September 20, 2009



Jay got a fun birthday prezzie from my parents-an ebelskiver pan. Ebelskiver’s are round Danish pancakes. They often have fillings of fruit, chocolate or cheese. You can also just make them plain and top them with butter and syrup, powdered sugar or jam. We made them for breakfast yesterday. We made several different types on our first foray with the ebelskiver pan-blackberry filled, blackberry/cream cheese filled, chocolate chip filled, and cinnamon filled topped with a cream cheese frosting.YUM!! Even Gimlet got to enjoy one with his breakfast. We will definitely be experimenting more with the dish. Next up will be cornbread ebelskivers stuffed with jalapenos and cheese.

Alan, Alan, Alan!

September 18, 2009

This video is hilarious! It is from a new BBC show called “A Walk on the Wild Side”. I just learned how to add video to my blogs with my last Starland Vocal Band offering, so I thought I’d go ahead and add this one for a laugh.

Afternoon Delight!

September 14, 2009


That’s right! So Sunday was Jay’s birthday. He was 39 for the second year in a row-not that he is 40 and freaking out or anything- he just thought that he was 39 last year, so this year is kind of a repeat of 39 for him. Anyway… naturally I wanted to get him a great prezzie. Now hold on a minute….I know what you’re likely thinking that prezzie was due to the title of this blog! That is not what I’m out to discuss here. Jay has been wanting to learn how to play a mandolin for awhile now. So, I told him I would like to get him a mandolin. Off we went to Action Music and Jay sat down and played every mandolin they had. After what he estimates was about 30-40 minutes in the acoustic guitar room (it may have actually been closer to 3 hours….), he chose his favorite-a 1973 Gibson F5. As we stepped up to the counter to pay for it, the owner of the store told us that there was a story that went along with that particular mandolin. It turns out that Jay’s new instrument was THE actual mandolin that was played on Starland Vocal Band’s big hit from 1976- “Afternoon Delight”! ¬†How exciting!!!

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