Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Thought I would put out some treats...

So, I figured if people were popping in, I may as well clean up the place, so I hve a new look. There is a benefit to this one, I don't have to change it again. Is it just my kids who ask, when I say it is time to clean, who is coming over? The blog is so much easier to organize though, if only life were like this for real!!

Princess is cooking up some cookies right now to share with everyone. You can grab a few while you stop in to visit.

Snickerdoodle Cookies
1 1/2 cups Sugar
1 cup Shortening -- soft
2 each Eggs
2 3/4 cups Flour
2 teaspoons Cream of tartar
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Sugar
2 teaspoons Cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375F.Mix 1 1/2 c. sugar, shortening and eggs. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, and soda. Chill dough. Roll dough into balls the size of walnuts. Com- bine 2 t. sugar and cinnamon. Roll cookies in this mixture. Bake for 8-10 mins., cool completely on wire racks.Source: Hagerstown Herald-Mail; Hagerstown, MD, as posted to a cooking forum

They are starting to smell good. Really though, she is almost finished her T&T book for AWANA and one of the final tasks in the book is to bake something for your leaders. So, that is what she is doing right now and she has already written out a Bible reading plan to get through the whole book of John in 3 months. The final 2 things she needs to finish are memorizing and reciting the 32 verses all at one time, and trust me, she will get there!

Our friend Cheryl was here today with her kids, some of you may think that she lives here, but really, she doesn't... our kids get along really well and we love playing games like Dutch Blitz, which she won the other day. We are working out how to make the game playable by up to 8 people, because, seriously, how much fun would that be?

So, we thought that I would write my initials on the backs of my cards and she would write her initials on the backs of her cards, then we can play with 8 people. That sounds like so much fun, it is good to think outside the box sometimes!!

Anyhow, gonna run and keep an eye on these kids. Enjoy the cookies.


  1. I like the new look, especially the pictures at the top.

    I love snickerdoodles! They're one of my favorites to make.

  2. oh I love the color scheme, I keep asking someone to help me do mine but no takers yet! hehe I have no $ to offer! better learn it myself eh?!

  3. my hubby likes to play dutch blitz and yes my children also say, "who's coming over?" when I tell them it's time to clean up the house!!!!