Friday, September 26, 2008

A Long Day

Have you ever had one of those days where it just seemed like if something could go wrong it would? Welcome to my day. I'm not going to ramble on about it 'cause it would just bore you, but let me just say that I'm so grateful for friends who always help lift me out of the funk!

Now, these pictures aren't much to look at, but I wanted to share the recipes that I ended up using.
So, we finally had our Bunco night and I was so rushed for time that I didn't have time to take pictures before everything started.

Can I just give a shout out to my Albuquerque friends who first introduced me to Bunco. I had no idea what it was when I first was invited, but once I found out that it was just an excuse to get together and have good quality girl bonding time (chatting, laughing, cackling, screaming, etc.), I was all for it. Every group plays differently, but for me, I don't really care, I just like the company! Thanks everyone who came, it was a blast!!
This was Dr. Maya Angelou's Caramel Cake recipe that I found on It took a long time to make and my caramel syrup didn't turn out right, so I went to the store and ended up buying caramel syrup. It was good, but I think it was too much work to make again. One of those "tastes good, but not worth all that work". Sorry Angelou!

This was the Double Tomato Bruschetta that I got from I've never made bruschetta before, but I love tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes, so I figured that I couldn't go wrong with that! I think these were yummy.

Okay, so you're wondering why I have a picture of chips on here, but it's because I had already started cleaning up and put the dip away. I don't know the name of the recipe, but I originally got it from Lynne Clark and I love this recipe. It's a dip with tomatoes, avocados, black beans, corn, red onion, vinegar, balsamic vinaigrette & lime juice and it's so addicting!! It's best with the tortilla chips with a hint of lime--yum!! Thanks for introducing me to this Lynne.

Okay, so as a side note, Tiff I just need to hire you to throw parties for me, 'cause my feet are killing me from standing in the kitchen all day. How do you make it look so easy?! It's sad to say that I hardly made anything and I took all day! Ridiculous, I know!


The Kemps said...

That dip that you describe sounds absolutely delicious! Will you share the recipe?

The Piñon Family said...

Sounds like a fun night with yummy food!

Andy and Lynne said...

it was wonderful and so fun with everyone who showed up! thank you for hosting that and for all of your feet killing, caramel testing hard work! we all appriciated it and of course, can't wait for the next one!

Tiffany said...

You throw a fabulous party, couldn't you tell by the volume level in your house? It was a great time and the food was yummy. Sure you can hire me, my rates are through the roof though. : ) well for you I'm sure we can work out a deal. : ) Great job!


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