These vanilla sugar wafer cookies, covered with almond bark and decorated with sugar crystal-coated marshmallow petals just scream springtime.
Let me ask you this, how is your sense of direction? I am one of those unfortunate souls who has none. I can go somewhere literally 100 times but when left to my own device to navigate...you'd think I have never been there. My husband, on the other hand, can go somewhere just once and ten years later would remember how to get there and the landmarks along the way. Seriously, how does that man do it? Such a showoff! :)
I blame my shortcoming on hereditary: my mom also lacks a sense of direction. Growing up, there was a department store (Zayre...does that ring a bell?) about 30 minutes away from our house that our family used to go every now and then. Mom did not drive, so dad did all the driving. When I got my license, one of the first places Mom and I wanted to visit was this store. We took off one afternoon with that intention and returned home 1.5 hours later, never having made it there. We lost our bearing midway and drove around in vain. To our defense, this was before the cell phone or GPS days when you have to find a phone booth to make a call. We were too embarrassed to call home to ask my dad, and apparently, too proud to stop to ask anyone else.
When we got home Dad asked how our trip was. We said "good", and that was the end of the story....until about a week later when Dad started to ask questions. We came clean. He had a good laugh and never let us live it down. He has always had a keen sense of direction. Our Sunday family drives often involved him driving to unfamiliar places just so he can figure his way back home.
So, how about you? Do you have a shortcoming that you would like to share...or admit to? I'd love to hear it!
Today's main feature are these adorable Candied Vanilla Sugar Wafers. They are springy and perfect for the Easter party dessert table, picnics, birthday parties, what have you. The wafers are coated with colored vanilla almond bark. They are then adorned with sugar crystal-coated marshmallow flower petals which add a colorful and whimsical touch.
And if you are looking for something deliciously fun to make with the children—BINGO!—you have found it! You are very welcome indeed!