birthday in the New Forest in Hampshire. Helen (my sister-in-law) and I are
VERY excited about it! To prepare we've both been busy in the kitchen. There
will be 10 of us all together and we're only going for two full days, but you'd
think we were going for two weeks considering all of the desserts we're making!
On my list: pumpkin pie (pretty much a requirement at this time of year,
especially when you're American!), popcorn balls (again, as an American this is pretty much a must over Halloween, at least as far as I'm concerned), and Fudge Cappuccino Crinkles. On Helen's list: caramel cookies, chocolate brownies,
pumpkin muffins with a soft cheese icing, individually-baked pumpkin custards,
creamy lemon pie, and chocolate squares (that don't really look chocolatey -
Helen's words not mine). That's a massive number of sweets, but considering
that Helen's are all Weight Watchers recipes they probably count as just one
dessert. If it were winter and there were a massive snow storm that stranded us
in the cottage, we'd be set. We might come out 10 lbs heavier and diabetic, but
we'd have happy mouths!