My wonderful husband (of 30 years) is out of town this week. He is the one that keeps us in dessert – bringing home all kinds of great things from our local bakery. So what do to do tonight – with not a single sweet to be had in this house?
I decided that I better get out the mixer and whip up some cookies with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and pecans. I got out the chocolate chips, a couple of sticks of butter, and then prepared to measure out the sugar.
Oops! I didn’t know what to do – I had no pewter measuring spoons and cups! Our house is for sale and we have been counseled to take everything out that might set any mood but neutral.
I was at such a loss! For nearly 30 years I have cooked with our own spoons and cups. Ok, granted, we do own a pyrex measuring cup – but how to get the flour and sugar out of the canisters into it??
But then I opened our flour canister and – eureka! - look what I found inside! A Heart to Heart one quarter cup measure – yay! I could make it work.
And then, in a random drawer, I found a Fleur de Lys 1/4 teaspoon. I was getting closer. It was beginning to look possible.
Before I knew it, I had my dough all whipped up, in the oven and my cookies were baked.
You can be sure that the first things that will go back on our counters, when we sell our house, will be our Measuring Spoons and Cups!