We’ve arrived at Christmas in November! We folded Chef Michael Smith into the front seat of our Subaru Outback and hit the highway this afternoon – it was a gorgeous drive up the 93, past the glaciers, to the Jasper Park Lodge where there was hot chocolate and roasting chestnuts waiting for us. Highlight of my year, no joke. It’s like coming home for the holidays (and yes, I realize it was Halloween YESTERDAY) seeing friends from previous CINs, the old cabins, the decorated great hall, the food and wine and cocktails (on the buffet menu tonight: porchetta and braised beef short rib grilled cheese and butter chicken and raclette and roast beef with Yorkies and mini doughnuts and homemade whoopie pies with buttercream and caramel….) and being in a place where you can get out and about but don’t have to leave the grounds – it’s bliss. Truly.
Now if I could just wrap up my 6 lingering homework assignments, that would be rad.
I’m doing my sessions with Pierre for the first time this year – we’re doing some recipes from Alice Eats. On the roster – these sticky toffee treacle teacakes. Cupcakes, really – unless they’re for tea.
I love the zip-lock baggie frosting method. Who needs an icing bag with fancy tips?
Will keep you posted on the week. Have a great weekend!