Mr. Husband and I realized that we were in
for some more snow.
I woke to it's beauty.
I had originally hoped to be out doing errands today
on St. Barbara's Day.
Instead it is a quiet day, one that found me
getting some much needed rest.
Here's the first bag of cookies that I gave away.
Cute as all get out.
Somehow I have become that woman who wants
everything to be very lovely, somewhat cute and
as always, good to eat, a delight.
So far the forecast seems OK for going to St. Nicholas Day liturgy.
I have hopes of bagging many more cookie bags to give out
that day; St. Nicholas has long been my favourite
and this year God has granted me the energy to
bake for this day.
I am grateful.
I've had at least three requests this week for the recipes I used.
I don't have time to type them out but took pictures of them,
they are from the same cookbook that I used for the
chocolate brownie cookies,
is from this cookbook:
Food For Paradise: A Meatless Cookbook. St. John the Russian Church, Ipswich, Mass.
I was given this cookbook as a wedding gift.
FYI, I also know where to get a copy if you need by,
just email me.
So here are the two recipes:
The one above I used as is.
This one, the chocolate chip cookie one,
I used but added my own things too.
The first batch I did I wonder if I accidentally doubled the water needed.
In any case, I used the sugar water for both
the chocolate chip cookie ones I made
and the chocolate chip with roughly chopped cranberries.
I doubled the recipe for the dough, took half or so out after
adding the chocolate chip bags
and then mixed the rest with the cranberries.
For the other two, I used a bit more flour and used
orange juice as the liquid.
I took half out again and then added a bag
of cranraisins the original
and the other with cherry juice infused cranraisins.
Both are quite good.
It is nearing ever closer;
Western Christmas is next week;
we are nearing our January 7 Christmas,
inching ever closer.
Tonight for St. Barbara's Day
I hope to make shrimp,
share a soup with Mr. Husband that I made last night
and share a cookie or two.
Blessed evening to you all!
And Happy St. Barbara's Day!