My first tag was from Medena of Cafe Chocolada. Medena is such a sweetheart and I love her blog from the title to her recipes (especially that Walnut Chocolate Torte – on my to make list!). Medena tagged me with foodie themed meme by Chriesi of Almond Corner. Here is how it goes, and it is desired to keep the foodie theme :
1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people, and acknowledge who tagged you.
In the mail today I received 5 books I ordered. One for a gift, and the rest for myself! Yeah, I like to treat myself to cook books once in a while! The book that is nearest to me is Dori Greenspan’s Baking from my home to yours. I was too lazy (i hate to admit that) to get off the couch to grab the other books to go thru them and only reached over to the coffee table for the laptop until I got ambition to get up, so Dori’s book is it!
Page 123 in Dori’s book is not a recipe! It is an introduction to cookie recipes. The fifth sentence reads: “Cookies like these are not difficult to make but several take a bit more TLC than bar or cookie jar cookies.” The next three sentences: “Save them for an afternoon when you are looking forward to fussing a bit, when you’ve got the time to mold, roll or even fry dough- as you will with Mrs. Vogel’s Scherben. You can also save them for a time when you want to show off. While making madelieines is no different from making a basic sponge cake – it’s theh shell-shaped pans, not you, that form the cookies so preciesely – they’ve got an ooh-la-la factor sponge cakes can’t touch.”
We have to stop at two sentences, because that was the end of the page.
Tag # two comes from Carrie’s Kitchen Creation’s. She tagged me with a meme. Here goes:
The rules: Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.
What was I doing ten years ago?
I was 1 year into my job that I currently am still in. My children were 13 and 11.
What are five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today:
1. Dr. Appt
2. Do laundry
3. Visit my friend Angel
4. Stop and say Hi to Chris on my way home from Dr.
5. Lunch with Ethan
5 Snacks I enjoy:
1. buttery salty movie theatre popcorn
2. Dark Chocolate
3. chewy brownies
4. Salsa & homemade tortilla chips
5. yogurt with homemade granola
Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1. Pay off all debts (for close family members and ourselves)
2. Buy a new home
3. Buy Grumpy a new truck
4. Start my own little sandwich/coffee shop
Places I have lived:
Jobs I have had:
2. Stay at home Mom
So, rule breaker that I am, I am not specifying a tag to anyone in particular.