Shortbread and Randomness

Shortbread Extraordinaire- Very Versitile

Writing prompts are stupid. I’ve decided. No arguing allowed. *This is the bright side of blogging, no one to argue back at your over zealous opinions.*

I have been feeling creatively stupid as of late so I thought I’d look up some prompts to see if I could be non organically inspired. I apparently, I cannot be. I find my best material comes from random moments sitting on my couch laughing with my mom (or by myself) or in the middle of a work day when someone does something ridiculous and a hysterical thought pops into my head. The problem is I absolutely never write these things down. Which is super sad for you guys because I’m extraordinarily witty. Oh! Speaking of couches, you should watch the peoples couch. That is a funny show. Anyway…

So I guess I’ll just write about random things. I have been cooking all these things (burgers, salads, chicken, desserts) and taking photo’s of them only to find out I don’t like them enough to put them up on the blog. I only want the best for you. HOW ANNOYING is that? So right now I have shortbread cookies baking in the oven.

I have a problem with shortbread. I like it too much. I’ve never met a shortbread I didn’t like, so if this turns out bad I’m giving up on baking all together. Fair warning.

I believe my mom and I deserve our own reality show just for being hysterical.

I automatically distrust people who are wearing suits and carrying a briefcase. I blame television.

My eye is twitching. Oh and also I think we have a poltergeist living in my living room light.

My basil plant hates me even though I give it nothing but love. This is also true about every crush I have ever had. (side note)

I discovered today that I think fennel bulbs are cute and ugly simultaneously, kind of like pugs.

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I can’t stand the dad on sister wives. It’s not a religious thing- He just seems dumb to me. Like a 12 year old with 4 wives, which sounds like it would be funny and amusing, but in reality just makes you angry. Please don’t judge me for watching it. It is not ever my choice.

I’m very excited that iZombie has come back for a second season. Awwww brains.

Now its time for “Random Questions with Ashtastic”, where Ashtastic asks, a random question.

If you woke up without a belly button how would that make you feel? How would you respond to this scenario? Would you ever wear a bathing suit without a cover up again? I wonder if there is anyone out there that this has happened too… I’m gonna google it. Hold on.

(Okay so I found out it is possible to have an indentation but not a hole, but that there is always a little something something in the stomach region. If you have a non descript belly button and are worried about what people will think of your unnatural looking button, you could always take the route this guy took. No one will notice your natural deformities when you cover them with the backside of a cat. )

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Well, that’s todays questions for you with a little tattoo related advise thrown in. Your welcome. My shortbread is done. (And delicious, thank goodness)

Here’s how it looks:

Classic Shortbread

Here’s how it tastes:

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Here is the Recipe:

Buttery Shortbread:

Ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cups unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees and butter a 8×8 baking pan.
In a small bowl, mix together the flour and salt.
Using your standard mixer or a whisk, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy and light in color. Do not over mix.
Add in the dry ingredients *flour and salt* and mix in until just incorporated. Remove dough from the bowl and press it evenly into your prepared baking pan.
Bake the shortbread at 275 for 40-45 minutes or until lightly browned.

*Side note: What I love about this base is that its extremely versatile. You can add all kinds of flavors and ingredients to play around and make it your own. Lavender and Vanilla? go for it. Dark chocolate and hazelnuts? sure. Lemon? yup. This time around I added 3 tablespoons of pine nuts and a little bit of milk chocolate. Because why wouldn’t I add chocolate. I mean, come on.*

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Here’s what happens after.

ate-too-much But you are happy. Lazy, fat and happy. That’s what this shortbread does to you. It’s pretty awesome. You are so welcome.

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