Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Weekend of Food

What a wonderful weekend.  The temperature was perfect, the blue sky amazing, the company fantastic, and the food . . . well . . . there was a lot of it.

Friday we had a Cream Cheese Chicken Soup served with french bread.  Good flavor, but next time I'll add more garlic and may be try goat cheese in place of the cream cheese to give it some real punch.  I will also stir the flour into the sauteing veggies instead of mixing it in with the milk.  Here is the recipe as it was made.  Crumbles bacon would be nice also.

Saturday morning we had my mother's scones and Ellen's pumpkin biscotti to go with the bacon, eggs, and potatoes.

Lunch was just some impromptu goat cheese, french bread, sliced pears, and pistachios on the back porch while the guys finished up the horseshoe pit.  Had a lot of fun with that this weekend.  Next project is putting in a deck for chairs.

For dinner it was pork roast with roasted potatoes, carrots, and fresh brussel sprouts from the local farmer's market.  I didn't make dessert, but we headed over to the diner Hullabaloo for some chocolate banana pie and key lime pie.  Interesting place, wonderful history.  We listened to some good live music, watch the chickens and kittens wander around and witnessed a man and his pig coming out of the bar.  Gotta love small town Texas.

By Sunday I think we were still full and had a relatively light breakfast of warm, fresh biscuits, sausage, sauteed apples and bananas, and left over scones and biscotti.  We were lucky to see a family of deer wander through the backyard which made my friend Diane extremely happy.  It happened too fast to get a photo.  Next time, may be.

It wasn't ALL about food.  After hitting up the farmer's market on Saturday, we popped into Hobby Lobby and I picked up a fall wreath for 40% off and a glass vase for 50% off.  Together they make a great centerpiece for my dinning room table.

It all goes great with the salt and pepper shakers I got at Cracker Barrel restaurant last month.  Yes, I shopped at Cracker Barrel.  The shakers were only .99 cents so why not.  I got two sets.

Now it's time for some football and left overs.  Lots of left overs.  May not cook for the next 2 days!