Things I've Done in the Summertime or, What Happened to the Melba Toast?

So hot.  So sweaty.  So love.

I just got back from a vacation to home, to home.  To my mother's house.

I was tooootally gonna blog while I was there.  Totally was.


Now I'm back in Oregon with just bits and pieces of a beautiful trip on my camera.  Places I went, things I did.

Things I made and things I ate with my family and my friends.


Sometimes we just stayed home, in the house I grew up in.


A meat plate with lamb ham.  Part of a 14 course dinner I threw for friends.

I was totally going to blog that.


Some kind of racoon attack, maybe?


One hard, one soft, and one blue.  Those are the rules.


Cloudy meringues that were later filled with peaches and cream.

I was super going to take a picture of that.


A cold beet soup with yogurt and pumpkin seeds.


This is the sort of classy crowd I hang around with.  And that is a homemade ginger ale taking center stage.


Happy 4th, happy friends, happy heat, happy summer!

4 comments:

Jasline @ Foodie Baker said...

14 course dinner?! Wow that's a lot of effort and time that go into cooking/baking, you're amazing! Wish I was at your dinner party, the food must have been delish!

dedy oktavianus said...

wow, 14 course, sounds a hectic preparation but i bet all the effort is worthed then...
Dedy@Dentist Chef

a. maren said...

thanks jasline! i used to do these more often and was surprised to see how much better i am at it now than i used to be...progress!

a. maren said...

haha it was, dedy! in the end it was. especially that meat plate.