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:
6 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
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.