Summing it Up...
Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!
Monday, December 15, 2008
My son Josh and I try to get together one day before the Christmas crunch to have a baking day. He adores Christmas, and goes for the gusto each year.
He's famous where he works for his break room treats. He feels such joy from creating craft gifts, making cards, and baking cookies or peanut brittle for his family and co-workers. It just makes him happy to give, and it's a great outlet for his creative side.
The entire house smelled delish. The corgi kids were circling and hoping that someone would stumble and drop a little sumthin' sumthin'.
These sugar and spice nuts smelled wonderful in the oven, and were easy to make with the sweetened whipped egg whites. The cinnamon added the spice, and they are going to be a big hit. Jim, the corgis, Josh and I all gave them a sample!
The family butter cookie recipe has been used for decades. We make several double batches. Frankly, owning stock in a butter company would make sense this time of year!
The recipe for these
delightful molasses cookies was found on Mennonite girls can cook.