Little a and I broke from our past tradition of going to the Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, CT, on Mother’s Day, and opted to spend the day together in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.

First up, brunch with the family at this wonderful little eatery called Anella.  The weather was sunny and warm, with barely a breeze in the air, and we were seated outside.  There was a small, fragrant, herb garden out there with plantings of dill, rosemary, and basil, to name a few.  Lovely.

The food was delicate and delicious.  We selected from the “prix fixe” menu, which included an entree, beverages and a special after-brunch treat…a yummy cinnamon-sugary cookie that tasted like a crispy snickerdoodle.  (yes, I ate it and counted  the WW points).  So delicious.  Couldn’t stop thinking about it.

What to do???

Bake some.

I used Betty Crocker’s recipe for snickerdoodles and, WOW.  Slightly cinnamon crisp on the outside, and soft, fluffy vanilla delicious on the inside.  Mmmmmmm, mmmmm.

After brunch we walked a loooooooong way to the Brooklyn Flea market:

We buzzed in and out rather quickly, though.  The weather became uncomfortably warm and the space was wall-to-wall people.  We literally walked through the aisles at a snail’s pace.  Bye.

Back to little a’s for dinner and three helpings of Italian ices (yes, three.  Mother’s day is not a good day for counting points).  Overall, it was a happy and glorious day…just like every other day spent with my loving family 😉


0 thoughts on “Mother’s Day 2012: Our 3rd Aa-nniversary

  1. rostrander says:

    New website is simply awesome! Happy”Aa”nniversary and keep these posts comin! Such a delightful treat to be alerted to a new post. Like getting a favorite magazine in the mailbox!

  2. Carol says:

    Wow Ann…LOVE the new website! As usual, you continue to amaze me with your talent(s), they seem never-ending!

  3. Jen says:

    I love the new website! The cookies look delicious too! Miss you! Hope you had a wonderful birthday! 🙂

  4. Teresa says:

    Love the new look! What a great way to kick off year 4! Looking forward to another year of inspirational projects and recipes to keep the boredom down and the weight up 😉 .