Saturday, February 15, 2014

Leftovers

Do you like them? Hope so because looking in my picture files I see a few little items left on the table that I shouldn't keep hanging around much longer.

Like these Valentine doughnuts my sister brought by a week or so ago...

She also brought a batch of Snickerdoodles fresh from the oven. John ate the last one last night.  She made that light, buttery cookie with whole wheat flour. I think that she should have renamed them Snickerduds or something. They were heavy. I was ready to toss them to the squirrels a few days ago, but John said that any cookie was better than no cookie at all. Yup, that really is his philosophy about most edibles. (Gee, I hope all this commentary doesn't mean that she'll never bring us another cookie. =/ ) 

The boys and I baked cookies yesterday. You may remember that the grandsons are not so into baking anymore. They prefer eating. However, we chatted a lot about the story of The Little Red Hen and her loaf of bread with minor substitutions. It worked. They did their parts, which was shaping cookies and rolling them in the sugar and, when the cookies came hot from the oven, they had to sprinkle more sugar on them.

Do you write notes in your recipe books? The recipe is called "Grammy's Nonni's Chocolate Cookies" and is found online *here.* I also have a recipe for cocoa cookies found in my recipe box using my method *here.* Yup, they are a favorite with us.

We are entering a particularly snowy week so we'll be doing a lot of this:


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~Fioré Watching Snow Fall~

It's all rather pleasant if one just goes with it — Allow yourself to become a slug — read a lot, eat a lot, stare dreaming out windows a lot. By all means, do not think about the mess being tracked onto your floors with every entrance.

A blessed weekend to you...
 
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49 comments:

  1. Another entertaining slice of your life. I think my husband would agree with John. And those cookies of course are so healthy! I guess today will be quieter as the boys will be at their house. Our snow is working hard to disappear but it's taking awhile it was so deep!

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  2. Those cookies look good. I love the video; kitty watching the snow fall. We had rain overnight and it is quite windy today. A good day to stay inside. Blessings to you.

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  3. Good morning! LOVED the video! This California gal never gets to see that...soo pretty! Cookies look good. Enjoy your week-end Vee, I think I could work right in. It's going to be in the 80's here;..sigh. It is dropping down to the low 70's though tomorrow.

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  4. After our big snow storm here in NC, we are looking at a week of temps in the 50' and low 60's with some sunny days and some rainy days.

    Those cookies sounds really good!

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  5. Wow, that snow is really coming down! More sledding for the grands! I didn't know where the kitty was in the video until you moved the camera down and I finally spotted her, LOL. Our snow is all gone. It's cold today, but we are going to get a warm front coming in tomorrow for a while. Can't wait to get out and do some walking.

    P.S. I love your new header!

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  6. I enjoyed your snow video Vee. It looks so pretty but I'm sure it's a mess out there on the streets. I hear we got a lot of snow and ice pellets and that today another 20 cm. will fall. Glad I'm where I am. :) Stay safe. Enjoy your cookies with tea or coffee.

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  7. Love your slice of life and leftovers. Enjoy the snow days.

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  8. Enjoyed the Little Red Hen reference. We always use this at our home when we need the whole team involved! Your cookies look yummy--Enjoy dreaming out your lovely windows. ♥

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  9. Well you are right about activities during this snow. We still have at least 2 inches and another inch fell last night. Wish I had some littles around to help bake cookies. I try to stay away from the sweets but would make mine with substitute. Wishing for spring along with everyone else.

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  10. Dare I put in my comment that once the family leaves to go back to Ontario tomorrow, this granny is just liable to crash on the couch for a day or so! The grands sure keep us busy, don't they? And you with two busy boys!
    Making the baking of cookies a fun time is smart and I know you'll be able to stretch your imagination to keep them interested. There was so much chocolate yesterday and most of it is still here...

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  11. Boy, does that last paragraph and the video apply to me. I have definitely become a slug this winter.

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  12. I do like leftovers but lately I throw a lot of leftovers away because they don't get consumed before they are a health hazard. I need to adjust the way I cook. Glad your grands heeded the Little Red Hen lesson. The cookies look real good. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  13. Nice post and a pretty header also...Constant Comment Tea, I sure enjoy that! I also took a video of the birds singing in our snow storm, so pretty and enjoyable to hear.

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  14. I love your new banner! And I hope that sun comes out and gives you a pretty view from the windows. Sweet hugs...and warm hugs, Diane

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  15. One must approach this business of snowstorms with a calm and methodical attitude ... rag rugs by the doors, towels for the dogs, a pot of soup or stew on the stove, fires stoked, and plenty of hand work by the couch cozy spot ... winter is ALL about slowing down and enjoying the snowflakes and drifts mounting up by the walls and tree stumps. Enjoy your week, Vee!

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  16. Your video makes watching snow fall a delightful way to spend the afternoon. I know what you mean about messy floors. I gave up mopping my kitchen floor a couple of weeks ago. Enjoy your weekend.

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  17. Yum, I have to agree with your husband, any cookie IS better than no cookie at all...of course, Earl and I are on a low carb diet right now so that could explain some of my unfettered acceptance of any cookie. at all. I LOVE baking with kids! Clearly, it is a good way to show how work has it's rewards:>)

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  18. Yes, I'm enjoying slugging away here too...
    I did enjoy your beautiful snow video. And it appear kitty enjoys watching it snow too!
    I do mark my recipe books too. A star for a good recipe and a mark through it for a bad one.
    Have a good weekend, Vee.

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  19. Your home is so warm and lovely! It is snowing here too, but very lightly, and it's not laying on the roads.

    I'm going to check out those cookies. They look really good. We like cookies here too. We go through them fast!

