Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
so mrs. m., who is quiet and sweet, loves to paint (and will give me knitting lessons on our next visit-if i remember my needles!) and mr. m., who was a soldier in WWII is filled with stories and much Irish wit and wisdom.
and while we don't often get to see these lovely people, we always enjoy our time with them.
at first glance, we are the ones giving of our time and talent this day, sharing art work, photography and a handmade Christmas ornament from the creative hands of my daughter, but after a few hours there, it was obvious that they were the ones that gave to us. these gentle souls have lived and loved longer than we can imagine and we are so blessed to have been invited to share some good laughs and conversation on what otherwise seemed to be a cold and gloomy day. i am so glad that we took the time to stop by.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
i also found some black dotted swiss, which i have had such a hard time finding.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Prep: 20 min. Total 1 hr. 40 min.[incl. refrigerating]
1 pkg.[8 oz.] of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
1 c. granulated sugar
3/4 c. [1 1/2 sticks] butter, softened
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 c. finely chopped nuts of choice [ I use walnuts]
PREHEAT oven to 325. Beat cream cheese, granulated sugar, butter, cinnamon and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add nuts and mix with a spatula. Then add flour and baking soda; mix well. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
SHAPE tablespoonfuls of dough into crescent shapes; place, 1 inch apart, on ungreased baking sheets.
BAKE 20 min. Cool on baking sheet 1 min. Remove to wire rack; cool 15 min.
DIP each cookie into powdered sugar. OPTIONAL: drizzle with 2 squares melted Baker's Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate.
Makes 4 doz. or 24 servings, 2 cookies each.