Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Retreat recap - the recipes first

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.


Sue said...

So glad you had a great time. Those cookies are just adorable! What a great idea :)

Susan said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Those cookies are just too cute...I'll have to remember the idea for our next sew day!

Siobhán said...

Thanks for the links! All the food sounds yummy. Ginger snaps in white chocolate--YUMMM!

Linda said...

Those cookies are just too cute!!

Donna said...

The cookies are so cute! You can never go wrong with a good cookie.
I can't wait to see more pics.

Audrey said...

Ok - I am waiting for pictures!!!

elizabeth said...

Oh my, those cookies are ADORABLE! I always pin things like this and then don't do them. Wanted to come by and say thanks for your kind comment on my recent post.

Melanie said...

You hang out with some talented girls!!! Sounds like fun.