Monday, November 19, 2012

Treat of the Week: Pork Roast, Clove Cake and Chocolate Chip Cherry Cookies




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!


14 comments:

April said...

I'd write a story about those cookies too but the story would be about me eating them.

Carolyn said...

I want to practice for Thanksgiving at your mom's house too!!!!

Gene said...

It all loooks so good. I can't wait to see your mom's turkey again this year.

Matt said...

If I promise to be very good and eat all my yams, can I come for Thanksgiving? And for these cookies?

Angelo said...

Sweet!

Doug said...

I always love seeing the desserts.

Sam P said...

I NEVER get cake and cookies not to mention one or the other. I want them too. Those look really good.

Barb said...

Another Monday and more hunger pains. I'd like to spend a day with your mom (and you of course) so I could learn to make some of these things.

Kathy said...

I love cherries and chocolate!!

Bonnie said...

I'm inspired to bake again.

Wendy said...

Looks delish!

Susan said...

Great meal!

Barry said...

I wish I had this for my late night nibble.

Hannah said...

Yum!!!!