Saturday, December 02, 2006

Holiday Craft Party Cooking Fun Part 2

I also made some roasted butternut squash and baby potatoes (half yukon gold, and half purple-skin). I followed the simple, but delcious seasoning recipe in the Real Food Daily cookbook. This was another of Musty's ideas, and it was a great success! These were the first thing to go - and it's so nice to have something healthy out on the snack table.

This is a pumpkin pie, using the other half of the enormous butternut squash that went into the roasted veggies. I have a standard pumpkin pie that I make every year, but I saw this recipe in "Modern Vegetarian Cooking" and wanted to try it out at a non-critical time (ie. not Thanksgiving or Christmas Eve)... It was very good - a great texture, but I think the flavor was not as satisying as the recipe I usually follow. I may incorporate the use of a little agar into my standard recipe though, as I found that quite nice here.

Finally, here's a picture of some friends and family crafting away.


  1. Anonymous7:36 PM

    That party looks like a blast. And what an amazing spread you laid out! I love the idea of decorating your own gingerpeople.

    That mushroom stuffing does look good, and it sounds like it will do well in whatever veggie you want to put it in.

    Great job on your party! Thanks for posting!

  2. Anonymous7:53 PM

    That looks like such a cool event, and frankly, I am so impressed with the amount of creative cooking and baking that you do! Your friends and family are lucky to have you at parties and gatherings! What I'm saying is... can you invite me next year? lol

    Too bad you don't like mushrooms- more for me! Reaches through the screen and tries to grab them... yum!

  3. Anonymous11:52 PM

    Those potatoes look so good!! I love the color medley.

    What an adorable photo of the craft table! You can use it for next year's invitation! I love the decorated tree in the background.

    Oooh, I know Britty and I would love to be at that table. Just the mass of hanging, colourful scissors thrills us!! Lol!

    Glad you had fun!!!

  4. Hi Atxvegan,
    yeah, it was a really fun time... especially the gingerbread people! :)

    Hi Bazu,
    Of course you are invited next year! Just come on over anytime! thank you so much for the kind words. Lately I am having so much enthusiasm for cooking, it's really fun. :)

    Hi Candi,
    The potatoes were probably my favorite thing there. so yummy. Good idea to use the photo for next year's invite - I think I'll do it!


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