Whimsical Owl invitations, hand made with love. FYI - googly eyes cost more to mail. And yes, that is their official name "googly eyes".
pumpkin muffins, chips with homemade salsa, a grape & banana fruit salad and warm apple cider. There was some marveling going on at the white turkey chili, so I will leave you with that recipe for the upcoming chilly winter nights. Marveling, as in, what ingredients classify chili as "white"?
In deep pot, brown 1 lb ground turkey meat
Add 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
Add 1 tsp each; parsley & garlic
Add 1 can white canelli beans
Add 1.5 cups sweet frozen corn
Add 1 can green chiles
Add 1 box vegetable or chicken broth (i used veggie)
Add 1 bay leaf
Add 1 cup or more of FRESH cilantro, finely chopped stems and all. Don't be afraid of the stems, they have great flavor.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Bring to boil, and then reduce to a simmer. Let it simmer a good 20 minutes or so before eating.
Following are some close-ups of party decor:
Wound Up Mom. By the way, this is my amazing cousin Annie's blog and she is full of creative goodness!
meg + andy; who are sure to inspire anyone with the slightest twinge of craftiness in their being.
zucchini cake, daloped with organic vanilla yogurt. I have made this recipe several times over as muffins, so Eden was familiar with this food and enjoyed her cake. Familiarity is a baby's friend. Notice her super cute high chair cover, it was made with love by her grandma!
As if this post isn't long enough, below are some picture of Eden....