Foolproof was the theme for our party last Friday, in that I definitely put the title of Ina Garten’s cookbook to the test.
I planned this soiree before Lori got hurt and didn’t envision doing everything all by myself. In addition, Mason was sick with a cough last week so I had him in tow for much of the shopping, cooking and running the shop.
Fortunately everything worked out great. I prepared seven dishes from the Foolproof cookbook:
- parmesan crisps
- carmelized bacon
- easy tomato soup & grilled cheese croutons
- endive, orange & roquefort salad
- tomato crostini with whipped feta
- salted caramel brownies
- raspberry crumble bars
In addition, Mary brought the Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake and Denise brought hummus, both from the How Easy is That? book. Judy made a delicious bruschetta and I am still looking for that recipe. It was really good.
Everything was excellent. I especially liked the raspberry crumble bars. I could eat one every day!
My cooking marathon continues. First it was the Tipsy Artist party, then the Barefoot Knitting party, and now I’m hosting Thanksgiving at my house this week. It is difficult to pull off all of these events and work at the store all day, 6 days a week!
I am happy to report that Lori will be back in action this Saturday for the needle felting class. It only takes one arm for this activity. We’re so glad. Mom isn’t about to do needle felting, and we don’t have enough bandaids for me to take a stab at it.
Needle felting is a great way to relieve holiday stress and escape from football games and crabby relatives. You can choose from the cute little WoolPets animals or make jewelry.
It’s a great activity for kids 10+ so get out of the house and join us on Saturday from 10-3.
Hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving! We will be closed on Thursday, but will be open our regular hours of 10-5 today, tomorrow, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.