Have you ever said something in jest that came back to haunt you? For my friend Katy and I, it was telling our husbands that they were “the husbands of the year” on January 2nd, 2013.
We were just finishing up a vacation in New Orleans with a big group of friends. We’d stayed out far too late on our last night in town. The following morning we were supposed to be packing our suitcases, finding a cab to take us to the airport, and cleaning up our rental house. But Katy and I were so tired from the long holiday, we just wanted to stay in bed. Our husbands, both of them morning people, knew it was up to them to get us ready, or we’d be staying in the Big Easy indefinitely.
Jeff and Eric packed our suitcases, brewed some coffee, and even went to the party store around the corner and fetched granola bars. By this point, Katy and I had moved from our beds to the couch, but were still in no mood to be awake and heading home. Watching the guys load our luggage into the back of a cab, we had a moment of weakness. One of us said “You guys are the best husbands,” with the other chiming in, “You’re like the husbands of the year.”
We knew it was a mistake the moment we said these things. It was only two days into the new year and already, we’d named them the husbands of the year. For the rest of 2013, we were constantly reminded of their titles. It became a hashtag. Egos were never bigger. Jokes abounded over what their prize for this award would be, although no prizes were ever bestowed. #HOTY became a bargaining tool in every situation possible. Katy and I vowed: never again.
When life gives you lemons and moscato, you make moscato lemon curd. I thought nothing could be better than classic lemon curd, but I was wrong. The touch of white moscato in this version takes it to a whole new level. For this simple summer tart, I just spread the curd into a prepared tart crust and topped with fresh strawberries. It tastes like strawberry lemonade, in a tart, with a moscato twist.
As I was finishing up this tart, Jeff came into the kitchen and did all of my dishes for me. #HOTY 2014. SHHHHHHHH.
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