So I have not posted anything in the last week or so, and I am feeling really antsy. My lack of posting hasn't been due to low level of inspiration or time in the kitchen, but rather because I have practically been living in the kitchen in the last few days or traveling. I am building up a backlog of photos and recipes because have just not had a spare minute to post anything!
This weekend, I flew from San Diego back to my hometown, good old Cleveland, Ohio. I don't know about the rest of you, but it always seems that before a trip I get extra busy trying to organize everything, finish up last minute to-do items, and preparing for travel. This trip was much of the same, with the added work to plan for both a bridal shower and a bachelorette party; one of my dearest friends from college and my sorority big sister is getting married this summer. Soooo exciting! I absolutely cannot wait for the wedding, and after seeing her in her for her dress fitting this past Friday, I know she will be stunning and the wedding will be fantastic. I also adore our bridesmaid dresses (if you are feeling girly you can check them out here-no sash, sky blue color), and all the other lovely ladies in the wedding party are so much fun and sweet-as-pie.
We had a gorgeous, sunny Saturday afternoon bridal shower, and the mother of one of the other bridesmaids was generous enough to host it at her beautiful home in Shaker Heights. The whole thing was just amazing; everything went along without a hitch, all 20+ attendees had a great time, and (most importantly) our beautiful bride enjoyed it the most. I think it really could not have been more perfect, and I promise, I will post some photos soon!
When we were organizing everything for the bridal shower and bachelorette party, each of us bridesmaids pitched in something to help. Is it any surprise that I ended up making a lot of food? :) When I post about the whole bridal extravaganza later this week, I will divulge the entire delicious menu (just be patient, it is well worth the wait). For now, I want to quickly share a component of one of the dessert dishes that I made: Ladyfingers!