|I've always loved this Vermeer.|
|This is Remrandt's "Nightwatch," his most famous and largest painting.|
|Andy is super excited because he spotted the dog you can see on the bottom left corner|
We had two of the elders in the ward over for dinner as well as our friend Claire. It ended up being a really fun group. Making a big dinner like that here was stressful and really stretched me because our oven hasn't been working quite right, I had to improvise a bit in recipes, hunt for ingredients, etc. I had a few conversations with my mom to try to figure out how to do stuff here, and I think she said about ten times, "What?! They really don't have that there?" Anyway, I think I learned a lot about cooking here, and I found some ingredients I didn't know they had (cocoa powder, cornstarch). I ended up really enjoying the process. Cameron's an excellent cook and helped everything turn out great. We had chicken breasts (turkey is too hard here), mashed potatoes, gravy, crockpot stuffing, and homemade crescent rolls. For dessert we had a chocolate cream pie and an incredible pumpkin chocolate cheesecake Claire brought. I think it mostly turned out well. We loved the stuffing, especially. My rolls didn't rise as much as I would have liked, and the pie crust wasn't quite right. But, for the most part, it was a success! We have so much to be grateful for, and it was wonderful to spend a day thinking about our many blessings.
|I couldn't find a normal pie pan here, so I had to use this springform pan.|