Jun 18, 2009

Show and Tell: A Potpourri of Randomness

Musings of A Beautiful Mess
I was looking back on my posts the other day and I realized I have a few unanswered questions on my past S&T posts.

First of all, THIS plant IS a curly willow! Thank you to everyone who told me. It's growing BEAUTIFULLY and it looks amazing. The leaves have a wonderful curl to them. I'm SO interested in what this plant/tree/branch is going to turn into. Wiseguy and I have been emailing each other all week talking about it. I've been sending her pictures of the leaves and the roots. The roots are such an interesting color. They go from a brown, to a pink, to a white color as they grow from the stem. Absolutely amazing!

Kristin also named it the ALI Surprise tree. Here's what she said "I hereby dub it the ALI Surprise tree. Kind of fits because we never know when the hell a procedure is going to work and you never know when a plant is going to live (bwahahaha, sorry, I couldn't resist)" I couldn't have said it better myself! THEN Heather made me a little badge for it! THEN Wiseguy made another badge, put it on her blog WITH link to mine. BOY am I lucky to have these wonderful women in my life!
Here I posted about my new bedding that THE store I got it from wasn't going to allow me to return it. I had washed it according to the instructions and it had torn! I was less then happy about it. So, I emailed the company and I was refunded my money. They apologized for any trouble and gave me store credit. Which I was fine with, because we had paid with our debit card, so I wasn't expecting to get cash in hand, per se. When I told my MIL about this whole fiasco, she went upstairs and brought down a queen size bed in a bag set for us! She said she bought it awhile ago and had never used it. So I brought it home, put it on my bed and it looks GREAT! The sheets were a bit crisp, but after a few washings, they are comfy. My bedding STILL doesn't match my curtains, but I am really unconcerned about that.

Last but not least, I posted about my lemon bars and some of you wanted the recipe, so here it is:

Lemon Squares

6 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
3 Tablespoons lemon juice *I used the lemon I grated and it was the perfect amount*
1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Grease 8x8x2 inch baking pan. Beat butter for 30 seconds, add the 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt, beating till fluffy. Stir in the 1 cup of flour. Pat dough into bottom of pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, beat eggs , and remaining 3/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, lemon peel, and baking powder. Beat 3 minutes or till slightly thickened. Pour over baked layer. Bake in a 350 oven 25-30 minutes longer or till light golden brown. around edges and center is set. Cool. Sift powdered sugar over top, if desired. Cut into squares. Makes 16.

I think about covers it. head on over to Mel's and see what the rest of the class is showing.

11 friends have commented:

WiseGuy on June 19, 2009 at 2:36 AM said...

A. I want the lemon bar and not the recipe....:)))

B. I love that tree...Do you know the story of that 'one last leaf'...I don't know whose story that is...but I have always remembered it.

C. Thank You!

Liv on June 19, 2009 at 6:19 AM said...

The title of the ALI Surprise is perfect!

And the bedding looks great. Glad you were able to get a credit by going to the manufacturer. Way to flex those consumer muscles!

And thanks my dear for all the support. Marvy and I are overwhelmed at all of the comments and tears of joy from around the world!

Thanks for being head chearleader. :o)

eden on June 19, 2009 at 6:51 AM said...

Yes I want the lemon bar too. But, if you posted it, by the time it got here it would be all mouldy. But, I'd probably just brush the green off and eat it because that is how I roll.

Love your lil plant!! XOXXOXOX

Busted Tube on June 19, 2009 at 9:20 AM said...

Yum! Lemon bars!

MAK-now on June 19, 2009 at 3:48 PM said...

Thank you sooo much for the lemon bar recipe! I've been waiting with bated breath & can't wait to try it out.

Also, thanks for always leaving such wonderful comments on my blog.

And lastly, I have a silly question but I figured who better than my bloggie friends to help me out?

What exactly does "ALI" stand for? I honestly can't figure it out. (Sorry, I said it was a silly question.)

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL on June 19, 2009 at 4:31 PM said...

YUMMMM. I'll have to try your recipe in the near future.

Glad your tree is sprouting into summer loveliness. :)

JamieD on June 19, 2009 at 6:28 PM said...

I love the ALI surprise tree! It looks so cool.

The new bedding looks fantastic! Ugh - I hate THAT store too. I'm glad they gave you store credit back. You can always use it for something!

Sunny on June 19, 2009 at 8:31 PM said...

I agree with Wiseguy, wishing for the lemon bars instead of the recipe. ;) Maybe I can get DH to make them for me... he loves trying new recipes!

Coffeegrl on June 19, 2009 at 9:32 PM said...

That tree is so funny! Lemon bars - yum!

Anonymous said...

Ditto for wanting the lemon bar, but I might just try the recipe. If I do, I'll let you know how it goes.

Lovin' that you found out the name of the tree. :)

In Due Time on June 20, 2009 at 11:17 PM said...

I think it's safe to say you should just change your curtains now LOL


The plant looks awesome.

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