Wednesday, December 22, 2010
With friends like these
Who needs diets?
Every December, my friend (known here as Kathy-Down-The-Road) goes into what can only be called a baking frenzy.*
*Definition of frenzy: a state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behaviour.
So far this season, she has dropped off not one, not two, but SIX boxes/tins of baked goods to our family alone. In each tin, there are twenty-four (TWENTY-FOUR) different kinds of cookies, each one its own little work of art. Chocolate and cranberry biscotti, Italian almond cookies, ginger cookies (with candied, powdered and fresh ginger) and brownies in a heart shape, blondies, toffee bars, and caramels and and and...even thumbprint cookies with raspberry jam (beware those who dip into Eldest's tin because she licked one of them. She says it was to taste the jam to determine what kind it was, but it does act as a very effective deterrent to would-be thieves, no? She wasn't born yesterday, that one.)
And it's not just our family who benefits from the sugared fruits of her labours. She distributes these to all and sundry.
Amazing. What a lovely person you are, KDTR! We've been friends now for what, coming up twenty-three years? She is the bestest friend and neighbour ever. And I'm not just saying because I'm chowing down on one of the pyramid-shaped coconut macaroons dipped in dark chocolate...
Don't forget, it's not too late to enter the giveaway contest HERE to win a free copy of Diana Gabaldon's OUTLANDER. Read an excerpt if you like (top right side bar of my blog) but make sure you leave a comment on that post for a chance to win! I will personally mail you a copy anywhere in the world. Even Australia. Or Hawaii. Or Toronto.