This Friday brought to you by scones

By Mir
April 17, 2009
Category Hot Hot Hot!

Last night I baked umpty-million scones. It’s a long story, involving my daughter’s need to bring a treat to school today and my inability to do math. I spent the evening baking and all night I dreamed about baking and this morning, the extras are sitting on the kitchen counter. Taunting me. So let’s take a look at the Amazon Friday Sale while I am very busy not eating any scones.

This Swerve glass set isn’t marked down all that much, frankly, but how could you not love those? No need to drink alcohol; these glasses make you feel like you’re already drunk!

Hey, my Norpro butter keeper is on sale again. The good news is, it really works. The bad news is, if you call it a Butter Bell on your website, the Butter Bell people will show up and lecture you in the comments about how it’s not a Genuine™ Butter Bell.

If you don’t have a mentally ill writer who deals with stress by spending every spare minute baking living in your home, maybe you’d like to buy a bread maker, instead. (Stop looking at me.)

This isn’t part of the Friday Sale, but if you’ve been wanting a deal on Calphalon Simply Stainless, that set for right around $100 would be hard to beat.

The Tooli lights are back, and even cheaper than before. I love these things.

Take care of some of those holiday gifts waaaaaaay ahead of time; you can get the holiday hot cocoa mix gift 2-pack for just $10. That’s two trios of chocolate royale, peppermint stick, and vanilla cream cocoas in pretty tins—6 little containers could top off other gifts, or work as hostess or teacher gifts… I’m just sayin’.

Bathing suit season is coming. And that’s all I’m going to say about that.

Don’t forget to check out the Amazon Friday Five, five great MP3 albums for just $5 each, today only.

Now. Who wants a scone??


  1. LOVE scones! If you were closer, I’d come over and try them since I’ve yet to find a coffee shop that compares to my homemade scones.

  2. I’ll take a scone! I LOVE scones.

    Trade you an oatmeal/cranberry scone for whatever you have on the counter. 🙂

  3. mmm… scones…

  4. I always thot scones were rather dry, but with a spot o’ tea that sounds nice. Surely you can freeze them, no?

  5. I will now share with you something wonderful…. that you make in the microwave…. it will make your scone experience even more blissful.

    Lemon or Lime Curd
    2 med eggs
    ½ c sugar
    ½ c lemon/lime juice (approx 4 limes)
    Finely grated lemon or lime zest (no white pith)
    ¼ c melted unsalted butter

    Soften limes by rolling them back and forth on counter. Grate zest very finely. Squeeze juice out of fruit. Break eggs into a large microwave-proof bowl. Add sugar and beat together until sugar dissolves. Add citrus juice and zest and stir well. Add the melted butter last and stir again. Cook on high for one minute. Remove, stir and cook for a further minute. When the mixture coats a metal spoon the curd is ready.

    It may look runny but the curd thickens as it cools. Takes about 3 minutes depending on microwave. Spoon curd into jars and store in the fridge. Makes about 2 small cups.

  6. Can I come over? b/c you know I can put away some scones.

  7. You got every distracted by scones, but I plugged on into the deals. But whoa, when I clicked on the Swerve Glass link it it made my computer drunk, opening window after window. Step away from the Swerve Glass…

  8. Those Swerve glasses would make a hilarious gag gift for your favorite straight-laced Type A all-in-order friends.

  9. I actually have those glasses. Got them at Target and we love them! They don’t clean well in the dishwasher though, something about the curves makes food stick inside.

  10. woo! Thanks, Mir! I just ordered me some pots ‘n’ pans!

  11. Hey, I am from South Dakota. What the heck are scones?

  12. bwhahahahaaa! I clicked on the bathing suit link.
    xoxo steph

  13. Do we get a scone recipe? Pretty please?

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