TWD: Cornmeal Shortbread Cookies

So, yeah, it’s not Tuesday.  Could possibly be days later (as I am writing this I am not sure when I will get it published).   [updated to add that I can’t seem to find the time to get the photo loaded…put house on market again…what was that definition about insanity…doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result…sounds about right]

I made a half batch of these on Easter with orange zest instead of lemon.  I don’t love shortbread.  I don’t crave shortbread.  I just sort of tolerate it.  But, somehow, in a Cadbury Egg/pastel M&M induced sugar fog I managed to eat several.   I immediately packed the rest up and sent them home with my mom.

I would call that a success, wouldn’t you?

The recipe is at Une Gamine dans la Cuisine.


TWD: Delayed Strawberry Apple Double Crisp

To detail all of the reasons as to why I am posting last week’s strawberry dessert over this week’s apple tourte would send you into a full on boredom coma in less time than it takes to type Rhubarb.  The short (and ample on its own) reason is that I ended up with 4+ lbs of strawberries on Sunday.  What I did not end up with is any rhubarb.  Actually, I didn’t go looking for it.  For the record, I didn’t go looking for the strawberries either.  I did happen to have two lonely apples in the fruit bowl.  Since I and everyone else within shouting distance has had their fill of apples as a snack until next fall, I quickly decided they would make a great substitute for rhubarb.  I don’t like crystallized ginger so I didn’t go looking for it all.

In short, great dessert and I was ready for some dessert.  If I get my hands on some rhubarb before I exhaust the 3lbs of remaining strawberries, I might just make it again.

Thought for Thursday

I want to go back to the 90s before I “realized” bagels were the devil.  I just want my pumpernickel guilt free (please).

TWD: Ice Cream Tart, no Coffee

The thought process of an overthinker:

I am going to NYC this weekend.  I will eat a lot of yummy restaurant food in NYC.  I will eat some (tasty) crap in NYC as well.  This tart sounds good but I don’t really want to eat a lot of or much of it, frankly, or maybe none of it.  If this is a coffee tart, I will be the only one who will eat it.  I will regret every bite of it as I am chowing on a bagel…It is ice cream.  Ice cream is not something I can bring to work.  I love coffee ice cream.  How can I skip coffee ice cream?  I am skipping coffee ice cream.  Period.  What will the boy eat?  Peanuts.  Yup.  Peanuts and chocolate and vanilla ice cream with caramel.  Should I still make the coffee tart?  No.  No coffee.  Peanut/chocolate/vanilla/caramel it is.  Hmmm…that sounds good.  Edit: HALF a peanut/chocolate/vanilla/caramel tart it is.

I am exhausted.

but, of course, I tried a piece.  It was HOT on Sunday (91 degrees!).  good.  very good.  that crust is a keeper.  Full post at domestic deep thought.

This week in good things 4/1/11

I know I have missed the last two weeks.  Ugh.  Too much going on around these parts.


  • going to PowerPlay.
  • coming up with a new language where he just drops the first letter of every word.  It was as much fun listening to this all day as it sounds…
  • Spanish class
  • PE and music class.  Will not really rockin’ the creative ideas mid-week.


  • going to power play
  • Kirby’s Epic Yarn:  if you haven’t seen this, I don’t know how to explain it.  It is a video game.  The main character is made of yarn and he turns into other objects on his adventures.  There is a character named Prince Fluff.  I fear the use of controlled substances contributed to this…
  • cracking his knuckles.  (It was a slow day)  We asked the Dr about this.  She said she wished she had some great reason to tell him to stop but there really isn’t.
  • the chicks that hatched in his classroom.  I lu-u-uv kindergartners.  They named the chicks:  mario, sophie, werewolf and luke skywalker.  Colin was rooting for anakin skywalker but, apparently, couldn’t drum up enough support for that one.

Thought for Thursday

Every morning I drive by the Apple store on the way to work.  Every morning there is a line outside.  This is between 8:15-8:30.  If you could see this store in a vacuum you would have ABSOLUTELY no clue there is a recession.  Amazing.

Thursday Thoughts

I am -slowly- making my way through Anna Karenina.  I don’t even want to say how long it is taking me.  The weird thing is…I think I like it but I just can’t seem to finish it.  In fact, I just grabbed a couple of new books from the library.   I think I am losing my attention span.  I blame MTV.