Thursday, November 30, 2006

Glad that's over.....









Today, I catered an Open House for a local social service agency. I spent the majority of yesterday baking and cooking in preperation. I made Pumpkin Bread, cranberry bread, hello dollies, toll house cookies( with dark choc. rasberry swirl chips), ginger almond biscotti, Sourcream cranberry bars and triple choc. brownies. I made 3 dips. Giada's white bean dip, a leek/carrot veg dip and a ranch dip( using penzey's ranch mix). The dips will go great with the veggie trays. I also made assorted tea sandwiches( tuna, chicken and egg) and various cheese's with crackers. I provided a slush punch( good recipe if you need a punch) and some drinking chocolate( I used the dulce de leche choc mix I got in a blogging by mail exchange).

The sourcream bars were Anna's recipe. I was looking thru the betty crocker site and came across these. She won a prize in the mix it up with betty contest. The bars were easy and very yummy. Even though they start with a packaged cookie mix, the final product doesnt reflect that.

This was fun to do, but a lot of work. I woke up at 6:30am to do the final prep and Robin was an absolute gem. She cut all the crusts off the bread and help me assemble and wrap the trays with plastic. I could not have done all this without her.

Our plane leaves Friday night for Florida. We will leave here around 1pm to make the drive to detroit. I'm not looking forward to the traffic at the border or the snow that is predicted. My 40th bday is Saturday and my fingers are crossed that we will get there for my party. I just pray that the weather holds out.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Christine said...

Oh My God that looks so good!

Sorry I havent called, the house is hectic with the move.

I will try to give you a shout this morning.

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

3:12 AM, December 01, 2006

 
Blogger amateur said...

hey there,

I'm curious to know about the cookies next to the toll house and biscotti. The very light colored one. What kind is it? I ask because I've been searching for a soft plain butter cookie and these kind of look that way.

Thanks!

10:32 AM, December 04, 2006

 
Blogger amateur said...

Do you mind sharing your recipe for the white choc. macadamia nut cookie? I've been searching for a good one for a long time.
Thanks!

2:19 PM, December 06, 2006

 

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