This has been a great week for me, postally speaking. Generally our mailbox only offers up bills, endless flyers or mailers touting pizza and greasy fast food coupons, and the occasional wedding announcement. The only time I get a package is when I shop online, which I have not been doing this year thus far. So when an unexpected package arrived on Saturday with my name on it, I was thrilled!
The return address was my dear friend and world-traveler, Neves. I was intrigued, since it surely meant treats from abroad. Indeed, the card inside said that she and hubby had made a last minute trip to Morocco recently, and I was the beneficiary of their generosity. Here's what she sent:(Darn, I wish my camera could handle these up close shots better. Maybe I just need a tutorial.)
It's a mini tagine. The large sized tagines are used for cooking delicious stews. This one will keep kosher salt on my dinner table. So fun!
My package from Neves also contained these:Again, the photo is disappointing, but these little packets with Arabic letters are full of saffron, one of the most expensive spices out there. And I love it. Break out the recipes with saffron! I'll post one soon. I immediately made an Indian chicken dish in honor of our newly acquired saffron. (You can sometimes find saffron at Trader Joe's at a great price. But not always.)
A mini tagine and some gourmet spices from Morocco are enough to make any girl feel loved!
Then, today, Jared brought in a package with the mail. I couldn't imagine what it was until I remembered that I had won a major award! Well, alright, it was actually a random drawing among readers of dkMommySpot, but I won it. And it is a book that looks delightful. Thanks, Diane!
I'll post a review of it as soon as I can . It looks like a wonderful book on parenting and I may find some great quotes to share with you.
All in all, the mailman has been good to me. Feel free to send me stuff in order to make it a trend!:)