I was on my feet all day, but the food was incredible. I don't have a single photo to prove it though. By the time everyone left I was ready for the next meal and a foot massage!
Lavender jelly went over huge and I tweaked the next batch to be a bit different. I added a white wine and doubled the lavender. Much stronger lavender taste. I also added some pansies for great effect in the cooling jelly! Hopefully they will crystallize.
When I was kid, we had violets growing wild in our yard in Metairie just outside of New Orleans. I would gather them and crystallize
them in sugar and egg whites. They actually tasted.....well.....purple!
I might have to try that with the pansies.
The cheesecake was incredible with the Caramel Macchiato I prepared for everyone. The ham had a apricot glaze, which made it edible. I don't like ham so I have to "cover" the flavor with some interesting glazes. I can come up with a few.
And I made a slaw that was sweet, with raisins and cashews. It was a change from my usual cabbage, cooked down with ham seasoning, carrots and bell peppers and onions.
It was a busy day, and I didn't watch a single foodball play! That is how busy I was!
I will continue working on the Quilt Room Clean Up and the Quilt Challenge piece. Hopefully I will make some nice progress on both!