As I delve further into the world of blogging about food, parties, restaurants, adventures and other fun things. I have been trying to expand my knowledge base and also look into more exciting projects, recipes and even more adventures. Things that will get my readers excited to do these things themselves or give them ideas about the fun they could be having.
For the last several years (this will be unnamed because I cant believe how quickly the time has flown) I have been part of a family and my role initially in this family was to help them with their oldest son. He is on the Autism Spectrum and I have seen him grow into a wonderful little man. Anyway over the years I have done everything form Music Therapy to Christmas Tree decorating to the said “Party Planning” that occurred all of last week and culminated in the final efforts of the Holiday Party they threw at the house.
I enjoyed it so much, I considered doing it for other people , hm on a second not maybe not not I made enough deviled eggs for a lifetime… but for the time spent on the planning and arrangement and the food itself it was a blast. The party was a complete success and the food was wonderful, the decorations came out lovely. I was so happy I was able to be apart of it.
For this foodventure I looked online for recipe ideas then tried to meld it with my own way of cooking. I made the following:
- Deviled Eggs
- Artichoke, Brie and Spinach Tart
- Cranberry Loaves
- Funfetti Loaves
- Candied Pecans and Almonds
- Caprese Skewers
Everything except the loaves and crust for Tarts was homemade, lack of time made me have to use a couple box mixes, but with the cranberry loaf fresh cranberries were added, so that was nice.
Deviled Eggs: Egg yolks, garlic powder, Mayo, balsamic vinegar. Superb. Sprinkled Paprika on top
Candied Pecans & Almonds: Two eggs whites, 4 cups almonds, 4 cups pecans, 1 cup Sugar. 1 cup brown sugar, and cinnamon.
Caprese Skewers: Fresh Mozzarella pearls, Grape tomatoes, Fresh basil and Balsamic Vinegar.
These three things were my favorite, full of flavor and easily made. Perfect for the party.
It was an enjoyable time and I look forward to making more food and trying more new things soon!