This second get-together was a heartier and hardier affair. The dish of choice was Texas beef brisket chili, from last month's bon appetit - Nate has been wanting to make it since the day the magazine arrived in the mail - and a deliciously easy beer bread. I made 2 loaves of the bread, one with Sam Adams Oktoberfest beer, which was yummy but a little crumbly, and the other with Miller Lite, which stuck together quite nicely. I'm considering using less butter next time - I think it could have been adequately delicious without the 1/2 stick of butter on each loaf. Thanks to Ruthie, who again brought cupcakes from the Alliance bakery (see picture in previous post). The red velvet cakes are not to be missed!
And we watched more than 2/3 of the entire third season. Sandcastles in the Sand, you're up next. One thing's for sure: if we have another one in November, it'll be the best Slapsgiving ever.