I keep thinking that I’m going to get a handle on this time thing. That I’ll somehow be able to do all the things I set out to do in a given day. Quite clearly, I am still delusional! But, what a happy place this is.
So, how are you? How was your Easter? Did you do something fun? I wish I could say that I did but I simply cannot remember! I remember the people eating rather large chocolate bunnies but that’s simply because the littlest one thought that a chocolate bunny would be a fine breakfast indeed. Um, no, so sorry, little man, but a proper breakfast must be had. And so it was. And then I made these:
Yeah, so I had better photos but I chose this one so you could see the color I aim for. These are Ricotta Fritters and they are divine. Divine, I tell ya! They taste like delicate little cake doughnuts and the last about five seconds in my house. You’re forewarned these are not overly sweet. I love that. I’ve made them with both lemon and orange zest… oh, and vanilla sugar…..there are just so many possibilities! They’re fast to make (ignore the crazy time on the recipe). I put everything together while the oil was heating up. The only tips I have for you are – don’t bother measuring your zest. Complete waste of your time. Just zest an entire lemon (maybe half of an orange, if you go that route). It really doesn’t matter. Secondly, you want a nice, darkish brown color just so it’s not gooey on the inside. Oh, and let it cool a bit before sticking it right in your mouth or you’ll burn your mouth…..ow, ow, ow! Sadly, that was me, not the small people. I hear patience is a virtue but whatever!
I’ve read a couple of books, neither of which I would recommend. Just so you don’t waste your time….
I was tricked, I tell you. I enjoyed the last book of his that I’d picked up. This one? LAME. Lame plot, lame characters, too much suspension of reality. No, no, no. The end.
So, then I picked up this:
I’ve read her stuff before. I’ve enjoyed it. This book has a crazy number of five-star reviews. I figure these are from people who don’t read a lot. Or that aren’t married. Or people that just went through a really, really horrible divorce maybe. I disliked this from the outset. I know! I should have set it down. I always think things are going to get better. I thought that until the very last page. This was so much of what I do not like in a romancy kind of book with stereotypical characters, clichés and just meh kind of storylines. It was readable. Truly. I went through it pretty quick and it’s not as though it was completely terrible, it’s just that I expected more. I love characters that aren’t perfect. But, completely flawed characters just bug me. Everyone has good and bad to their personality, it’s what makes us interesting and fun and wacky and all that. I’ll think hard about picking up another of this author’s books. And that saddens me.