We woke up to some sort-of-surprise snow this morning in New York. I guess we didn’t miss winter after all! I was a little bummed to have missed the winter wonderland that was NYC after that first storm, but honestly, as soon as I looked out my window this morning, I regretted ever having those thoughts. Walking to work is going to be super fun today, guys! I can’t wait. I just have to dig my snow boots out of their (most likely) dusty cave, grab my warmest scarf, and get to trekking. Would it be a good investment to buy a pair of snow shoes? How do snow shoes work? Can I just strap some tennis rackets to my feet? Does anyone have a pair of tennis rackets that I can borrow? These are all important questions, and I’m sure you want answers as much as I do. Either way, the snow will melt, the sun is supposedly coming out later, and I’ll probably treat myself to something tasty for lunch because, hey, it’s snowing, and you know what? I deserve it. Now back to thinking warm, peaceful Thai beach-themed thoughts and possibly planning my next tropical getaway.
I made this tart what seems like ages ago, but I’m not quite sure when. It was definitely before the holidays, which is why I’m only posting it now. I thought it fit nicely with today’s snowy weather. This is my ultimate idea of dessert. I’m a peanut butter fiend. If there is a jar anywhere near me, you can be sure that I’ve eaten two or three spoonfuls of it all on my own. Peanut butter is medicinal. Feel nauseous? Have a spoonful of peanut butter. Have a headache? Just eat a little bit of peanut butter. Need a quick bite before you head out the door but don’t have much time? Hit up that sweet, sweet peanut butter. I would definitely eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich every day if it wouldn’t turn me into a behemoth, and I long for those elementary school days when that was possible. Now, PB&J is a special treat, and how does it get any more special when it’s in tart form? This is an especially good dessert to bring to a gathering, because it’s both adult and kid friendly, and easy to slice and serve. You can use any flavor of jam that you like, but I really do recommend either a mixed berry jam or a strawberry jam, though I could see apricot being good, too. Pour yourself a tall glass of milk, or maybe even a flute of Prosecco, and enjoy.