A Special Note to My Gentle Reader:
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the bittersweet experience of getting ready for our son Timothy’s graduation party, and how I was loathe to go through those pictures . . . pictures of adorable little baby Timothy, sweet little toddler Timothy, Timothy in a tree, Timothy playing his guitar . . . you know the pictures, you’ve got piles of these kinds of pictures, too, if you’re a parent . . . and how I realized it was all because I wasn’t ready for him to leave home yet. And I shared how I made a rustic memory board for his party. Remember? It’s all here.
With help from my family and friends, I somehow got through that weekend. My sister and brother-in-law loaned us their easy-up, and we set everything up in the front yard. The wind was blowing, but not enough to spoil the day. My mom made some exceptional cookies (I’m going to share that recipe with you later this week) and my sisters made desserts and salads for me. Yes, I’m blessed. And spoiled. And grateful.
Bloiled? Splessed? Splessedateful?
It was a fun party. The food all turned out well, people walked around our paths and enjoyed letting their children run, and watched the chickens and held the little chicks and there was lots of laughter and merriment. There was a strange stuffed monkey, and what party is complete without one? Everything went well. However—as it is with these sort of events when I’m the hostess, I was so busy I forgot to take many pictures, even though my camera was right there in my pocket. Rats!!
And best of all, my buns were a hit. I was really thankful, since I had taken the risk of experimenting with a new recipe in making them. Isn’t that brilliant? Invite over a hundred people to your house for a party, then try a new recipe! Not brilliant, Amy. But oh well. It worked out. This time it did.
I wrote a guest post for a friend who has a wonderful all-things-food-related blog, called “What’s to Eat” about my beautiful buns and how I made them. You can find this post and the super-easy-but-fabulous recipe right here. Check it out, Gentle Reader, and check out my friend’s blog while you’re there. If you like trying out new recipes and reading about great food in general, you’ll enjoy her blog! I would really love to hear from you if you decide to try out your hand in making your own buns beautiful . . . er, that is . . . your own beautiful buns.
Here’s a sneak peak of these gorgeous buns o’mine:
Now get on over to my friend Carrie’s website and learn how to make these in your own kitchen! Enjoy!
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