I made another dessert from the December Martha, this time a raspberry-marzipan tart. It was very good. I made no changes, except I did cook it about 12 minutes longer and used a slightly small pan, so it was taller. I actually chilled it overnight and then served it room temperature Christmas evening. It was a huge hit and I was told it tasted "fancy-bakery good".
Speaking of Martha-ish stuff, I may be the last one to know that Everyday Food is no longer. December was the last issue. It looks like there will be supplements in some of the Martha magazines and a strong online presence, but no more monthly digests. Bummer. The first 5 years were golden, in my book—I have them all. I collected them sporadically after that, but I still go through the first few years often. They are Pete's favorite to cook from and for my 10 and 8 year-old they are perfect for learning to cook. The one-page short ingredient list with photos couldn't be more appealing to them. And they are so easy for them to hold and read from. I try to have them take turns, once a week, picking an entree, side dish, and dessert to make for the family, with help, but they need help less and less. It's pretty wonderful. They don't always eat what they make but they always give it a real try if they have made it themselves.
- I'm about 1/3rd into that sweater and am thrilled to be so far. It's a great project for me right now.
- I have started sewing a costume (we are studying the war of 1812) for my middle child
- I am adding movies to my Netflix so I don't forget what I was interested in watching last year. I am using this list over here.