Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Word of the Day

SHORTBREAD

Pronunciation: short-bred
Function: noun
Date: 1801
Definition: a thick cookie made of flour, sugar, and a large amount of shortening.

Used in in sentence: "I might as well rub that shortbread on my a$$ 'cause that's where it's goin'."

*It is my new addiction since Teen Angel started bringing it home from the bakery every time she works. The Mother's Day shortbread cookie shaped like a crown with "mom" written on it was especially good. I'd show you a picture, but I ate it so fast I forgot to take a photo until it was all gone.

11 comments:

The Church Lady said...

I love Girl Scout shortbread cookies. But I haven't had any cookies in forever!

Mike Golch said...

man now I want some shortbread cookies.

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

There is a little cafe' in our building called "au bou pain" and they make the most AMAZING short bread cookies half dipped in chocolate.

I got them all the time.

Until I saw how many calories they were (400). I stopped going. But I look in the window now and again and just stare.

Jan said...

You are bad, very bad.

Jason, as himself said...

Oh, I love the sentence.

I actually don't care much for shortbread. It tastes almost like nothing.

Janis said...

one word...YUM

oreneta said...

Now I'm HUNGRY!

J.G. said...

Delicious, for sure! And so easy to make at home, as long as you always have about a pound of butter hanging around. Sigh. Unfortunately, your example sentence is all too true for me.

Mia said...

Sing along if you want:
"Mamie's little baby like short'n,short'n
Mamie's little baby likes short'n bread"

J.G. said...

P.S. I, too, know about gum wrapper chains. How cool is that! I thought I was the last person who knew that lost art. Post to follow soon at the Cafe.

dkuroiwa said...

ooh...my mouth is just a'waterin' thinking about shortbread cookies!!
one of my students is in Scotland and she sent me a tin...Lordy, but can they make them or what?

on my **s, my thighs, and that area right above where my jeans ride.....~~sigh~~