I have one more pumpkin recipe to share with you all. I figure with Thanksgiving right around the corner you may need a back-up pumpkin recipe. If not, I dressed it up all Christmas like so you could use it for Christmas as well.
How beautiful is this! It was so fun to make. We had a party at my hubby's bosses house this weekend and I was in charge of dessert. To most people this would be nerve racking but the boss is also a dear friend of ours and has been for years. He's part of our D&D group so he partakes in my desserts about once a month, more than that if we're lucky and can get together. But, as adults with families, that rarely happens. Boo! My rogue rarely gets to come out and play.
Okay, enough nerd talk. As long as you all still have a little respect for me I had better not scare you off.
So, you're wondering to yourself, "Self, how did she do that?" Well, I have the answer for you my dear friends!
I picked the rest of my rosemary out of my garden and then I smelled my fingers. What? Oh, you know you do that too when you pick rosemary! Don't deny it. It smells like Christmas. Then I pulled the bag of fresh cranberries from the fridge and dumped a few in a bowl. I rinsed off the rosemary and patted it dry a bit and did the same for the cranberries. I put a bunch of sugar in a pie plate and then I dredged the rosemary through the sugar and placed it on a wire rack to dry. I put the cranberries in the remaining sugar and shook the pie plate around until they were completely covered in sugar and placed them on the wire rack with the rosemary. After they were all dry, which took a couple of hours, I decorated my cake.
Let the praise begin! Tell me how I'm such a genius! Come on now, get down on your knees and kiss my feet! Okay, you can stand up now. For, you see, I'm not the real genius behind this masterpiece. That would have to be the good 'ole Mrs. Paula Deen herself. That would've been cool if I were though. Huh? Is this awkward now that you have kissed my feet?
Natalie said the garnish looked like Julius Ceaser's headpiece.
Hubby said it looked like the Ghost of Christmas Past's headpiece.