I learned how to play croquet this weekend and if you had any doubts, Melati and Matt know how to throw one heck of a party. Tequila Stakes Croquet is one of the best parties I’ve been to in a long time, and I wasn’t even able to stay terribly long. I wish I’d been able to play and eat all evening. Oh, the food. And the margarita machine. And the company! Fun all the way around. Hopefully I’ll be invited back.

I brought: Pumpkin polenta bread

pumpkin yumminess

One of the best things I’ve ever baked, if I do say so myself. Love this recipe. (So much so that I burned the roof of my mouth eating them too soon out of the oven. Oy.)

and mini Shaker lemon pies. I hate pie crust. I hate making it. I hate rolling it out. I hate eating it. From now on, no more pies. I simply am not good with the pastry.

Lemony goodness

Damn you pastry for ruining my cute little pie idea.

I brought brownies too, because Ms. Melati is celebrating the big 3-0 on November 6th and she said they were her favorite. I’m not too sure she even got one.


‘Twas a fun and sugary weekend all around.