Archive for December, 2008



As I mentioned earlier, I was only responsible for the desserts this year. We had a lovely dinner at my parents’ house, and then we all headed out to Andrew’s aunt and uncle’s for dessert and to watch the Gonzaga basketball game (ever since my brother started there last year, my family has been avid fans and they know all the players by name). It was a delicious dinner and everyone ate their fill of turkey (artfully carved by my husband), stuffing, cranberry jello salad, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, and probably some other stuff I’m forgetting.
For dessert we had chocolate pumpkin pie…
and chocolate pecan pie (my personal favorite)…
and deep dish apple pie with a sharp cheddar crust (I was thinking of Pushing Daisies as I made this)…
and of course the baklava, which was everyone else’s favorite. A fantastic time, and I highly recommend the division of dinner and dessert between two different homes. It gives the stomach time to settle so that you have much more room for desserts. 😉