Friday, February 05, 2010


You are soooo going to thank me for this one.

Pour a little of your favorite burbon in a glass and dip butter or shortbread cookies into it.

The smoother the whiskey, the tastier it'll be. Craig knows that, and he knew the girlscout cookies had arrived, so look at what he got me for my birthday! It's called Black Maple Hill and it's premium small batch Kentucky burbon. Which is kind of like microbrewed beer, but different, right? The cookies don't have to be the girlscout ones -- Trader Joes' makes pretty good thin ones that work as well, and I've had others in the past. Really, any butter/shortbread cookie should do the trick.

That bottle next to the burbon? That's Ron Zacapa Rum, which is also pretty awesome for dipping cookies in. Don't try this with normal cheap rum. You want dark and you want a little fancier than the, let's say.... the Captain might be.

It's a pretty fun dessert to serve when friends come for dinner, since it's like a fondue, where you all have to DO something. We like to pour a few dipping glasses and put them in the middle of the table so everyone can compare what they do and don't like.


And there's also been knitting in the past few days.

Between stealth trips to the cupboard to steal Thin Mints, I've been getting work done on Round 2 of this cabled number. Turns out I like the tweed much better in the design. It gives it some texture and the whole cardigan seems lighter, maybe a little less dense. (for lack of a better word -- but you know what I mean, right?)


I'm hoping to get it done in the next couple of weeks. There's a trip planned up to Maine for NETA's SPA Weekend and I'm a-going with a few friends. I'm hoping to be wearing this guy while eating what's been described - in a long and detailed email chain - as "the best bacon ever" - from the breakfast buffet. In the evening, maybe I'll wear it while having a drink or 2 as well with dinner, which hasn't been described at all. But I'm sure we'll have it. Maybe 3. Considering there are 8 of us in a townhouse thingy? Maybe 4.

Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes! I don't think I've ever gotten that many comments before in my entire blogging "career" :-) And comments always make me happy.

11 comments:

mooncalf said...

I love a breakfast buffet. Nothing about going on holiday makes me more happy than the idea of waking up to a breakfast buffet.

When/If I get to heaven it will be one enormous breakfast buffet. And there will be lots of 'best bacon ever' and endless coffee...

Kristen said...

I'm going to have to do this dessert thing soon, sitting by the fire with friends, mmm...sounds really good!

This new sweater must be one of your designs. Nice cable. I look forward to seeing it finished. Happy belated birthday.

QuiltedSimple said...

Love the new sweater - can't wait to see it finished. Breakfast buffets are always yummy as are girl scout cookies;)
Kris

bellsknits said...

that sounds positively evil and heavenly all at once!

Hilary said...

Yummmmyyyy.....must contact little cousin IMMEDIATELY to order shortbread cookies.

amandacathleen said...

oooooo now that sounds like a good plan for the 4 boxes of Trefoils I have coming to me! (except I have to wait 2 more weeks, after sorting all those boxes I think I'll need a drink!) Lovely yarn that your using for your sweater, what is it?

Happy belated birthday girl!

Kathleen said...

Soo wish I were going to SPA. Maybe next year. Love the tweed! It does have a more organic quality now.

Snorka said...

Whiskey & shortbread...that sounds really yummy! I definitely will try this. Btw: Happy birthday (although i'm bit late...).

Jody said...

damn those grown up cookies sound awesome! i like shortbread all on its own, but with a smooth bourbon? i can only imagine (but will put it to the test next weekend...)

ps - happy belated! i'm not much of a weekday blog reader lately so i missed the big day. hope you had a great one!

Reckless Glue said...

Bourbon with shortbread? omg yes!
(and happy berfday!)

grannyannie said...

So, you're coming up here to The Hinterland for the spa weekend in Freeport. Even some of my local knitting friends do it. Call me if you have a minute...I'd love to say hi. Be sure and check out my friend Ellen's Purl Diva on Rte.1, just after the Miss Brunswick Diner. And, be sure and tell her I sent you. I love Ellen and her shop.