at Arlete’s. Merrilyn hadn’t seen my house yet, so today was the day! Leek and pancetta tarts:Ham & cheese crescent spirals.No picture of dessert (my contribution) because I chickened out on making a black raspberry baked Alaska and served only ice cream with a blackberry syrup topping. I have since been reassured that a Pyrex pie plate will not break when it goes from the freezer to a 400-degree oven.
At the Dry Creek Ranch House. From the team at the Rio Linda Elverta Quilt Trail Project, this “quilt” is temporarily on the side of the water tower until it’s decided where it should go to be seen from Dry Creek Road.The speaker was Arianne Laidlaw, a local person who has studied the life and works of Mark Twain.This Throwdown was a good one, every sample was delicious.Hurray, Lyn won! Her husband told her not to come home if she didn’t win.I think they liked the Hot Corn Dip. Finishing her second bowl:This guy went on the hunt for another table’s leftovers: