Yes, what you see is my version of Treacle Tarts. When I knew my 11 year-old grandson, Josiah, would be here for Christmas, and that the family would be going to see Harry Potter at Universal Studios, I told him that I had found a recipe for Treacle Tarts, Harry's favorite treat, and we would make them together.
I could not find the English golden syrup and the recipe said to substitute a combination of Karo white syrup and molasses. Josiah's reaction when he smelled the molasses told me this would be a bumpy ride. We did work together to put the tarts together. Yes, he ate a couple, but even I was not fond of them. The filling also included lemon juice, ginger, and bread crumbs. I am not posting the recipe. If you really want to try this, you can find it on the Internet. Personally, I think a nice pecan pie would be so much better. Sorry, Harry. We also passed on the Butter beer. Josiah, maybe you can talk your mom into trying that. (wink)
2010 was again a busy year for a couple of retired folks. Our dear old friends became grandparents for the first time, we went to a wedding, we went to a funeral and sadly, we had to say good-bye to our dear friend, our little dog, Kippy, in October. Today, December 31, she would have been 15 years old. We still miss her every day, but realize we have too much traveling to do and it just would not be fair to another pet.
We had a wonderful trip to France in May and once again, spent our summer in beautiful Montana. We put many, many miles on our automobile, The Trout caught over 700 trout and I started sewing American Girl doll clothes. There is one special dress, almost finished, and after my granddaughter has it, I will publish a picture. It actually is rather special, if I say so myself.
I have befriended so many people on Face book; we have always been friends, but now are reconnected. And blogger friends....my goodness!! I will not even tell you how much time I spend on the computer reading each and every blog that I follow. In fact, I have been reading more blogs and writing less. I hope to correct that in 2011. Still reading lots of blogs, but writing more also.
I don't like saying it, but my year is ending with a splat on the driveway! I have the worst cold I have had in over 5 years. Our plans for this evening, eating at a very special restaurant in Tampa, will be cancelled. But, there are birthdays coming up, so we can get to that restaurant soon.
So, 2011, what will you hold? Another birthday...they are coming faster, aren't they? A trip to Provence in May-June, and back to Montana on July 1. I hope to see some old friends this year as they are traveling around Florida. I am also hoping to go back home, to the Amana Colonies, and do some genealogy work in the museum where the records are kept.
I wish for good health, and the same for all of you. And then, one more wish. I have so many people reading my blog, but they do not comment. I am hoping that will change this year, because those that do are becoming such good blogger friends. God Bless you all. Let it be a very safe 2011.