Over the weekend, I went to visit some family I hadn't seen in several years. It was a great visit, and I had a lot of fun seeing everyone (although I almost didn't recognize one of my cousins, he's grown so much!). My aunt, the one whose recipes I've posted here a few times, is one of those people who makes cooking for half a dozen (or more) people look completely effortless. I learned so much just watching her! You may remember the molasses sugar cookies I made last Christmas; that was one of my aunt's recipes, and she made a batch for me to take home with me. The funny thing was, her cookies looked nothing like mine! They were flat, like ginger snaps, and tasted way better. So, I'm pretty sure something went wrong when I made them, which means that I must experiment until I get them right. At least these experiments will be delicious!
Anyway, the cats spent the weekend with Geoff at his condo, where I'm told they had lots of fun on the patio.
When I was packing for the trip, Melly kindly assisted:
Of course, her assistance was mostly in the form of shedding all over everything.
Via strategic use of her adorable grumpy face, she also made it known that she did not approve of my departure.