Sigh. I am SO not Martha St*wart (whose show is now providing ambient noise for blogging and emailing and doing laundry). I just ever-so-slightly charred the bottom of the first batch of brownies I intended to send of to MP2 (who is in need of a treat. To be sure, he'd prefer the end of the semester, but this is all I got--sorry!). I popped them into the oven and out exactly as prescribed, but the dark non-stick pan really called for pulling them out a good 5 minutes earlier. Darn. So, TH will have to eat those. The second round of brownies is now cooling--and they are perfectly baked. But, since I'm running late this morning, I've now got time to upload a photo of the goodies I bought yesterday.
Isn't this just the cutest-shaped colander? I had to have it, and the muddler, too. They are from one of my all-time favorite houseware/hardware stores in town of MP1's alma mater. We took her there for birthday breakfast yesterday morning, and then went to all of our and her favorite haunts. Of course, we bought her some critical (ok--cute) kitchen things, too. Very relaxing and casual day. Except that the wind was really, really bad and so for me (being so allergic to everything) it was kind of like poison just to go outside. But, it the end, it was worth it, because the muddler will improve my mojito-making skills and the colander and towels and silpat are all highly functional. Okay--NOW I am going to get MP2's brownies and tea-infuser (he's a green-tea fanatic like his dad) in the mail. And then go to lunch with MP1, and then head over to MGC's house and get on the same page re: our panel and mini-exhibit for this week's conference (yep, we are lugging artifacts to San Diego). Nonetheless, it still feels like spring break. And I really needed it. ***The semester is almost over for you MP2. Hang in there.***