Saturday, December 12, 2009

Cold Saturday

It's cold outside.

I'm inside.

I have a date with Andrew at 11:30.

Ann and Ellie and Luke are going to a movie.

Charlie is riding in the last of several Christmas Parades. We are a county of Christmas Parades.

Charlie and I had a delightful time last night with some old friends from Calvary Baptist. They were gracious enough to invite us to a Christmas Party - it was very festive and gave us a chance to laugh a lot and renew old acquaintances - see folks we haven't seen in a long time. It was a great blessing and we shared memories from the past. Great time.

I have nothing to tell except that I am continuing to do Christmas slowly.

Shall I share a Christmas Recipe?

Okay - I love these - Skillet Cookies - for some reason Mom only made them at Christmas - so now that's the only time I make them. They can be made at other times, but - well - tradition.

Skillet Cookies
1 stick butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 egg slightly beaten, 1 box chopped dates.
Put all in skillet and cook 8 min., stirring constantly, at low heat. Stir in 2 cups Rice Krispies and 1/2 cup chopped nuts. Put in square pan or rectangle pan. Cool. Cut in small squares, and then roll in powdered sugar. Keep in airtight container.
Added tips: 1. These are soooo good! 2. buy some nonstick foil and when you spread these out to cool, line your pan with the foil and cleanup is very easy. I just spread them out on a cookie sheet, lined with the wonderful foil - also put nonstick foil on top(nonstick side to the date mixture, of course) and roll with a rolling pin to 1/4 or 1/2 inch thickness.
There you are and when they are cool use large blade to cut quickly and have a ziploc bag of powdered sugar. Drop several in at a time and toss around in the sugar. They are Good!

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