Friday, November 07, 2008

Tardiness is *so* unbecoming

"Would you like to review the proofs?" she asked, politely.

"Uh, sure. What should I be looking for?" I replied with hesitation.

"Any typos or misaligned text, maybe photos that don't look quite right," she told me.

And with that I sat down, on my fourth day on the job, to review my very first set of proofs.

For this masterpiece:


I've been so excited for this one to arrive -- even my teammates who have seen it all are giddy over it.

And it's finally here...which means I get to share one of the perks of my job again.

Yep, I've got a copy of the book to give away -- probably the last one of the group. On your way down to the bottom of this post, where you get to leave me a comment, try not to smack your lips when you pass the biscuits. Really. It's not polite to drool.

Then? Keep scrolling. I'm also including a lovely paper project for...





...I'm real timely here...




...Halloween.



::sigh:: Guess all the election excitement got most of my time over the past week.
Cheesy Garlic Drop Biscuits
Alisa Bangerter

This is a perfect recipe to pull out if you are short on time because there is no rolling or cutting. The cheese and garlic add extra kick to a plain biscuit, and kids love them. They are the perfect accompaniment to serve with soups or stews, and are great served with a salad.


INGREDIENTS
2 c. flour
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
4 tsp. baking
powder
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 c. butter or
margarine
1 1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese
1 1/4 c. milk
Chives
(optional)

DIRECTIONS
Mix together dry ingredients. Cut in butter with pastry cutter until mixture is fine. Add cheese and mix well. Add milk and stir until just moistened. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Sprinkle top with chopped dried or fresh chives if desired. Bake at 400 degrees for approx. 15 minutes.



Enjoy Halloween Tag
Designer: Alisa Bangerter

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: (ivory) Dye ink: (Black) Stewart Superior Corp.; (Summer Sun) Stampin’ Up! Specialty ink: (Mango Lemonade color wash) Stewart Superior Corp. Color medium: (black chalk) Craf-T Products Accents: (black brads) Making Memories; (chipboard bat, moon) Melissa Frances Fibers: (black striped ribbon) Pebbles Inc. Font: (Black Family) www.dafont.com Adhesive: (foam tape) Finished size: 3" x 4 1/2"

INSTRUCTIONS:
1 Make tag from cardstock. 2 Crumple tag and smooth out. Spray edges with color wash; let dry. Apply chalk. 3 Ink chipboard moon; let dry. Chalk edges and adhere. 4 Ink chipboard bat; let dry. Adhere with foam tape. 5 Print sentiment on cardstock; trim and tear edges. Chalk edges and adhere with foam tape. Attach brads. Attach ribbon with brad.

Even I got all motivated by Alisa's talent and stumbled my way through something that will cover for the fact that I'm a day late and dollar short for Halloween. Many thanks to these friends for the paper I just happened to have on hand. Wherever we land for our big turkey meal this year, I'm bringing these biscuits. With my Halloween Thanksgiving tag:
If you've stayed with me this far, you shouldn't have to put up with any more. Just leave me a comment and tell me the dish you cannot live without at Thanksgiving. My new friend the Random Integer Generator will pick a winner on Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Don't make me draw straws, now...

3 comments:

WWW said...

Thanksgiving would not be Thanksgiving without mashed rutabegas. The close second would be cinammon buns.

I won't wile my way to a free book by saying it's a present for someone.

I want to win.

Hope I'm not too late.

Thank you!

Ms. Maxwell said...

Wicked Witch -- like you think this isn't already your Christmas gift???

WWW said...

I've seldom had to laugh so much, Ms. Maxwell. Now what am I supposed to say? I want to win or I want a present?

In any case, you have my vote on what thanksgiving needs. (Even though I haven't celebrated in years and years...