As Cathy used to say so eloquently, “ACK!” This week has turned into a whirlwind of activity. Most of it is fun stuff—a birthday party, lots of baking, some biking and running outside in this mild Texas December weather. Last night I made thumbprint cookies, and tonight I have a birthday cake cooling its heels on my counter. Tomorrow the cake will get a generous slathering of cream cheese frosting, and we’ll take a trip over to my friend’s place to celebrate the start of a new year in her life. Man, I do love birthdays!
It’s already 10 PM as I sit here typing, so I think this post will have to be a shortie. I do have a recommendation, one that I think works well in the kitchen. I bought myself a little birthday present, or an early Christmas present—whatever you want to call it. It’s the CD I had on my wish list, Iron & Wine’s Around the Well, and it is so good. I’m not sure how I missed this when I was listening to the CD samples on Amazon, but this album is a two-CD set, which is even better—twice the musical joy! I’ve been listening to it every day since it arrived, and it’s an especially good album for kitchen time. It just puts me in the mood to cook.
I’m off to bed now. Happy merrymaking to you! Let me know if you want me to send you some of this Texas warmth—I’ve got extra this week. For my part, I’m looking forward to some wintry weather in the Mitten next week.