at some point this year my mother picked up the perfect mix and sent it to me, which at the time i thought was a little random, but then the november issue of cooking light had this mix recipe in it, and it just looked so pretty that i thought i can do that! which is usually how my crafty
cozy caribbean dinner: black bean soup, corn bread, and red stripe beer. in many of the dinners the spices were bagged separately from the rest of the mix.
southwestern chili dinner: chili, corn bread, and a festive striped dishtowel
new england dinner: boston baked beans, heirloom brown bread, and molasses
winter night dinner: split pea soup, honey whole wheat bread, honey and jam, apple cider, and mulling spice
single guy's baking: whole wheat beer bread, beer, and jam
warm drinks: mocha coffee, cappuccino, spiced tea, minted citrus tea, spiced cranberry cider, and a mug
another winter night dinner: bean soup, honey whole wheat bread, honey, and jam
i don't know what happened to the pictures of the other two i took, the cajun dinner (red beans & rice, french baguettes, and louisiana hot sauce) and the italian dinner (mushroom risotto & chianti). they seem to have disappeared which is not surprising given my [nonexistant] technological prowess. that is also unfortunate because i gave them away also. the one i saved for myself was the bean soup, which sounded so darn good to me, and now brian knows why we have little bits of 86 different kinds of beans leftover in our pantry.