If you've never been to a Food Swap, the general gist is you bring homemade, canned, jarred, homegrown, or foraged goodies and you barter your yummies for the yummies that others have brought to the table. Tonight, my friend Anna was hosting the March Food Swap in Vickery Place. This was my first experience with a food swap, so of course I spent all week since getting the invitation obsessing like a High Schooler that what I brought would be unpopular and everyone would pity the poor girl whose dance card was left empty all night.
The table was soon filled with homemade pies, jellies, granola, biscotti, and canned pickles. Thankfully there was plenty of wine and sweet pickles to boost my confidence, and it turned out my homemade vanilla was not shunned and I wound up with lots of yummy treats to dance my happy way home with. My toddler is now munching on "Honey Crew Granola", my husband is crunching cinnamon Chex mix in my ear, and I will dream tonight of the smell of homemade Vegetable Pot Pies for dinner tomorrow night. I only regret not bringing enough homemade vanilla to trade for the Habanero Jelly and everything else on the table.