Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thanksgiving Massive

Last Saturday was our annual Thanksgiving Massive potluck.  Since I enjoy cooking and baking, I usually make a savory and sweet dish for our potlucks but this year I knew I wouldn't have enough time.  So, I decided to go with something simple and easy, bruschetta.  I followed this recipe that my sister sent me.  I knew it was a hit when I came out of my room from getting ready to find that people had already ate some when I didn't even put it in the oven yet.  There was so much good food that I couldn't help but pile my plate with a little bit of everything.  I was more than stuffed by the end of the night.  I can't wait for next week's dinner though with my family. I love the holidays!

 I piled my plate with this much food!  I was full but I wanted to try everything!

 Everyone stuffing their faces!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Our group costume this year was Indians and surprisingly everyone made their costumes.  Well, I guess it's pretty simple for the guys but all the girls' costume came out really well!  I found the perfect fabric with fringe in brown and bought ribbon that resembled Indian pattern.  I bought a braided headband from Claire's and glued feathers to it and bought some feather earrings.  It took alot of work and thinking but I was very pleased with the outcome.  If I plan on making my costume next year, I'm definitely using a sewing machine.  It took me forever to sew by hand.  I also used fabric glue for the first time and it actually works really well.