April 26, 2011
Knowing how to sew was a big thing when I was growing up. My mother got the bug on Easter when a local seamstress made us matching Easter outfit. The were dresses made out of a black nylon material with large colorful flowers and butterflies topped with sky blue ponchos complete with matching hats. We wore these outfits to church and to my grandmothers house once. That was it; a waste of a good dress if you asked me. Anytime I wanted to wear it after to school or just for fun receive a cold reply that told me it was being saved. Well, I outgrew these clothes before I could enjoy them further; my mother used her poncho once in awhile. It was at this time that I set my mind to never make my kids save anything and, with the exception of a few things that they needed to wait before wearing, I've held true to this promise. Who needs a closets full of clothes they can't wear? To date, one of my youngest daughter's fondest memories is the day I told her I had no problem with her playing hard and getting dirty in her non-everyday clothes. Clothes could always be washed. He friend Katrina's mom had the opposite view, where a quick removal of any stationed garment happened almost as the melting ice-cream was about the hit the ground. Me, I'm happy to shout the stain out, I mean use a vinegar concoction I found on line at www.
She Buzz Words
Right now she could be
- Reading her Nook
- Lighting a candle
- Staging a house to "sell"
- Yard work
She could be a
- Pharmaceutical Representative
- Interior Designer
She could be working at a
- Accessory store
- Swim store
- Pool Palace
- Miniature Golf Funplex
"I look so much better with a little sun"
She phone starter
Any rights of passage in her family?
She still has Easter candy staring her in the face. The 'show' pieces like the big bunnies and eggs tend to get eaten first leaving behind a variety of jelly beans, malted milk balls and more. Here's a recipe that could help with the excess sugar; the Leftover Easter Candy Cookie. Its a basic drop cookie recipe with added assorted leftovers, including Easter corn, jelly beans, cut-up Peeps, and malted egg candies, courtesy of Cakespy.com
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk (I used whole milk)
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Anywhere from 1 to 1 1/2 cups leftover Easter candy
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
- Mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy; add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- Stir in your milk until incorporated.
- Stir the flour mixture in bit by bit, swiping down the sides of the bowl, until fully incorporated.
- Fold in your Easter candy.
- Let the dough chill for at least one hour.
- Heat the oven to 400°F.
- Using a cookie scoop, drop cookies about 2 inches apart on a lightly greased (or parchment-lined) baking sheet.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until almost no imprint remains when touched lightly.
Cool and enjoy!
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