My husband asked me to make brownie trays for a client. He told me to call Lori, one of his office managers. "Lori's brownie trays are awesome. She puts that white powdery stuff on the brownies, and has lots of strawberries."
I wasn't exactly following the idea of strawberries with the brownies, so I emailed Lori for instructions. She sent me the following picture:
In our house, a chocolate-glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut is considered just about the most delectable (and most guilt-inducing) treat there is.
I only buy them occasionally. Hubby gets these infamous late-night sweet cravings. We have a wonderful Harris-Teeter grocery store just up the street, which is both a blessing and a curse. It's a curse occasionally when he begs me to run for a late-night lemon cake for him. It's happened before. Which shows what a sucker I am for his charms.
Anyway, when I think he's been especially good, I might buy a box of chocolate-glazed. Last night, I was perusing the doughnut display, when an Evil, Evil Butcher Man called, "Ma'am! Ma'am! You buyin' doughnuts?"
"They put those in that case over there at $1.99 at night."
Ooooohhh, now why did he have to tell me that? I would never have known.
The glass-doored KK display case---the one where you can choose your own fresh doughnuts each day--- well, apparently they box up the remainder at the end of each day, and sell them cheap. I could have gone my whole life without knowing this.
I know I will now subconsciously put off my grocery store trips til 8:00 each evening.
I frowned at the Butcher. "You are an evil, evil man! I did not know this!" I said, as I grabbed the box full of chocolate glazed, which also had a few choc-glazed WITH Halloween sprinkles.
The butcher just laughed, as another Dad with a young kid rushed by my cart, frowning at my KK box, and telling his kid, "Darn, she got the best box...."
...every time we throw a party, that is. We had a big birthday dinner party for a close girlfriend. What I learned this time, is that white twinkle lights, strung through trees, can give you the biggest bang you'll ever get for eight bucks. Four packs of lights at $2 each was all it took to turn our yard from normal to exciting. We found that the best method was to put a nail in the tree (high up, with a ladder) and use white twist-wire to secure the light cord....poke it through the cord, then tightly twist it around the nail. This white twisty wire came on each strand of lights. I cut the long piece in half and used each half for each end.
Since it's getting dark so early, I knew we'd need some additional lighting in our backyard, and this really did the trick.
I was going to copy my sister-in-law's beautiful lights: