Foodie Adventures

My Tassel Is Officially On the Left!

Last weekend, I graduated from Mary Baldwin College. A day filled with pride, joy, and even a little sadness to leave the beautiful campus but, hey, I can always visit, without having to do the work anymore! 🙂 My mom and dad came from Quebec for the Commencement ceremony and were joined by my parents-in-law, my friend Vari and my wonderful husband.

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IMG_0805After the ceremony, we headed over to Vari’s house as she and her husband generously offered to host my graduation celebration. We had brought most of the food to her house the day before and she made more as well. Although it had started to rain, we still had a great afternoon chatting, laughing and of course, eating! 🙂

The snacks, healthy and not.
Vari's empanadas, fruit salad and the cake.
Vari’s empanadas, Fred’s garden-fresh salad, fruit salad, some of the pulled pork fixings, and the cake.

As this is still a food blog, here is the recipe I used for carrot cake, and the maple cream cheese frosting. We also bought pulled pork from Ace’s Biscuit & Barbecue. We had veggies, cheese cubes, pretzels and chips to snack on. Fred made a fresh salad with lettuce right out of his garden. Upon special request, Vari made her famous empanadas. For dessert, we had the cake I made as well as fruit salad, made by my mom. We also had special tasty drinks made by Fred (no pictures there, I was too busy enjoying them). All in all, it was one delicious afternoon, spent in fabulous company.

I was really proud of my cake! Carrot cake with maple cream cheese frosting.

A long day surrounded by loved ones made for one very happy graduate!

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