Sunday, July 10, 2011

Touching Base

We are having a wonderful time with our visiting family. As predicted I have spent much time in the kitchen, and a lot less time sewing. It has been fun though. Last night we finally got around to giving our eldest son an 18th birthday party (only about 3 months late)!!! It was a wonderful evening, he has gorgeous cousins, and lovely friends. My youngest son took a few food pics for me...


 Pizza scrolls on a stick...


Easy sausage rolls (made by wrapping a gourmet sausage in puff pastry, a brush of beaten egg and a sprinkle of sesame seeds and throw in the oven to bake, easy and yummy)!!!


The 'candle floating on water with a flower inside the jar' idea came from Pinterest. It can be a bit of an unreal world over there at Pinterest, but there is lots of eye candy and some fabulous ideas. These looked great on the table.



The cupcakes were lovely (a Donna Hay recipe from this book) they tasted delicious and were a hit.


Amongst all the partying I have had a little time to work on this..


See you soon. xo

18 comments:

Andi said...

Those cupcakes look scrumptious!!

Crispy said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your son, 18 is such a milestone in a boys life :0)

I will have to remember the sausage roll idea!

Crispy

meli B said...

Happy Birthday! Which Donna Hay book? Those cup cakes look yummy.

Jackie said...

Hmmm... always tempting us with such wonderful food treats! It is a good thing that the calories are not absorbed by just looking at the computer. I am sure that your son had a wonderful time at his party. Even if it was late. We will be doing the same thing with our daughter this year... the big 18. Hopefully we will do it close to her birthday... ;)

Miriam said...

A belated Happy Birthday to Mr 18!

All the food looks yummy! :)

Enjoy the family time.

Anna said...

yum! love the simple recipe ideas! We just finished our Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show and Kathy Doughty told me to tell you hello! I asked if she knew you! LOL

Judith said...

Oh isn't it lovely to send precious time with ones family. Life can be too hectic sometimes. Your yummys look very tasty. The cup cakes are fab!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Looks fun, I didn't know you loved to cook too!

Nedra said...

Being with family and cooking together creates the best of memories. Sewing can wait.

Susie said...

looks like fun!! Happy 18th!

Ruth said...

Your food looks wonderful! And the inspiration from Pintrest - I love it!

Janet said...

What yummy food, the cupcakes look like Donna Hay herself made them.

pomegranateandchintz said...

Food looks delectable! What a great sausage roll idea. Thanks for sharing.

Lurline said...

Food looks so yummy - those cupcakes look so good - I probably have that book somewhere in a big black hole in the shed!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Cardygirl said...

Glad you are having a lovely visit and a celebration too. The food looks delish! Love your blocks...hope you are cosy down there!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Hi Cathy! I'm glad you're having a great time! It sounds like you had a nice party for your son. That food looks yummy. I love how you presented it too.

Eileen said...

Happy Birtday to your son !!!! Great pics love the food ideas

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love love the photos.