Tuesday, March 1, 2016
T is For A Special Treat!
I know, it's a bit indulgent but VERY easy to make and oh SO good! I made it specially for our son's girlfriend who came over for dinner on Sunday. She is an even bigger chocoholic than hubby or son, and she's addicted to coffee too:) Usually I also make this for a dessert one evening during our gathering at the beach with friends-it's always a hit!
And woohoo-it's March!! SO much happening this month- St. Patrick's Day, Daylight Savings Time which will give us light yet an hour longer:):), Good Friday, Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, tickets to see Neil and Ryan at our local PBS station to promote Celtic Thunder's next concert in September!!, my birthday, and tickets for another show at the State Theater to see the Fab Faux tribute to the Beatles with the same friends we went to see Il Volo with. And speaking of....
There was a 2 page write up in the theater program. It was a sold out show and to let you know just how spectacular they were they got a standing ovation for 90% of their songs throughout the show!!! I even got to shake hands with Pierro when he came down the aisle next to me:):) Oh I could just squeeze these boys!
Valenca before the show. I had salmon with coconut rice, garlic sofrito, pea shoots, snow peas salad with a ginger soy sauce. It was divine!! Unfortunately some of the selections others had were NOT so good, and not hot. Then hubby's dinner came a few min. after ours and it wasn't the right entree to boot. Service was VERY slow despite the fact that they were aware we had show tickets. And they weren't busy. They did give us complimentary desserts but we were rushed so we wouldn't be late for the concert. We'll be going somewhere else for our next show. And I won't be recommending this place to anyone as they are very inconsistent and a bit pricey.
Linking to my friends over at Altered Book Lover for T Stands For Tuesday.
Ok , let's get to some art. It's just a card though.
This is for Moo Mania and More for the theme of "my favorite pet". The stamps are older and I'm not even sure if they are still in business but here's the info anyway-dog-Rubber Cottage, sentiment-Rubber Tree Stamps, paw print-Rubber Stampede. The charm says "love".
Wishing you a great week ahead!
" The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog."
1 c. heavy whipping cream 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 c. confectioner's sugar 2 Tbsp coffee liquor
garnish- espresso beans or shaved dark chocolate
Pour cream into a large bowl.Sift sugar with cocoa powder together into the bowl of cream. Beat with mixer gradually adding the coffee liquor. Beat til soft peaks form. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Tips- I used a square of 86% chocolate and made the shavings with a vegetable peeler. You can make this without the alcohol but use a coffee syrup in place of the liquor. Serves 6 - 8 as a little goes a long way in richness and flavor. Enjoy!