Summer is really busy here in Avacal, so it was extra nice that we managed to get together in June this year. Although it was a smaller group than usual, there’s nothing as nice as spending an evening together over some delicious dishes on a warm summer night!
One of our dear friends and occasional attendees, Caterina, was placed on vigil to be elevated to the Order of the Laurel on Saturday. We spent a lot of time talking about her plans for the vigil and elevation! It was also Arnaut’s birthday, so Francis and Caiaphas baked him some brownies in lieu of a birthday cake. Audrey ‘helped.’
Our theme was very loose – just whatever we could whip together on short notice. We had some leftover pretzels from Silverwolf, delicious lamb patties, strudel and florentine biscuits, spinach two ways, a cauliflower pottage, cheese biscuits, and a very period Chardonnay. Tim came a little late and brought some sausages and flatbread, which aren’t pictured here but were very delicious!
|Bottom row: strudel and florentines, next row: lamb patties and spinach two ways,
next row: cheese biscuits and chardonnay, next row: pretzels and cauliflower pottage
|Cauliflower pottage by Master Thorvald. Recipe below.|
|Some leftover pretzels I made at Silverwolf, with mustard|
|Cheese biscuits by Audrey|
|Caiaphas’ period chardonnay|
|Lamb and walnut cakes by Francis. Recipe below.|
|Spinach two ways by Ainè. Recipes below.|
|Master Thorvald explaining his pottage|
|Caterina and Jodi supervise carefully – I think they are making socks?|
|Everyone enjoys! All meetings are child-friendly.|