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Holiday Daze

December 5, 2011

Hi friends! Hope you had a good weekend!

We had a fun one—on Sunday, we saw the Muppet movie (loved it), and on Saturday, we had a little holiday shindig at our house with some of our friends in the English department.  The department at UAH is probably the youngest department we’ve ever been in, so it’s been fun getting to know everyone.  Plus, throwing a party is a great way to procrastinate when you have a big pile of grading that you’re refusing to make eye contact with. 

For the party, I tried out some recipes from various blogs (including my own, ha).  They were all tasty and easy!

I made walnut pesto from the Smitten Kitchen, which we spread on toasted baguette slices:

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Sooooo good.  I used about double the parmesan, which gave this pesto a delicious earthy and salty flavor. 

Plus Andie’s chewy molasses cookies:

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Again, delicious.  Chewy, soft, and full of molasses kick.

And a recipe from yours truly.  I used my old kale chip recipe to make this creamy, “cheesy” (it’s vegan) cashew dip:

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I also made this hot olive and artichoke dip from the Pioneer Woman…but it all got eaten before I could snag a picture (if that tells you anything about how good it is).

It was a great party success!!

Have a great Monday…I think I’m finally going to tackle the final portfolios…see you on the other side of grading hell.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. December 5, 2011 4:01 pm

    Definitely need to check out some of those recipes!

  2. December 5, 2011 4:51 pm

    Molasses cookies sound divine!

    Good luck in your grading hell….I’m in my own accounting hell if it makes you feel any better!

  3. December 5, 2011 5:47 pm

    YUM…I need to get invited that party!

  4. December 5, 2011 7:06 pm

    I dont even love olives but the hot olive and artichoke dip…YES I want that!

  5. December 5, 2011 8:46 pm

    Thank goodness for blogs, right? My party food would stick without them 😉 Everything looks great! glad you had a nice weekend 🙂

  6. December 6, 2011 1:03 am

    Oh, I want to see the Muphet movie! And I need to check out these recipes too.

  7. actorsdiet permalink
    December 6, 2011 2:19 am

    molasses cookies should ALWAYS be chewy, in my humble opinion….YUM!

  8. December 6, 2011 3:15 am

    Looks like a tasty party! We are having a few friends over this weekend too. I have so much work to do before then…I hope I get it all done. Good luck with the grading!

  9. December 6, 2011 3:52 am

    I need to see the Muppets!!!! Good luck with all that grading… yuck!

  10. December 6, 2011 6:59 am

    double parm? you’re a girl after my own heart! I have GOT to try that recipe!!!!!!! mwah!

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