Yes, life got in the way there for a while! But after quite a long break at my little blog, I've decided I miss it, so I hope there are still one or two of you out there who haven't forgotten me!
So, on to important business: is everyone excited about the return of Game of Thrones? I am! And it got me thinking about Husband's birthday party last year, which he requested a Game of Thrones theme. It was great fun, and a good time was had by all (even the people who'd never seen or read GoT, thankfully!) We didn't make them dress up (although we did, of course!), but I did theme all the foods etc, and luckily people really got into it, and enjoyed the chance to - quite literally - share meat and mead with us!
Honestly? I'm not going to go into the savouries in detail - you'll do much better just heading over to The Inn At The Crossroads for that - suffice to say that the Honeyed Chicken is delish! I also made Saladhor Sahn's meatballs and eggplant dip, as well as a couple of salads (one from The Inn, one I just cobbled together based on the description in the book). They were all good. Sansa's lemon cakes also made an appearance.
But you're here to see cookies, right? Well, here they are:
Houses Stark, Tully, Targaryen, Frey, Lannister and Martell, respectively. Various versions of each House's sigil may be found via Google if you're interested in recreating these - pick the ones you like best!
For those of you who like to have a point of reference, here are a couple of the designs shown on a set of coasters I bought for the party:-
The coasters can be found (among other places) at ThinkGeek.
Anyway, must run for now, but I hope you like these cookies, and that they put you in the mood for this week's instalment! (now if only George RR Martin would finish the last book....)