Good Morning Cookie Lovers!
It’s a sunny Sunday and I am heading to the grocery store. I have to get there early because it becomes a madhouse at 11:00 AM and gets crazier by the minute until sundown, when the vampires come. Just kidding about that part, but by the end of Sunday, the store looks like it was attacked by locusts. As a stay at home mom, I could shop on any day of the week, I suppose. But I’ve done my big shops on weekends for as long as I remember and it’s hard to break tradition. And I’m a locust.
Hopefully everyone is having a nice weekend. Fuzz went to a birthday party yesterday, then stayed with AJC while Todd and I attended a retirement party for Kitty Crider, the Statesman food editor who is retiring after years 29 years. It held at the Culinary Center of Whole Foods, so naturally it was a lovely send-off. In fact, the mayor gave Kitty an honorary day. As for us, we met some interesting people. Dale Rice, who works with Kitty, was there. He has a great local blog called Dale’s Table.
We also met David Ansel (The Soup Peddler), Penny McConnell (Cookie Stories) and a lady named Jackie, who holds the city’s biggest cookie exchange every year. We even the pastry queen herself. She was coming as we were leaving, so luckily I didn’t’ have too much time to make a fool of myself in her presence. I did say something dumb like “I’m your biggest fan”. Doh!
We left a bit early to pick up Emma, so I didn’t get to meet everyone, but I did enjoy visiting with Kitty who true to her southern ways, went around introducing people to each other. One thing Kitty is known for, besides being a good person, is her James Beard award winning recipe for angel biscuits. Whole Foods gave everyone a copy of the recipe attached to a cute little bag of biscuits. This recipe makes a bunch, but you can easily cut it in half.