Good Morning, friends.
I hope you enjoyed a good weekend with your Valentines, Galentines or Palentines! It was a quiet, rainy weekend in our neck of the woods and I spent most of it knitting and binge-watching.
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I made a conscious decision to turn off the news and submerge myself in distracting and entertaining TV shows. I discovered The White Queen, The White Princess, and The Spanish Princess. If you haven’t watched them, they detail, with all sorts of steamy romance thrown in for fun, the period in England marked by the War of the Roses, the reigns of Edward IV and Henry VII and their strong wives, and then the introduction of Catherine of Aragon to the court. It was good to be reminded politics have been an ugly business FOR EVER!
Pam’s review of the Snickerdoodle Bars,
This was the first cookie I learned to bake in 7th grade Home-Economics class many years ago. This recipe is a big step up. WOW – Delicious!! Husband loves them too, and we agree they definitely work with coffee as a morning treat, reminding us of a very tasty coffee cake. The soft middle is so good! We hadn’t quite finished the first pan when I baked the second pan….half of which I passed along to our dear friends as a bonus dessert for them tonight. She’s now having some with a pot of tea. My go-to cookie normally involves chocolate in some way…..now there’s some competition!
If your rubber gloves have developed little holes in the fingers, dab a bit of flexible glue (I like E6000) on the spot. It will extend the life of your gloves for some time. Then, when they finally REALLY need to be retired, cut the wrist part of the gloves horizontally to make ‘rubber bands.’
Neck Wraps filled with buckwheat and lavender are microwaveable, easy to make, lovely to have on hand when you wake up with a stiff neck, and make welcome gifts!
An early and brisk walk, these Gluten-Free, Fiber-Filled ‘Cookies’ and these Ginger-Lemon Cubes remain part of my morning routine. I definitely feel better when I start my day ‘right’. What is your morning routine?
And, while I started making these Rosemary Walnuts for Christmas gifts, we quickly realized that they are a delicious snack year-round!
I’m tickled that I have finished knitting my newest baby blanket and very excited to share it with you. I’m working on getting it published for you, hopefully this week!
What are you reading right now? I finished the first of this detective series last week (The Cuckoo’s Calling) am in the midst of the second (The Silkworm). The books are written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith and are a nice escape by a gifted author. I have a stack of books on my nightstand waiting for me, both non-fiction and fiction. I’ll let you know as I plow through them.
Wishing you a wonderful week! I’ll ‘see’ you next Monday!