Yeah, it looks like I make all kinds of great foods. But we don't really want to admit to our failures, now, do we? Once, after 4 days of Thanksgiving leftovers, I made a turkey pot pie. It was good; however, since I've never been a casserole person, and my kids therefore don't understand "one pot surprise," they were clamoring for permission to find a rope and tree to use on me. Thankfully, their father declined permission. This happened 12, maybe 15 years ago. Sometimes stuff overcooks, usually due to one minor crisis or another requiring my attention outside the kitchen, although I've doubtless been guilty of negligence. But the turkey pot pie is the one thing that everyone mentions when they are trying to prove that I'm not a pretty decent cook. Well, we all have things we can never live long enough to escape.
So I thought I'd give you another example. Within the last week or 2, I found what should have been a great recipe for a "Holiday Nut Cake" in an insert in my paper called Relish. If you also found it, save your money, because it's a pricy recipe, calling for 1/2 pound butter and a pound of nuts. It was absolutely lovely. It had a pretty good flavor. It was dry and crumbly. Marjie was greatly displeased. So, here's a picture of half of the cake. If you really want to try it, I suggest at least 3 eggs and less flour, and fewer nuts. That might save it. But I'm not sure I'm a brave enough soul.
Now, surprisingly to me, I've recently been given two more awards. You can both feel free to rescind them after this cake failure.
From everyone's favorite storyteller, The Blond Duck, I have been given the Uber Amazing Blog Award. Well, Duckie, I think you are uber-amazing, and am grateful that you think likewise of me. I will pass this on when my brain will function better, but it's late.
Katherine has presented me with the Proximity Award. This award means: "This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!" Katherine, thank you so much. If I still lived in greater Knoxville, I'd come give you a big hug for this. I am to pass this on to eight bloggers, and, again, once I have my brains back around me, I will.
Good night to all my "imaginary friends", as Duckie so eloquently puts it, and have a lovely weekend!