In answer to all of your questions, the photo at the top is from our wedding, and I’m not sure why you haven’t seen it, you probably have and just don’t remember.
(Ok, there weren’t really “all of your questions”… really just in answer to Linda’s.)
On a totally different and unrelated note, I love potlucks.
I just don’t love them when I have to bring something. There’s too much pressure to demonstrate your amazing cooking-ness.
Let’s be honest. I cook. I’m not an amazing cook. I cook to eat, and so that my husband can eat, and so that 3 quarters of our paychecks don’t go towards the establishment of Eating Out.
And I confess, 99.9% of the products I bring to potlucks have not actually been made by me, per se, and if I were real honest, I probably only brought them because I had a hankerin’ for them, if you will.
Case in point: tonight I’m bringing Lemon Meringue pie. Have I really thought about if that’s practical or reasonable, or if others would even enjoy it? No.
The only thoughts going through my head are,
Shoot, I forgot about the potluck tonight. I hate having to bring something, it’s too much stress to try to impress others with my homemade stuffed mushrooms (not that I’ve ever actually made those), but I’m tired just thinking about it. Ummm, that Lemon Meringue pie at Rosauers is so good. Hey, I could bring that, and then just get a slice really quickly, and then I don’t have to feel bad for spending $7 on a pie for myself, and I can still have a slice. Yeah, that’s good.
I recognize that we all have gifts, and some are gifted in potlucking. I am not one of them. I laud them, and their culinary works of art. I simply ask that they not judge, lest they be judged, my Rosauers Lemon Meringue, complete with tacky price sticker ($6.99).
On a more random note, check out Sophie‘s many different breakfast ideas. May you be inspired.