I think delightful is a really delightful word.
To explain, let’s start with another word that is still in the nice spectrum but far surpasses delightful in feeling…but also with the work required to get there – that word is perfection. Perfection is pretty hard to beat, but perfection might mean you have worked 3 hours on icing one cake. That is a huge amount of work for perfection.
Let’s face it, perfection often then costs the most.
A second word to show you where delightful fits in my brain is decent. Decent is almost always acceptable, most people would not send decent back. However, does decent put a smile on your face?
Now on to that word I truly adore, delightful. Delightful is light, you barely break a sweat for delightful – it often results in a smile and can often lead to a little bit of laughter.
This is why I love the word delightful, you do not expect perfection but you laugh in the face of decent.
These are delightful….and delightfully borrowed, albeit slight modified from AllRecipes
• 1 (6 ounce) can crab meat, drained
• 5 ounces Old English cheese, jar
• 1/4 cup butter, softened
• 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
• 1 pinch garlic salt
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
• 1 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
• Red Pepper Flakes
• 6 English muffins, split in half
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Cover a baking pan with foil.
In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine crabmeat, cheese spread, butter or margarine, mayonnaise, garlic salt, parsley, chives, and red pepper flakes. Mix well, and spread on English muffins. Cut the muffins into quarters and arrange them on your baking sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes. Broil the muffins for the last minute to get them toasted.
Remove from oven, let sit for about 5 minutes…get ready…smile