Thursday, November 01, 2007

A Very Mitteny and Chocolatey Birthday to You

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I'm getting ready for my Thomasina's 18th birthday party tonight. The cake is done and thank heavens for that Pam with flour in it when you use a bundt pan, don't you agree? This is her favorite spiced-up honey cake made with a total of 1 3/4 cups local Wisconsin honey. The recipe is from the wonderful cookbook Staffmeals by Chanterelle's David Waltuck.

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Shhhh! a pair of mittens blocking in the closet. My daughter is a senior in high school, applying to college. These mittens, with their snowflakes and tall pines and squirrels and a dog that came out looking more like a cat, will remind her of the snow and tall pines and squirrels and dogs and cats of home. The mittens are 75% Squirrelly Swedish Mittens and 25% Tasha Tudor's Patterned Mittens.

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These be supplies for tonight's surprise chocolate-tasting party. I ran across the idea at Hershey Chocolate's fancy schmancy site for its Cacao Reserve label. They have a mystery party all ready to go and free, too. I decided to up the chocolate ante with Scharffen Berger, Josef Schmidt, and Dagoba.

A person only turns 18 once.

1 comment:

Betty said...

Thanks for the link to the Hershey site. You know how to throw a party! Happy 18th to your daughter.