This weekend, Chris' sister Emily made the drive north for a visit. As always, we had a great time and enjoyed Emily's company immensely. We spent the weekend playing, reading, walking, singing, sleeping and laughing. (and getting a cold, blah. *sniffle sniffle cough*)
Oh and eating.
We tried four new recipes this weekend and made some old standbys that are always a hit. A little bit of this and a little bit of that and they were all fabulous. I will post recipes over the next day or two as I feeling better.
And once again, I forgot to take pictures before we ate everything.
Here was our menu for the weekend:
Peel and Eat Shrimp
Stuffed Mushroom Caps
Cheese and Crackers
Pumpkin Dip with Graham Crackers
Herbed Baked Eggs
Hot Apple Cider
Popcorn with butter, S&P and Chili Powder
Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup
Baked Brie with Apples, Honey, Rosemary and Walnuts.
And lots of tea.
To tide you over until I am up for posting more, here is the pumpkin dip recipe. I found this on one of my favorite foodie/cooking blogs, Annie's Eats. Three of the four recipes we tried this weekend came from Annie's Eats. I have yet to find a recipe of hers I don't like! Go check her out.
(adapted from Annie's Eats)
1/2 c. Pumpkin puree
1 (8oz) package Cream Cheese
2 c. powdered sugar (I used 1.25 cups)
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (I used a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Heavy on the cinnamon because that's how I roll)
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
2. Transfer to a festive pumpkin bowl.
3. Lick mixing bowl and wooden spoon.
We dipped graham crackers and apple slices in the dip. Highly recommend both.
(Ok, step 2 is optional. But really, doesn't everything taste better in a festive pumpkin bowl?)
Off to a hot cup of tea, some Nyquil and my pillow. Ta-ta for now.