This year's retreat was one of the best thanks to Donna and her helpers. Each year I think it can't get better than this, and they end up surprising us all.
Darcy made these really cute cookies after she saw the picture on Pinterest. Where I come from, sugar cookies always have frosting on top; but without frosting, they were still a great cookie. Definitely a recipe I will make.
Sarah made a ginger cookie from a recipe of her grandmother's that was written on the back of an old envelope. Don't you just love that kind of keepsake?! She didn't have her recipe with her, but ginger snap recipes are easy to find on the web. The twist that she added to her cookie was that she dipped half of it into white chocolate. I could have made a meal of these; they were excellent, and I plan to make these for Christmas.
I brought salad to go with Friday evening's meal. I just tossed romaine with baby spinach and had mandarin oranges and sugared walnuts on the side to toss with the greens. The dressing recipe I got from Our Best Bites' blog. It was a red wine vinegar with honey and garlic. If you ever need to try a good recipe, check out that blog. My cousin Audrey bought their cookbook, and it is superb.
I have a few pictures of projects from the retreat as well as some of the ideas we tossed around for future group projects. I'll share those in another post.