We had a fabulous time celebrating many things tonight at our Second Annual Housecooling Party.
29 years old this week.
[See the First Annual Housecooling in this post!]
I managed to pull the party together right as guests arrived. Despite cold weather and a setting sun, we set up outside – “for the photography!” and then moved inside later in the evening when most of the food had been eaten.
We had pretzels, chips and veggies for dipping into Great Harvest pimento cheese
A big green salad tossed with olive oil, balsamic, candied pecans and apples
Apples + apple butter [I picked up that killer ceramic skull at Michael’s today!!]
I made a big pot of Throw In A Pot Vegetarian Chili (with the addition of butternut squash and smoked paprika!). I never got a photo of it, but here is the cheddar cheese and sour cream I had for condiments!
And to go with – tons of bread. Guests also got a loaf leftover from sales today as a party favor!!
And we also had Hedgeapples – to scare away the spiders!
For dessert… Great Harvest cookies!
Brownie covered Oreos that Krissy made!
Always and forever, 26 : )
I ate a little of everything – including a bowl each of soup and salad. It was a grazing kinda night!
Also, pumpkin beers for all! I had some of one plus a few of the Flying Dog brews that Sara and Lauren brought us – thanks guys, they were great! Loved the Harvest Fest.
Our only guest shot of the night before darkness settled in – Holly is due in 5 weeks!
We moved the buffet inside
And then ate cake!! I did not escape a serenade of Happy Birthday. Since I was little I have always been so embarrassed to be sung to!
My cake was a Pumpkin Oh Layer Cake!!!!!!!
Matt made it at the bakery [obviously] and it may have been my best birthday cake ever! [Remember Kanz’s 26 Chocolate Ganache Cake!?]
Also had some of Meredith’s Pumpkin Brownies and Krissy’s Oreos, so I’m on sugar overload right now. Why does sugar make you so thirsty!?
Fun fun night!!