First, however, a few gratuitous shots of Shortbread. Just for the hell of it!
In the spirit of full disclosure, I did not use a random number generator to pick the winners. I tried that before and I don’t trust them, I don’t think they are that random. Out of curiousity, I played with the numbers once and in three consecutive turns got #1, #2 and #3. So today, I went the low-tech way, wrote everyone’s names on slips of paper, all 81 of them, and had my kids each pick a name out of hat.
And now, without further ado, I’d like to congratulate Cindy. She will be receivingn the Festive Shapes Shortbread. And Anonymous with the email that starts catherine.ellie will be receiving the Stem Ginger Shortbread and the Shortbread Rounds. I will be emailing you both directly to get your mailing address. Let it be known that if I don’t hear back from you within a week, I will go ahead and pick another winner.
I also want to make mention of commenter “Allie Tries to Cook” who made me laugh my butt off with this answer to my question about how you like to eat your shortbread… “alone. in the closet. hiding from kids! Merry Christmas!” Brilliant – me too, Allie, me too! She hasn’t updated her blog in a few months. Allie, please keep blogging! You’re great!