Everybody loves a love story, and I'd like to think that William and Kate (oops, Catherine) are indeed a love story.
To paraphrase Diana's remark about towels, Kate can't back out -- her face is on the shortbread tins!
My friend Carol and I, like so many people, got up long before dawn. I'd made scones the night before -- two wonderful versions: Blueberry...
And Ginger. (Two new recipes for my challenge and both from the America's Test Kitchen book I mentioned in an earlier post. Excellent in every way.)
I dipped strawberries and candied ginger...
And pulled out the jams, chocolate, lemon bread, silver and girly plates.
Of course I had to bring out the pretty sugars my friend Cathy gave me from Crown and Crumpet.
After all, what can be more fun than taking the day off to watch a British occasion with your friend and cook like crazy. (All right... not everyone's cup of tea...but definitely mine!)
The house was suitably decorated.
Yes, those are Charles and Diana slippers.
We enjoyed our favorite moments.
They looked good and most of all they looked happy.
We were happy, too.
Dressed to the nines -- in hats, just happy to be having fun.
How very jolly!
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