In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures. ~ Gibran

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Make and Take, October 17, 2009

October Make and Take Shakes It Up!

Friday was another fun and barely successful Make and Take. This gathering was at my house and the projects were Autumn Trail Mix and Homemade cards. Marci, a past member was able to join in the fun and catch us up on all she has been doing.

We started with shaking up our trail mix with candy corn to add a little color and surprise. I adapted the recipe from Martha Stewart.

Autumn Trail Mix

1 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup roasted almonds
1/4 cup dried blueberries
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup candy corn
1/2 unsweetened flake coconut
1/4 cup sunflowerseeds

Mix it all together and fill glass jars. Secure lids and decorate with fall embellishments!

We also revisited a M&T that Jean offered a few months ago on card making. We each needed new supplies and wanted to create some gift sets for the holidays. This almost didn't happen when my paper cutter decided it was finished with performing...Jean saved the day by retrieving her industrial cutter and we produced quite a little stash!

For lunch I made a traditional Peruvian dish called Carapulcra with rice and Butternut squash soup. We enjoyed pumpkin pie and caramel dipped pear and apple for dessert...yummers! My favorite little fall twist was a batch of Hot Vanilla Apple Cider. This was also an adaption from Martha Stewart.

Vanilla Apple Cider

1 Gallon fresh apple cider
2 whole nutmeg
1 vanilla bean, split and scrapped
2 tblsp of brown sugar
Bourbon is optional

Place all ingredients in pot over medium heat. Bring to boil and sift hot cider into mugs and set nuts and bean aside.

Deliciously rich and unexpected flavors!

Thanks gals for another lovely day together!

~ MJ
Copyright 2009 MJ's Table Talk

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