Friday, May 2, 2008

Happy 18th

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.

My New Thing--Shortbread

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!