random.org and will be announced on Thurs, February 16th.
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If you want some more healthy recipes and appetizing ideas, go to the Wasa site by clicking HERE. Some of my blogger friends also love WASA crispbreads just as much as I do. Check out their recipes too........
Blue Cheese Mushroom Pâté
- 2 TBS olive oil
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 2 teaspoon chopped garlic
- 16 ounces white mushrooms cleaned and chopped
- 3 TBS white wine
- 3 TBS buttermilk
- 3 TBS crumbled Blue cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- fresh or dried parsley for garnish
- 1 box Wasa thin and crispy Rosemary flat bread
- In a large skillet, heat the oil on medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook, stirring, until soft and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring, until starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the wine and cook, stirring, until the wine it is evaporated, about 5 more minutes.
- Transfer the mixture to a food processor. Process with the buttermilk and cheese until well combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Transfer to a small bowl, cover and refrigerate for a few hours. Garnish with fresh or dried parsley. This is best served at room temperature with Wasa Rosemary flat bread.
***Disclosure: Wasa provided the gift pack to the winner. All opinions are my own.