We had quite a feast this weekend when Bertie and I visited my parents’ house. This pre-Thanksgiving treat began with a savory pork tenderloin with a sweet glaze, fresh peas and buttermilk mashed potatoes. I ate far more than I should have, but frankly, it was all so good, I couldn’t help myself. I’ve a special place in my heart for buttermilk mashed potatoes, so, I was quite pleased to return home with an extra serving or two.
This week’s dessert was two-fold. First we had a handsome and tasty clove pound cake rich with the flavors of spice and raisins. I always like the look of a pound cake—all nicely dusted with confectioners’ sugar. But, then…oh my. My mother made one of my favorite kinds of cookies—her famous chocolate chip cookies with cherries and walnuts. Yum! So fond am I of these cookies, that years ago when I was writing children’s serials, I created a whole year-long sub-plot about them!
I look at it like this—this treat was a practice run. I’m just getting in shape for Thursday!