Well, I was headed off to bed a few minutes ago, and remembered that I still need to make my Gratituesday post! :) I am actually posting from my phone, so this won't be anything flowery unfortunately.
I am thankful for:
1. A husband who is peppy and silly even when he's just as exhausted as I am (hey, it could be worse, he could be grumpy!).
2. My loving Mom who calls just to say hello, even if there isn't really much to chat about.
3. Little Black dresses! Every woman needs at least one dress that makes her truly feel shiny. ;o)
4. Warmer late Spring weather. No, it's not the warm gentle summer breezes and sunshine yet, but 65 degrees with no rain is pretty nice!
5. Chocolate. What would I do without that melty goodness? It often lifts my mood throughout each day.
Okay, I know, some of these weren't all that serious, but I am still thankful for each of them, they make up little (and big!) parts of my daily life. ;o)
Have a wonderful night!
~ Just a Girl
Monday, June 13, 2011
Hello all! I know I've been extremely absent for about a month; my apologies. Sometimes life is just so full and busy that I have to practically force myself to open my laptop! I know a lot of people struggle with exactly the opposite, but I guess I'm just an old-fashioned girl born into a childhood from whence I draw memories that just don't involve personal computers....and those peaceful memories have stuck with me ever since. ;o)
Today I simply want to share two wonderful recipes with you! These are long overdue as they were prepared and enjoyed on Easter weekend, but I have not forgotten them, and I do hope you'll try them at some point.
The first recipe is: Easy Pavlova ---click here!
I was originally going to make a Ghirardelli Chocolate Coconut Torte, but didn't have all the ingredients I needed. Then my husband's amazing cook/baker of a Grandmother looked through what I did have, and saw that I had all the ingredients to make Pavlova, a fluffy, creamy Australian cake named after the famous ballet dancer, Anna Pavlova.
The recipe sounds like it might be difficult, but once you get going it really is very simple! Just be absolutely sure not to allow any water/grease/yolk to mix into your egg-whites.
here you go!:
My husband's Grandmother and I also decided to follow a commenter's (tassygirl) handy tip and leave the meringue in the oven to cool overnight: