To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
~William Henry Channing

Friday, December 10, 2010

Day 10

I think even more than the actual cooking, I enjoy the presentation. The simplest of food, the leanest of meals, can be enjoyed with more than the tongue. It can be a feast for the eyes that makes it all the more pleasurable. 
This morning I filled these little mini cupcakes holders with thirty-six fudge balls coated in confectioners sugar. I'll make another three dozen rolled in toffee bits. No one has ever complained when I've just dropped them in a dish or on a plate...they'll eat just the same. But for me there is something infinitely more pleasing about them sitting in their pretty white papers even if no one else really notices. I don't do it so someone will say something...I do it to enhance the experience. And everything is better when pretty things are around.


iarepilotswife said...

Fudge balls rolled in toffee bits...

Yeah. I'll eat them. You don't even have to take them out of the fridge and put them on a plate.

Lauren said...

I am just wondering why the photo is of the empty cups instead of the fudge balls in the cups. Was it to make it easier on us?