Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Velveteen Lounge Temporary Christmas Wonderland

We decorated for Christmas, then undid it all, only to do it again later this week. Are we nuts? Speaking of nuts, there are lots in that vintage appetizer. Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A Velveteen Lounge New York Minute

The past week has been crazy! Here's our video recap of the past week in our lives, along with a couple of vintage recipes for video days!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Monday, September 16, 2019

Mocktail Monday at the Village Diner

It's Mocktail Monday and today we're taking our act on the road! Join us at Milford Pennsylvania's Village Diner for a highball fit for high tea with the queen!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

NYC Mid Century Supper Club Potluck at The Beauty Bar

Grab a cocktail and strap on your feed bag - it's chow time! We had such a great time at the NYC Mid Century Supper Club Potluck at the fabulous original Beauty Bar!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

6th Annual Pieathalon!

It's time once again for the Pieathalon! For those who aren't familiar, the Pieathalon is a cookalong during which bloggers submit a pie recipe, it gets assigned to someone else, then we all bake our assigned pies. I got lucky this year. Mine - Angel Pie, from The Sunset Cookbook - which came from came from Taryn at Retro Food For Modern Times, turned out to be really easy and delicious! Best of all, it's gluten free (I've been off the gluten for a year now and, let me tell you, it's a challenge when it comes to baking)! Without further ado I give you Angel Pie!

The meringue shell/making custard thing might seem daunting if you're not a baker but trust me, it's easy and foolproof if you have the right equipment and ingredients. A stand mixer really helps. Here it is, (more or less) step by step, starting with the meringue shell:

Four ingredients, ready for action

Those are some stiff peaks!

Ready for the oven

Next, the custard. Custards like this can sometimes take a long time to thicken, during which time you may find yourself wondering if this is going to be a pie fail (or maybe it's just me), but then it finally happens.

Thickened and ready for the fridge

Look, enough lemon juice left for cocktails!

Finally, whipping the cream, combining it with the custard and spreading it into the shells. It's the home stretch!

The biggest surprise with this recipe was that it actually made TWO pies! Since there are just two of us I have invited friends over to help us consume some of this pie. Stay tuned!

It turns out that the shell, which was so hard when it came out of the oven, has zero structural integrity after it's been filled and has been sitting in the fridge for awhile, but that's okay - it's delicious all the same. I'm putting it in the freezer, which I think will make it perfect!

Here are the links to the rest of the pies in the Pieathalon. Thank you so much to Yinzerella from Dinner is Served 1972 for inviting me to participate once again! And, if you're nearby, please come by and eat some pie!

More coming soon as I receive them!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Happy Birthday, Paul!

Tomorrow is Paul's birthday, but we're getting the party started early with a festive, flaming drink!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Monday, July 29, 2019

Mocktail Monday: The Jumping Great White

We're kicking off Shark Week with a Mocktail Monday tribute to one of the most fearsome creatures in or OUT of the water! Come back tomorrow for even more shark-infested goodness!

Monday, July 22, 2019

Mocktail Monday: The Kiss Off

Feeling unappreciated on this Mocktail Monday? This drink is for you! You're doing great, even if everyone else is too distracted (or dumb) to notice!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019

Monday, June 24, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Glendora's Wine Glasses!

Your favorite cousin is back home in her own house, with an exciting announcement - she's been immortalized on wine glasses! They'll be for sale in our online store soon, but if you just can't wait just send us a message and we'll get you set up right away!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Pearl on the Lam!

Aunt Pearl has been spotted sipping tiki drinks while on the lam! Will the authorities ever catch up with her? Stay tuned!

Monday, June 3, 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

It's Glendora's World - Checking in from the Beach

And, just like that, Glendora has her own show! Will she and Pearl have an epic showdown? Will she meet that millionaire and live happily ever after? Learn the answers to these and many other questions in the upcoming weeks and months!

Monday, April 29, 2019

Mocktail Monday: Banana Iced Coffee

This weekend just about killed us, but Mocktail Monday is here and today we have plenty of caffeine to get through the day. Go make it a great one!

Monday, March 25, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

Mocktail Monday: Frostie Blue Float

As you can see, I'm WAY behind on my blogging. Yikes! Let's have a little ice cream in some pretty blue soda and try to do better in the future. Have a fabulous week!