My mom (to the left with me and my two sisters) is leaving tomorrow for Arizona for three months.
We decided to do our own high tea to send her off, so I got up early this morning to begin baking.
I made Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies, Tapioca pudding, Maple Butter to go along with the Maple/Butterscotch scones I baked.
I was busy. Then my sister, Deb, calls and says I have to be there by 11 because she got called into work.
I still had to get my shower and get my daughter in the shower as well. AGH.
Then Mom calls and wants me to pick up whipping cream for the Nordstrom's Soup. We decided the half and half she had in her fridge would be sufficient.
Half way through the finger sandwiches I remembered today was my day to blog. OOPS.
But sometimes, life gets in the way. And sometimes a tea with your soon-to-be-leaving mother is important.
This is a big trip for her. The last time she went to Arizona, my dad died on the way home. They were one day short of making it here when he had a heart-attack. The friends she's going down with are the same friends who flew to Utah to drive my dad's rig home after his death. That was almost three years ago.
While I apologize about the late post, I want to do a promo for Allrecipes.com. Seriously, this site makes me want to cook---and I am not a cook. I love the pictures and the comments. I love getting advice from people who have tried and improved the recipe. Everything I baked today was taken from their website--or modified from their website. This was the first time I ever tried scones and they turned out quite fabulous actually. So, if you haven't checked it out, you should.
And next week, I'll be back. Hopefully a little bit earlier.