1 cup butter softened, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup molasses, 2 eggs lightly beaten, 1/2 tsp. salt, 2 1/4 tsp. baking soda, 2 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 1 1/2 tsp. cloves, 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 4 cups all purpose flour (I use whole wheat-fresh ground prairie gold) Mix all ingredients together. Roll dough into balls. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 min. Sprinkle tops of cookies with sugar while still warm.
SPICE TEA MIX
2 cups orange flavored drink mix
1 1/2 cups instant tea
1 cup powdered lemonade mix
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
Mix all the ingredients together with a wire whisk until well blended.
Store in an airtight container. To serve – add 2 tsps. of mix to a mug of hot water
I got this recipe from Mrs. Nadine at http://nadinesnook.blogspot.com/
Today has been a beautiful day here in Floyd. Plenty of sunshine with a good breeze. Perfect for drying clothes on the line. I love to see clothes flapping in the wind. This means they will dry quickly and will be so soft.
I tried a new homemade coffee creamer today. It is Almond Coffee Creamer. I changed the recipe some to suit our tastes. 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 3/4 cup non-dairy coffee creamer, 3/4 cup powdered milk, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp almond extract. Put all ingredients into blender and blend well. I must admit I had some trouble getting it to blend together but I just keep on trying. I like almond extract in other things so I thought it would be worth trying. I do like it and think it would definitely be worth making again. I was wondering if I could use this same recipe with different extracts, peppermint for example. I’m not sure how the cinnamon would go with the peppermint though.
Enjoy your day and God bless.
Well, the snow did come yesterday-about 4″. So no family coming today. Hopefully, Dave, Jess and the boys will get to come about the middle of the week. I’m not sure when Chuck will come. The girls are excited today. There is enough snow to make snow cream, which is a favorite around here. There probably will be some sledding today too. The winds are supposed to start later today so we’ll just have to see how everything goes. The cows don’t seem to mind the snow at all.
I took these pictures from our dining room window. Later today, we will be going down to the barn to get milk. I will try to take more pictures then.
Hubby completely surprised me yesterday morning. We very seldom get each other gifts at Christmas but this year he got me this wonderful mixer. He even braved Wal-Mart on Christmas Eve to get it for me. Complete surprise! I got up yesterday morning, went to turn the coffee pot on and there it was. I squealed out loud and he just smiled that beautiful smile of his that always says “I love you”. He said with all the cooking and baking I do, he thought it would come in handy. Well, it certainly will. I made a batch of banana nut muffins in it this morning. I used a different recipe than I normally use and I think I like it much better. The recipe is:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (I used whole wheat), 2/3 cup sugar, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/3 cup applesauce, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup sour cream, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. allspice, 2/3 cup mashed bananas, 1/3 cup chopped walnuts. Combine all ingredients. Pour into muffin tin. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 min. I used my large muffin tin and got 6 muffins. Very good.
No church today because of the snow. I sure am glad we got to go Friday night to the candlelight service. Enjoy your day and God bless.