Torte-ally unexpected
Friday August 19th 2011, 9:54 pm
Filed under: Food,Friends

The doorbell rang. Huh, too early for the mailman, I ran to open it to see–Cliff! Don’s son, with Don sitting on the passenger side of his car at the curb in front of the house waving a happy hello. Cliff, meantime, was pulling a really nice nonstick springform pan out of a bag, grinning as I about died with laughter, my jaw on the ground at the same time with a speechless, you didn’t…! And then he pulled out another.

I gave him a hug and a heartfelt thank you, then ran to Don and he got his hug too and I told him, “You’re wonderful, you’re terrible!,” laughing.

“Well, I have to have my cake!” he laughed back.

Much nicer pans than my old ones, and let’s see, we’re out of butter, fix that, okay, and I put them right to use and emailed Don that I hoped I wasn’t jinxing it again, but…

Right. Stop me if you’ve heard this one.

But it worked, because of course new pans deserve that and so do Don and Cliff. Who now have two chocolate tortes by way of a thank you; the pans almost handwashed themselves, they were that easy, not that you have to but I’m going to. I want them to stay as perfect as the gift they are.

An aside to them: I didn’t put plastic wrap over the tortes because they were too new and the glaze hadn’t finished setting in the fridge yet (but it was getting late); the plastic can pull and mar the surface when you take it off if it’s put on too soon, before it completely sets.

Like anyone would mind. Thank you! Enjoy!

I’m sure going to!

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Torte-ally awesome! Like you, like your friend Don, and like his son Cliff. What a great story.

Comment by Lynn 08.19.11 @ 10:01 pm

Hahaha. What a great response to the last posts – glad it all worked out!

Comment by Renee 08.19.11 @ 10:54 pm

heh, well I was thinking I wished I was closer so I could do this very thing — love it! the awesomeness must continue!!

Comment by Bev 08.20.11 @ 7:02 am

WAY TO GO, DON!!!!!! And I can’t think of a nicer person to receive two non-stick springform pans than you, Alison: Pusher-of-Tortes Extraordinaire. (The ‘extraordinaire’ is intentionally ambiguous.)

Comment by LynnM 08.20.11 @ 7:49 am

What could I possibly say to all of that! Alison, the grin on your face was the best reward I could possibly ever have! But the torte is delicious! Yeah, I had a piece before going to bed.

What more could I say? I’m about to write my side of the story for my blog.

Comment by Don Meyer 08.20.11 @ 9:33 am

I had a sneaking suspicion that Don was going to help you out here, after he asked about the size in his comment yesterday. He clearly demonstrates his worthiness of your tortes!

Comment by twinsetellen 08.20.11 @ 4:30 pm

What a nice surprise! And those are really nice springform pans.

Comment by Jody 08.20.11 @ 4:39 pm

What a perfectly lovely surprise!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 08.20.11 @ 6:54 pm

Hooray for great surprises and even better friends – and tortes.

Comment by Channon 08.21.11 @ 4:21 am

I was gone again so I missed the last two posts. Glad to hear you got the pans and Don got the tortes. A bit jealous, too.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 08.21.11 @ 5:35 pm

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