EDIT: I’m sorry I didn’t include recipe for the scones with BACON and cheese and chives that Lisa made. Here it is (*slides recipe under the door as placating gesture) http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/bacon-cheddar-chive-scones-recipe
“Wanna know how many bacon things I ate?” Rylee said, her wide eyes daring me to ask the question.
“That is a lot of bacon.”
Now, there is no way that Rylee managed to eat that many mini bacon-infused scones, but her enthusiasm certainly is a wonderful tribute to one of our fine country’s favourite foods.
Here is a short recap of our amazing adventures at Kim’s house for our Garden Party theme:
- We learned that weddings are made more memorable when Granddad gets drunk off vodka-soaked gummy bears.
- Rylee has lost her two front teeth and looks like a champion.
- We met a baby with awesome hair.
- A good dollop of whipping cream can compliment most everything
- Vodka-soaked gummies are pretty much the best thing ever.
- Except maybe bacon.
- Homemade marzipan is something you do only once.
- Chantelle can single handedly make you love Martha Stewart again.
- Our cake to vegetable ratio is sometimes extremely skewed. I don’t need to tell you in what direction.
- More recipes should call for high quantities of jam.
- Kim is officially Queen of Hats. Obviously we’re leaving it to her to make her own crown, because it’s certain to be better than anything we come up with.
- That is one big tomato.
A huge thank you to Kim for hosting us, and for everyone for bringing their amazing creations. Here are a collection of said goodies. Scroll to the bottom for details of our next meetup and also some ideas for future themes!
- Thursday, June 23 at Wendy’s! Thank you Wendy for hosting us! If you are attending, please email me for directions.
- Theme – “Free From 2.0” Many people have asked for another opportunity to experiment with gluten free/sugar free recipes, so here’s your chance!
- Time: 6.30pm-ish
- PLEASE RSVP – I like to give our host some idea of how many will be attending. If you’re coming along to this month’s gathering, please email me to let me know you’ll be there.
IDEA ALERT #1
I recently met a man who told me of a supper club he and his wife used to belong to. Like our little group they would have a theme every month, and one month their theme was “Food from around the world.” In order to decide who got what area, the month previous they had thrown darts at a huge map of the world. Not only could you land on a country, but you could land on a specific city in that country. Imagine getting Chicago or Milan, or Timbuktu. If people are interested I am happy to acquire a map and some darts, or devise some other internet-based, spin-the-wheel option.
IDEA ALERT #2
After our May gathering, Kim and I enjoyed a concentrated discussion that had nothing to do with baking club meet ups but a lot to do with the apocalypse preparedness, both emotionally and in practical terms (it was a hell of a 15 minute conversation), and we thought it would be fun to indulge in an apocalypse-inspired recipe theme. I’m thinking this could be an entertaining one for the winter months. You could choose to inspired one of two ways with regard to recipe choice.
- Bunker Basics- practical dishes for subsistence living.
- Last Meal Merengue: The comet is coming and I’ll be damned if I’m eating Kraft Dinner.
What do you think? It’s our eating club and we can be as silly as we like! Leave a comment below or ship me an email.