Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Simmer Down! I'll Be There in a Minuet!

I am reading the local newspaper. The Food section catches my attention because I am always hungry, yes. There is an article about the importance of thoroughly washing and rinsing leeks, which is a very good idea.

Note: Sadly, I experienced a poorly-rinsed leek in my Sausage-Kale Soup, which is akin to eating a nice hot bowl of soup at the beach on a very windy day, if you know what I mean.

Ooh look! Readers of the newspaper are sharing favorite holiday cookie recipes.

Note: I love holiday cookies, although in the olden days, we made Christmas Cookies.

I peruse. There are recipes for Raspberry Ribbons and Ginger Doodles and Viola Shortbread Cookies, which contain neither musical instruments nor pansy-like flowers, no. Then another recipes catches my attention, however briefly, yes.

Note: I have many things that require my attention, as you know, which accounts for my somewhat short attention span.

Oh, I am thinking, Graham Cracker Cookies sound delicious.

I glance through the recipe. Four sticks of butter. Excellent! Bittersweet Chocolate. Excellent! Raspberry jam. Excellent! And the directions seem pretty straightforward. Whisking dry ingredients, creaming butter and sugar, blending until combined, dividing dough and securing in plastic wrap to chill for 30 minuets.

Thirty minuets? Really?

I am loving this recipe!

So, I google The Minuet and learn how to perform The Minuet and I'm practicing with the Hub, who is a very tolerant man, yes. It is requires curtsies and bows and pointy toes and counting to three. A lot.

Yes, the recipe seems like a lot of effort, what with the dancing and all, but it's Christmastime! So, I'll just keep practicing.

Perhaps a new Christmas tradition is born!

Heck, yes!

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