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Murphy’s Law

So whatever could go wrong did with my Southern Living Tiramisu recipe* that I’m serving up at my pre-Christmas Girls Only soiree tomorrow night. This is usually the quickest, easiest dessert in history, and I’ve made it countless times before. But perhaps because I haven’t whipped it up since this time last year, I’ve gotten a little rusty. Fortunately a last minute trip to Publix exactly 8 minutes before closing afforded me enough whipping cream to start the bungled bits over and the delicious result is now chilling happily in my refrigerator.

Note to my teenage nephews who went back for helping after helping last year in hopes of getting a buzz: Liqueur and Liquor are two very different things. Please consult a dictionary before tackling my next dessert — Black Bottom Pie with a touch of Myers’ Rum and a Ginger Snap Crust. All I have to do is find my cookbook from the Mobile Junior League — currently AWOL but it can’t have gone far.

Off to bed where I’ll lie awake half the night plotting where to put all the appetizers/wine/food/etc. I love a good party. Don’t you?

*This recipe fails to mention the need to cream the sugar and cream cheese before adding the whipping cream — something I know to do, but need to be reminded of when I’m in a hurry. That was mistake #1. Mistake #2 was beating the @#$% out of my whipping cream and winding up with something closer to a butter/skim milk blend. Like I said, I’m definitely a little rusty. As Jack says, “Mom’s not much of a cooker.”

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  1. Tamara says

    Sounds like a fabulously fun party…wish I were going to be there!

  2. jodi says

    I do, too!! Way to go, Tamara! You’ve triggered withdrawal again. ;)

  3. Josie says

    I beg to differ with Jack. You make AMAZING chicken. My mom puts turkey slices on the George Foreman. Gag.



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