Catching up a little
Sam’s 3rd birthday party was Saturday, and it was a lot of fun. Very small, just family. There wasn’t really a theme to it, or really, it was sort of a mish-mash. Lots of stuff was race car oriented (because if it has wheels and/or moves very fast, then he loves it), and of course we had a train cake that Lauren and I made for The Boy:
I seem to have bronchitis, so I’m heading to the doctor’s office this afternoon.
But first, a Boss’ Day potluck at work (I brought vegetarian sweet & sour meatballs) and a pie contest. I brought a cardamom-buttermilk pie, and Mark brought blueberry (which unfortunately I can’t link to, but trust me, it’s excellent). They both look really good – maybe one of us will win! We have two entries out of a total of 18. It’s a fundraiser for KECC. Anyone in the building can buy 5 tickets for $5.00, taste the pies, and then vote with their tickets. They’ll have winners in three categories, and then an overall winner. Note that Mark and I are in separate categories . . .
And so cute. Lauren, of course, likes to cook. She wanted to make a pie for the contest too, so she took the scraps of pie dough I had left over, and rolled them out to make a miniature pie. She took some homemade strawberry vanilla jam that my cousin Janis gave to me, and used that for the filling. She wanted a top layer, but there wasn’t enough dough left over, so I helped her make an almond streusel topping. After it baked, she drizzled honey over the top. It looks really tasty. I can’t actually enter it in the contest, of course, but I’m sharing it with the folks at work.
And I’ll tell her it was a huge hit, because it will be.