Friday, January 02, 2009

WINDING UP THE HOLIDAYS

So, the outside decorations are down and in the basement, and the last of the straggler presents has been opened. The holidays are really winding down. I guess I'll go back to work on Monday. Sigh.

In more exciting news, L got me the ice cream maker attachment for the Kitchen Aid Mixer she got when we got married. That, along with David Lebovitz's "The Perfect Scoop" should make for a delicious summer. But, like a kid getting a baseball mitt for Christmas, we had to play a little out of season. So far we have had banana sorbet, and (decaf, after all, there's a toddler to think of!) Mocha sorbet. Each has been fantastic. I really like the banana sorbet because all it has in it is bananas, water, sugar, and a little lime juice. It is sooooo banana-y. Good stuff.

Of course, life is not all about good recipes that work. You know those easy, comforting cookies made by wrapping chocolate chip cookie dough around a Hershey's Kiss, rolling the resulting ball in coconut and baking? Well, let me tell you, you CANNOT replace the Kiss with a Special Edition Cherry Cordial Kiss. I know it seems like it would be great because the cookie would have a chocolate/cherry flavor in the middle. In the event, what happens is that the chocolate melts, the cordial runs out, hardens, and you get a cookie with a cherry concrete center. Just a word to the wise . . .

1 Comments:

Anonymous NPN said...

the cherry cordial cookie made me laugh out loud. Thanks for the heads up.

10:46 PM  

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