Wednesday, 27 April 2011

I Hate it when he's Right

I wanted the blanket box moved from the TV room and upstairs to the foot of our bed. 

 "Easier to get my stuff in and out", I said. 

"You'll be sorry, you get up when its dark and you'll walk into it", He said

Five nights and five bruises later, I'm thinking that I should stick 3M reflective tape on its corners.

I found a dessert recipe that looked really good and thought I would make it for "ladies night".  The recipe called for Limoncello.  I had never heard of Limoncello, looked it up, thought it would be deliciously-sweet and lemony-tart so bought a big bottle for my recipe that would use 1/4 cup.

  "That's way too much Limoncello." He said,  "What will you do with the rest?"

"Don't you worry" I said "I'll use it in drinks and cooking and it'll be fine.  It'll be gone before you know it."

This is what I have left after four years.

"What will you do with a fig tree?" He said, "You don't like figs"

"I might".  I said. "They might taste better from the tree than they do from the store."

"What will you do with the tree when it's too big to bring in the house for the winter?"  He said

I don't think that's a worry yet, here is my fig tree - and yes, that's the actual height of 5".

It might be a while before he gets to say "See, I told you you wouldn't like figs"

In  bowl of electric mixer, beat:
8 oz. Cream Cheese (one brick)
When creamy beat in:
1 can Condensed Milk (300 ml)( 1 1/4 cup)
When blended add:
1/2 cup Sugar
 3 tbsp Lemon Juice - fresh
1/4 cup Limoncello
and mix well.
 3/4 cup whipping cream
And fold into lemon mixture.
Chill in fridge till set.

Spoon into individual bowls and top with fresh fruit of your choice - strawberries, raspberries, peaches, kiwi - a drizzle of limoncello and a sprinkling of powdered sugar and lemon zest. 

Serve with a


1 cup Butter
1/2 cup White Sugar
2 tsp Water
2 tsp Vanilla
2 cup Flour
1 cup chopped Pecans
Cream butter and sugar.  Add remaining ingredients and blend well.  Chill dough for 3 hours or so, roll into balls and put on a cookie sheet – I usually flatten these a bit as they are easier to eat.  Bake at 325 for 20 min or so till lightly browned. Cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

1 comment:

Painting workshop said...

I can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing this!...Daniel