Monday, April 28th was our 18th anniversary. I cannot believe we have been married for almost 20 years. That's crazy! Happy Anniversary to us!!! When I was looking for a picture to post, I realized that we don't have any current pictures of the two of us. I guess we'll have to remedy that situation--when I'm looking good, and the lighting's good, and the stars all align at the same time....anyway. Here's the picture we used for our wedding announcements.
Friday, May 2, 2008
At Easter, my niece Christine brought two different kinds of shortbread to our family get-together. It was delicious--buttery, flaky, rich. She brought a chocolate chip shortbread and an English toffee version. She has recently been bitten by the shortbread bug and has enjoyed experimenting with recipes and buying different shortbread molds. A friend of hers, Janet, had introduced Christine to the joys of shortbread and told her that the best is always made in a shortbread mold. (Janet has over 20 of her own.)
Since Easter, I have been craving the shortbread that Christine made. I decided, of course, I'd better have a mold of my own, so I used my vast Ebay skills to acquire a Brown Bag mold. It should be here any day now. I'm so excited to try different variations. Christine sent me her recipe (really Janet's recipe) and I've researched others that I want to try--rosemary pinenut and five-spice powder shortbread, just to name a few.
I'll be posting pictures as soon as it's made. Meanwhile, here's a picture of my new mold.
Have a great weekend!