I'm having another party this weekend and I've been at my obsessive menu-planning again.
Standouts on the sweet side include carrot cake cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting and lemon cupcakes with raspberry filling & topped with toasted coconut frosting.
I just got home from the grocery store. Along with menu-planning and part-throwing, I relish grocery shopping, languidly cruising up and down the aisles, carefully consulting my list...the thrill of a last minute menu-change or an unexpected inspiration for some eclectic addition. I also love unloading the groceries when I get home...barefoot in the kitchen working the refrigerator like a Rubix cube...standing back to survey the abundance I plan to lavish on my friends.
I'm so grateful to my mother for teaching me this art.