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Friday, September 6, 2013
September 6th Challenge
it’s Christina –
4:00 am and my son and his girlfriend should be here in the next half hour, so
I don’t know if I will get my entire blog done by then, but I’m going to give
it a try.
my son’s birthday, his girlfriend got him tickets to the opening day game of
the Giant’s vs. the Cowboys at the AT&T stadium…in Arlington, Texas. I am
driving them to Philly so they can catch their flight to Dallas. It is a REALLY
great gift, one I had hoped to be able to get my husband someday, but haven’t
been able to afford yet, so it’s still on my “to do” list.
took my daughter and two of her friends around the high school yesterday so
they could try and map out their class schedule, but I fear my daughter is even
more confused now then she was before. Technically the school was closed
yesterday, which meant certain doors were locked, so we needed to find
different routes than when her sister and another friend showed her around. I
think we will be headed back there later today to try it again.
also stopped by our local library yesterday to speak to the director about
starting a weekly writing/critique group similar to the one I attend in
Princeton, but he wasn’t in, so I didn’t get that accomplished either. All in
all, not a very productive day. I hate wasting time, but I guess sometimes it
when I return from the airport, I will be making an old German dish my husband’s
Nana used to make when she was alive. I only make this once a year because 1 –
it’s when the plums are in season, and 2 – it is very labor intensive.
Basically it is an Italian plumb dumpling. You make a potato dough, roll the
plum in sugar and place it in the dough, boil it in chicken broth, then fry it
up in bread crumbs. It is served hot with powdered sugar on top, but it is
still considered a meal and not a dessert. I know that sounds a little unappealing
to many of you, but trust me, they are quite good.
right to the challenge or I’ll have no chance at getting it done before they
Your Last Challenge was:
Write a story containing the following three words:
Licorice, Crystal & Cake.
Mom’s coming over for her birthday dinner
and I wanted to make her a special cake this year instead of a store bought
one. I decided to bring out an old favorite which had been a big hit in the
past. It’s a square cake, so when it’s frosted in white, it looks like a box. I
then take licorice and fashion a bow around the box and then add nonpareils and
when it’s finished, it looks like a Birthday present all served up on a crystal
platter. The presentation is lovely, but since everyone has seen it before, it
won’t be such a big surprise…until they cut into that is…
and sweet today, but I’m under a time constraint. Oh, by the way, true story.
The photos are the actual cake I made my mom a few years ago. Hope you have a
great day and happy writing!
Next Challenge is:
What did you say?
You have 10 minutes (be honest). There is no right or wrong,
just write. Spelling and punctuation don’t count and NO ONE is allowed to
criticize what someone else has written. Go.