As a refresher to the concept of our Real Women Eat "Cook -n - Critique" events, someone suggests a cookbook and we browse through it while meeting and all vote on which cook book we are going to try for the next month. I haven't seen Julie and Julia...yet, but I've heard that's kinda what she did. Only, there are too many AADD ladies in our group to actually see a cookbook all the way through, so we pick a cookbook for the month. We draw "names"...just like Christmas, only we're drawing side dish, appetizer, dessert, entree... you get the picture.
The person who draws entree, is the person who hosts that particular event. Last month, I hosted...remember the dreaded crockpot cookbook? I even had favors for my "guests"...antiseptic soaps! LOL No, really!
This month, the "hostess" was D-Licious! You can tell, she has a hostess' heart. She even lit candles for us. (I didn't do that when I was hostess) When asked where our favors were (not by me, of course. My mama raised me right.) She had the best favors of all.... she said we didn't have to help clean up! WooHoo. My kind of favor!
As Cupcake mentioned my Mystery Pecan Pie was delicious, but it developed a sinking appearance. To which, I renamed it "sink hole pie". Now, to get the full humor in that, I think you should probably live around us. See, in Florida, the winter has been unseasonably, um... cold! It's a farming community mostly and the farmers have had to do a lot of watering (strawberries are the crops in season in the winter down here. That, and our citrus groves). Now, all this watering has affected our water table. That has, in turn, caused what we not-so-affectionately call "sinkholes".
The really weird thing, or at least what "I" thought was weird, was that you use BOTH of the Pillsbury Pie Crusts on the bottom of the pie. Do you think that's weird? When we cut into the pie, though, the bottom wasn't that thick at all, but as you can see, the not-so-great-looking fluted edges were. I admit, I need practice on making pretty fluted edges! LOL
But we did have a great time. Just us girls! I am fortunate to have these "girls" - my bestest and closest dear friends who just happen to be a sister, aunt, and cousin and cousin-in-law with me on this blog. What could be better?
Oh, and these were books we had to decide from for next month...
Can ya guess which we picked? No? I guess you'll just have to check back here then!