This week's treat is a savory feast followed by a sweet delight.
Our weekly family dinner began with a delicious dinner of baked and breaded buttermilk chicken, bursting with the flavor of fresh herbs and cozily smothered in cream gravy. Bertie enjoyed his own piece, neatly cut-up for him, of course. Oven-baked home fries of the sweet and standard varieties were joined by fresh, steamed snow-peas and a lovely ciabatta bread. Oh! It was good.
This is the part where I always say, "And, then came..." and I describe the dessert which my clever, talented mother made from scratch. And, I will. However, first I want to tell all of you something...
I have a very large head. I have the sort of large head which television people covet. Not only is my cranium quite impressively-sized, but I've quite a lot of titian-hued hair atop it. I could this toward overall head size. So...if I was to describe something as being as "big as my head," you'd have to understand that I'm not some side-show pinhead, but rather, the opposite (though not quite of sideshow proportions).
Understood? Brilliant, let's proceed.
And, then...there was the dessert. Gorgeous sugar cookies as BIG AS MY HEAD.
Rich with the flavors of vanilla and sour cream, and adorned with colored sugar crystals, these cookies are soft, slightly chewy and as enormously tasty as they are...well, enormous. I will let the pictures speak for themselves. Served with a salad of fresh fruit, the cookies were the perfect way to usher in Springtime, even if it doesn't feel like it outside.