so… after a 6 month hiatus…
the travelling crockpot IS BACK!
here’s a quick recap of the previous travelling crockpot dinners – and yes – adrienne does know she’s behind, but we’ve planned a catch up meal in our future. not to worry.
adrienne’s turn to cook the meal, she started off with apple slices topped with chutney and aged irish cheddar.
for our main meal she toasted up freshly baked crostini’s slathered in garlic butter and served it with a fantastic bolognese sauce and pasta. you can find the recipe she worked off of – here.
for dessert – a dreamy red velvet cake with heavenly goat cheese frosting. seriously – that frosting. i wish i had been there when she made the frosting. i would have gladly licked those beaters clean for her. i realize i didn’t share a photo with you of what the inside of the cake looked like, but believe me when i tell you, it was the colour red. FROM BEET JUICE! not red food colouring! (which is awful for you, ps.) BEET JUICE! adrienne cut up, pureed, drained and strained beets to get the juice to use as dye. *jaw drop* i know – right?!? impressive.
a funny thing about these dinners is that you never know how it’s going to turn out. that’s the joy of cooking. you win some and you loose some. if only you could be a fly on the wall to hear the conversations that happen over a delicious meal and some good wine on a crockpot night. there’s a story that comes along with that red velvet cake – but i’ll save that for an outtake post in the future. why? just because. i’m slightly evil like that – and hey, why not give you a reason to keep coming back and check out the blog. buahh haha