Monday, September 15, 2008

Cooler temps and whatnot

This was our first morning with a chill in the air. Being from New England I embraced this with the love of a dear relative coming for a visit. I love love love the cold snaps of Sept and Oct. They instantly bring my mind to apple orchards and pumpkin picking. This chilly morning lasted all of about an hour but at least Bubby got to wear his little flannel shirt while we fed the animals. I love being outside early, it starts my day off right.

Usually at the start of the week I try and bake cookies or some kind of treat to last thru the week of lunchboxes. Today's cookies are probably the easiest to make and the favorite of at least three of the kids. They only taste good when the weather cools off.


3/4 c shortening

1 c sugar


1/4 c molasses

1 beaten egg

Add dry ingredients:

2 c flour

2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp ground ginger

Roll into balls, coat with sugar. Bake at 375 degrees.

This recipe is from my high school history teacher, he's sweet and old fashioned--just like the cookies!

Cookies in our house are held in my Gram's metal cookie jar. She of course would think I was silly for treasuring her apple but as a kid it was always on her counter with peanut butter crackers. It was as much a part of her kitchen as her round pedestal table. The cookie jar looks small but holds 4 dozen cookies, and every time I reach into it I think of her.

Time to get the sheets off the line. I love clean sheets day!