Happy (now-belated) Mother’s Days to all the mothers out there, and especially to mine.
My mom hinted that she might like some RoosRoast coffee for the day. I brainstormed ideas of things to go with coffee, and came up with biscotti, since my mom isn’t a huge “sweets” person, and biscotti has only a mild sweetness. While I do enjoy sweets (hellooooo gelato!), I am rarely a craver of sweets (I crave nacho cheese or salty chips, rarely do I crave sweet things), and I also am not at all a fan of sweet breakfasts. Sweet foods in the morning do not agree with me (donuts – bleh). That is why I love biscotti and scones so much – they possess only a mild sweetness that pairs well with my beloved coffee.
Recipe from Martha Stewart
I have made biscotti once before, Pumpkin Chocolate Biscotti, in fact; however, I like this recipe better!
I made a dough out of the expected butter/sugar/eggs/vanilla/flour/salt/baking powder. Then the fun stuff was added – coarsely chopped pistachios and dried cranberries that had soaked in boiling water for a few minutes.
Next I formed the dough into two “logs,” brushed with egg, and baked for 25 minutes.
Lovely browning! After the logs baked, I let them cool for twenty minutes, sliced one-half inch thick pieces, cut on the diagonal. Finally, the slices were baked atop a wire rack for 20 minutes in a lower-temperature oven.
My personal touch to the recipe was to add a few drizzles of melted dark chocolate, once cooled.
I packaged these Cranberry-Pistachio Biscotti in tupperware as an edible gift alongside a gift of local coffee. I also kept a few for myself.
On Mother’s Day my mom and dad came to town, and the huz, the sis, and I went out to lunch with them at Pizza House. Buffalo Chicken Salad was excellent:
It was requested that I blog the entire table’s food. Here we have a House Club sandwich, Taco Salad, Chicken Parmesan, and Lasagna.
Had a fun day with the fam!
Later Sunday I picked up a couple new additions to our household from The Produce Station. My yearly basil plant:
I planted these modest flowers in a pot on my front porch.
I am gradually increasing my collection of flowers for the summer. I may try try a tomato plant this year, per my dad’s suggestion. I just need to find a plant that would thrive well in a pot, since I am not wanting to plant veggies in the yard. Guess we’ll see!