On Friday night we had an amazing girls’ night in at Maria’s that involved caramelized onion dip, an avocado and cilantro salad, DIY pizzas, Pear Bellinis, Andre Extra Dry, an incredible desert concoction of german poundcake, Cherry Garcia yogurt and Vosges Dark Chocolate Goji bar, and last but certainly not least, Jack Frost II: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman. Talk about a winning combination.
Unfortunately, the lighting was too low, so pictures are limited, although I plan to recreate the carmelized onion dip ASAP. Here for now, is the super-easy bellini recipe:
3 pears, skinned and chopped
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup apple juice
pear sauce (I got mine at Trader Joe’s)
prosecco or dry champagne
If you don’t have the luxury of ready-made pear sauce, blend the other ingredients until pureed. We used about one part pear sauce for every two parts champagne. Stir and serve.
It tastes better if consumed while watching a ridiculously cheesy horror movie.