About 3 months ago, I moved. That’s a mouthful, I know. Moving can be so stressful. Couple that with limited funds and the stress triples. But here we are, thank God that everything seems to be working out just fine. (Thank you God).
Things have been coming around slowly and of course the To Do list has been growing. Yesterday my parents came over to help me check some of those items off my list — my Daddy-Do list that is. That’s the list of all the things I needed my Dad to help me with — like hanging curtains on one of the two tallest windows in the condo, mounting the television, and laying outdoor carpet on the balcony to cover up the hideous wood floor slats. Don’t worry about my mom — she had her own list to accomplish — consisting of the most important item on the list – making Biscotti (Don’t worry, I’ll give you the recipe below… so keep reading)
The first task tackled was the balcony. I really would never have thought of this on my own — truth be told, I was spying over at my neighbors balcony and noticed that their floor was green. I wasn’t sure what it was because our balconies aren’t exactly touching — they’re actually an entirely separate building separated by a rather wide walk-way. Anyways, I set my dad out on a mission to find an outdoor type of carpet and he was able to find a solution at a really inexpensive price — Score! He brought with him a green outdoor carpeting that was a breeze to lay down. Enter staple gun and scissors and viola! It completely transformed the balcony from something drab to something beautiful. And, I think the biggest reward was this morning when Corky went out there and fell asleep laying on the floor soaking up sun. Thanks Dad!
I love the new floor! Once this was done, we hung the curtains and then the television. I love that the Sun won’t be heating up the rooms this summer (no disrespect Mr. Sun, but you tend to make the electricity bill go up in the summer time), and that my wines have a dark place to live. And the television mount rocks because I literally can watch TV from anywhere!
My mom kept herself busy with Corky and with making one of my favorites — Biscotti. It is so easy to make and I’m so happy that I had all of the ingredients – including the most important one — my Mom! I’m not sure where she got this recipe, so I’m just going to say that it’s hers because she’s been making Biscottis for as long as I can remember.
Once you’ve made them and tried them — you’ll see why they’re my fave! And they freeze really well too, so you can make a bunch at one time! Enjoy and a HUGE thank you to my AWESOME parents — Love you Mom & Dad!
- 3 eggs
- ¾ cup oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 cups flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla flavor, and/or anise and/or almond
- Mix liquid first with sugar and flavor in a mixer, gradually add flour and baking powder. Once dough is made, Shape into two long strips of dough on a cookie sheet. Bake 375 for 20-25 minutes.
- Cut logs into strips (short wise) to get the biscotti shape, lay the cookies down on their sides and place back in oven to dry out for another few minutes. Take out and enjoy!