My husband decided to try a new recipe last night. As he loves to cook this is not an unusual occurrence in our household. As I like to eat this works out well for me!
He made Salmon and Mojo sauce from the cookbook Tapas by Susanna Tee This has to be one of the tastiest sauces I've ever had. We liked it so well we were both dipping our bread and broccoli in it as well as using it for the salmon.
This is a Leopold's chair. To say it is comfortable is an understatement. Think of a baseball nestled into the well worn pocket of a glove. That's about how it feels to sit in this chair, which was designed by Leopold Stickley around 1930. His goal was to create for himself the most comfortable chair imaginable. Now, more than 80 years later, his chair is still popular. I found mine by accident. A couple of years ago I was in a furniture store on December 28th. I was in the market for two upholstered chairs for my living room. The kind woman who was helping me suggested that I sit in various floor models until I found a chair that sat well. From there I could pick chairs that were visually pleasing and would work in my living room. Then, I could select fabric. Well. I wandered around trying out various chairs. I saw the Leopold's chair and wasn't too struck by how it looked. Frankly, it seemed a little lopsided because the back is at an odd angle. Then, I sat in it. Mama mia! I knew then that the chair was for me. Never, ever in my long life had I sat in a chair that enveloped me in so much comfort. Knowing that Stickley furniture can be pricey, I inquired about the cost. The owner of the store came over and said, "This is a floor model. If I still have it in the shop on January 1, I'll have to pay taxes on the inventory. If you buy it today, I can give it to you at a great price, less than half the retail cost." I sat down in the chair again and put my feet up on the ottoman. And I did not want to get back up. The chair was truly that wonderful. Even the color of the fabric was a good match for my needs. Needless to say, the chair and ottoman came home with me. Every single day I sit in my Leopold's chair to read, look out the window, surf the web, or talk to visitors. But my secret has gotten out, so now I offer the chair to my friends when they stop by, and I sit in my other chair. It, too, is comfortable, but nothing like my Leopold's chair. My daughters both love the chair. In fact, I haven't met anyone who doesn't.
Blueberry Streusel Muffins
2 cups Bisquick
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 T melted butter
1 cup blueberries
- Mix Bisquick and sugar together.
- Beat egg; add milk and melted butter and mix well.
- Combine with dry ingredients.
- Add 1 cup blueberries.
- Sprinkle streusel topping on the tops of the muffins until all streusel topping has been used.
Line a muffin pan with cupcake papers. Add batter to each until 2/3 full.
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
½ cup plus 3 tablespoons flour (3 1/2 ounces)
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and warm
Combine sugars, flour, and salt. Mix in melted butter.
Bake in 400° oven for 20-22 minutes.