|snacks while preparing dinner: nice red wine & bruschetta on toasted baguette|
same recipe I made for my friend Caitlin (without the minor disasters this time), so I would consider it a success. Okay, maybe there was one minor disaster - I didn't bring my instant-read thermometer from home, so I was using a candy thermometer out at the cabin, and it didn't read quite as easily, so I think I overheated my egg/sugar mixture a bit too much, resulting in buttercream icing that is a little stiffer than my usual stuff (it still tasted great though).
|yes, I made a minor disaster at the lake too...but I did clean up after myself.|
We also made it out to a Pyrohy Supper at St. Andrew's Ukrainian Orthodox Church a few weeks ago. (In Trev's family they spell it 'pyrogy' - to each their own?) It was fun - it was kind-of like being at a big family dinner. I had the half-combo with 6 pyrohy and one sausage, salad, beverage and dessert for $8, Trev had the full combo with 12 pyrohy (and all the rest) for $12. All the pyrohy are freshly made the day before by the ladies of the church and they were very tasty; we had a choice of cottage cheese or cheddar cheese pyrohy. I liked the cottage cheese best, and Trev preferred the cheddar. There was just so much food! But, of course, I still had room for some berry crumble with freshly-made whipped cream for dessert. If you get a chance, you should definitely stop in at a Pyrohy Supper at an Edmonton Ukrainian Orthodox Church. (Check out my link to St. Andrew's events calendar for their next supper.)
|Angus likes to help with blogging by soaking up some heat from Trev's laptop.|