Tag: school’s out for summer party

navy aqua dessert tableToday was the day, and the cookout went off without a hitch. Here was the menu:

Hot Dogs
Homemade macaroni and cheese (I’ll post that recipe another day)
My two salsas
Veggie kebabs (squash, onion, and bell pepper marinated with salt, pepper, cumin, and lime juice)
Grilled corn on the cob

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brownie bitesBrownie bites are done! White chocolate melts perfectly and holds color beautifully, so I will be drizzling these bites tomorrow for the cookout. I tried covering some of the brownies, but it takes a tremendous amount of chocolate, and it’s really difficult to keep it molten long enough to get a nice covering. Therein lies part of the art of baking. I used Grant’s brownie recipe. I cut these into 1″ squares using some of my plastic sewing rulers. Then I made a pizza for dinner. Now my sewing square smells like ham and cookies, so I’ll need to clean those before taking them back to the studio. This is what we call “improvising” here in the Orange Room.

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Okay. This cookout is 3 days away, and I’m still experimenting with my desserts. Here’s what we learned today:

My food coloring works. I finally got a nice navy blue color, and I also managed a nice aqua (which isn’t pictured here, just my stages of blue).

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cut bunting navy and aquaFinally! I’ve finally been able to stop racing around in a stressed out streak of polka dots and curly hair long enough to begin a new project. After making Annie’s bunting I’d decided it was so easy and cool that I would make some for any festivities we held in the future. So here it is, 6 days away from our School’s Out for Summer party. And I started the bunting today, matching the navy and aqua color scheme of my planned dessert table.

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2nd cookie experimentOkay, I give up. I cannot make sugar cookies into festive spheres. I had a vision of these wonderful cookie lollipops enrobed in brightly colored icing for my dessert table at this cookout.

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