Tuesday, November 1
I hope that everyone had a fun Halloween!
As usual, I had absolutely no trick-or-treaters. So not only am I left with the residual guilt of candy corn hoarding, but now I have a crooked, ceramic bowlful of Smarties, Jolly Ranchers (my other weakness), and raisins (yes, I'm one of "those" people.) I'm beginning to wonder if I'm turning into the crazy cat lady. Are 3 cats the default qualification number, or am I saved by the fact that I'm still in my early 30's? I pondered this and other deep thoughts as I devoured a scone while watching "House". I absolutely ♥ that show...it sometimes makes me wonder if I missed my true calling (then again, so did "Alias" and "Ally McBeal").
After several days of noshing on candy corn, scones were a welcome reprieve from the cloyingly sweet taste of pure sugar. In fact, the recipe doesn't even call for sugar. These scones get their subtle sweetness from a mere 2 Tablespoons of honey. And even though mine were a little bit on the dry side, it was nothing that a cup of hot jasmine tea couldn't fix.
Since we are nearing the end of Dorie's book, Tuesdays with Dorie is going to be a little bit different this month. Instead of one recipe per week, we will get to choose between two, or, if we're feeling ambitious, we can do both! If you would like the recipe for these honey nut scones, please visit Jeanette, of The Whimsical Cupcake. This week's other option was a far Breton. For the recipe, please drop in on Nicole, of Cookies on Friday.
Thanks Ladies. It was a difficult decision that came down to a simple lack of grocery money...something that I'm sure I'd run into even if I were a doctor or a lawyer. :D