This month's 24x24 had a specific theme: budget-friendly inspiration from your own pantry, which was created to help offset the cost of attending this year's Foodbuzz Blogger Festival. For my participation, I will receive $250, which greatly helps with the cost of going to San Francisco in November.
As I was setting the table, I tried to remember what my grandma taught me.
Appetizers consisted of tomato salsa, Garden of Eatin' tortilla chips and naan pizzas.
For the main course, I chose to make farro soup, not only because we always have the ingredients on hand but because this vegetarian soup satisfies my meat-loving husband. It's a basic soup, but yet has terrific flavor.
I made bread in our dutch oven for the first time yesterday and was surprised at how well it turned out. Ernesto asked for the recipe, which was a great sign because he's from Italy and knows good bread :)
I made this same bundt cake last weekend, and it received rave reviews, so I decided to make it again for the dinner party. Instead of the glaze, I added a dusting of powdered sugar which was a nice alternative, although both finishing methods are tasty.
All of the recipes I made for the September 24x24 can be found on my Recipage...
Apple-Walnut Bundt Cake
I really enjoyed hosting a 24x24 dinner and spending the evening with Jen and Ernesto. Guests who bring vino and a bouquet of peppers are especially loved!