NOBODY PANIC BUT THANKSGIVING IS NEXT WEEK. No really, it is. I checked. Twice. There’s something that happens every year in November to my calendar skills; I lose a week. Every year. I always think I have ANOTHER WEEK before the best holiday ever. I’m still convinced that Thanksgiving isn’t next week even though I started this post out by telling you, me, and everyone else that it’s next week.
I may have accidentally, totally on purpose, bought two pounds of fresh dark red, beautifully sweet cherries. They were on sale for under $2.00 a pound – which, I don’t know what part of the world you live in, but that RARELY happens here – so I totally went a bit cross-eyed in the produce section and bought two pounds. It occurs to me now, as I type this, that
This Friday is every American’s favorite “we don’t actually know what we’re celebrating but we’re gonna eat tacos and get smashed” Mexican holiday: Cinco de Mayo. First and foremost: Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexican Independence Day (September 16 if you are curious). What Cinco de Mayo IS, is the celebration of the Mexican victory against invading French forces during the Battle of Puebla. So, go ahead and celebrate –
Are you in charge of dessert at any point during this holiday season? YOU ARE? Great. I have the PERFECT cake for you to serve. It’s gingery, moist, and everything the overly frosted confections that abound this time of year aren’t. Gingerbread often invokes the ideas of little cookie men with gumdrop buttons, but it is SO MUCH MORE. While this cake contains a fair amount of sugar, it is