Last night we had dinner at my in-laws (this is the lovely peaceful view off the deck in their backyard). My mother-in-law is an amazing cook and I always tend to overeat. We have rules for eating at each others' houses. We never let the visitor do any work, no cooking, no cleaning. Occasionally, I cheat and bring dessert. Last night I brought the cheesecake. Homemade with delicious graham cracker crust, milk chocolate cheesecake, & marshmallow meringue topping. Magnifique!
I didn't have a chance against this cheesecake. It was Smores Cheesecake and it was delicious. All three times I've eaten it in the last 2 days. I should be ashamed of myself, but it was just too yummy! I just finished a huge piece. Bigger than the one pictured above. These are Javier's fingers. I think he may be trying to send me a message about taking too many pictues.
My mother-in-law loves owls (hooters!) and she's accumulated quite a collection of pictures and sculptures. I was commenting how admiring many bloggers would be of some of her pieces and Javier suggested doing an "owl" post in honour of this collection. I only know the origin of a few of these pieces, but they are all darling.
These two little guys came home from New York on a recent trip my in-laws took. I put the spoon behind them to illustrate how tiny they are. They are made of glass.
Incidently, my mother-in-law was also my brownie leader when I was a young girl. I think the proper title is "Brown Owl"! I guess the tradition started early!