    Perhaps a gift box will need to make it's way to Maine. John must have good Snickerdoodles. They're the best!

    Deanna

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  20. Wow! That's not what leftovers look like at my house. lol Lucky you!! :-)

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  21. Looks just like my backyard and my kitty. so nice when you don't have to go out in it, and just be a "slug." I'm doing that a lot this winter!

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  22. That is a good philosophy on what to do when the snow falls. It does look pretty. I'll bet kitty would love to get her paw in that. My Abby surprised me when she put her paw out on the deck and was ready to go farther I had to hold her back.
    By all means get rid of the evil donuts disguised as holiday hearts!!

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    1. Oh we got rid of them all right. They didn't taste at all evil. =D

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  23. I watched you video in full screen, and I must say that if I were sitting in your cozy living room with that gorgeous view, I'd certainly be a slug! Fioré has the right idea.

    Ron feels the same way about cookies as John. There is no bad cookie; just some are better than others. We make Grammy's Cookies too! Perhaps we'll rename them. :)

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  24. Well yeah..a cookie IS a cookie! I tried that staring out the window, slow down like a slug thing...I tried not to eat..but boy that temptation is there when it's icy outdoors and one is stuck. Now I'm ready to go outside!! This week it has gone from the 20's to the 70s...Ahhh, I love Arkansas weather.

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  25. Fiore seems very content watching the snow fall. Waiting for round #2 to strike (snowstorm). Makes me sad that they always seem to come on a Saturday and go into Sunday. The prospect of church is not looking good. Cookies look delightful. Will you have the boys full time next week because of vacation? We like to nestle in our abode and not fret. Thanks for your photos, and words. Always love reading your posts Vee. ~ Abby

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  26. Yes, I like leftovers.
    Those chocolate cookies looks sooooo good and yes I write in my cookbooks all the time.
    We got another 10 inches today. I like to watch it but like to be out in it too. : )

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  27. Vee- LOL about the cookies! Snickerduds! I hope she doesn't read your blog....lol...or, if she does, I hope she has a sense of humor.
    I am so anxious to get our ovens in place and be able to bake again. My kitchen ovens have been non-working since October. Can you imagine? I have the old stove downstairs but never use it except when I have to.
    We have more snow coming on Monday here, too. I am SOOO sick of it and I don't even mind driving in it-but I am tired of the cold that accompanies it! xo Diana

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  28. Snickerduds! I think my husband would agree with John. Tim is the least fussy eater in the world. Loved watching the snow fall. I was really hoping for at least one good dump here so I could get cozy and be a slug in front of the window. We did see snow on a couple of trips so I can't complain too much. Maybe I'll just have to be a slug and watch the rain fall.

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  29. It does look like that is the way to go read a lot eat a lot and dream a lot sounds pleasant and so relaxing.
    Merle..................

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  30. I do like leftovers and we've just about wiped out the refrigerator this week. I love your video with Fiore watching the snow! How cozy and warm it looks inside with the beautiful snow falling. I've tried to ignore my floors with the dogs tracking in and out, but finally couldn't take it any more and got it mopped up. A clean floor won't last long with all this snow.

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  31. Hi Vee!

    I think it's crazy, all that snow you folks have - send some our way...please!! It's wonderful to be a slug, and to sit and read, and watch the snow fall . . . it's just gorgeous, especially if you don't have to shovel it... ;0)

    Your cookies look delightful, I know they are even more yummy, because your sweet grands helped!

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  32. We are quite OK with leftovers over here. I always cook/bake enough that we eat the same thing for several day. :) I never used to get away with that.

    Great video of 'watching the snow fall from inside'! Stay cozy. I too was wondering whether your sister would be reading your blog...and your opinion of her rendition of snickerdoodles. :)

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  33. BOY....ya'll are really havin' a lot of snow. brrr.
    I'm not trying to rub it in but.....we were 86 degrees today...CRAZY!
    I am with John in that ANY cookie is better than NO cookie....and the best part of your sweet post.....
    that you have a sister. I've always felt like I've missed a lot by not having a sis....bwaaaaa....I need a cookie....!

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  34. I thought of you when we saw the weather forecast this evening. I think they said 18-24" of snow for you with up to 50 mph winds. WOW! Do let us know if our weatherman was right. Such a beautiful snow you're seeing. Thank you for sharing the beauty.

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    1. The winds howled; the snow came down; however, my little corner of Maine did not get the worst of it. Downeast Maine did.

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  35. Snow was always so pretty to watch it fall. Blizzards? Not so much.

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  36. Vee, your cookies look yummy! Baking on a cold snowy day sounds perfect to me.. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  37. Sorry to leave this comment here, but I could not find a Comment place on your Sunday post. Your pastor is in my thoughts, but I wonder where does he live that he has had to wait one year for heart surgery. My mother who is 88 had to wait no more than 2 days for her surgery, and she is a Medicare patient. This all took place last October here in Louisiana. Maybe it is time your church checks out your pastor's insurance policy and not blame "the medical system."

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  38. Vee--I love your new blog header!! Thanks for sharing..my husband would agree..any cookie is better than none. Blessings

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  39. http://wetcreek.blogspot.com/ Linda February 16, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Sorry to leave this comment here, but I could not find a Comment place on your Sunday post. Your pastor is in my thoughts, but I wonder where does he live that he has had to wait one year for heart surgery. My mother who is 88 had to wait no more than 2 days for her surgery, and she is a Medicare patient. This all took place last October here in Louisiana. Maybe it is time your church checks out your pastor's insurance policy and not blame "the medical system."

    ~~~

    Linda, I've never heard from you before in all my blogging days, yet you leave this comment. I am very glad that your mother had to wait no longer than two days. That is as it should be and what we have come to expect in this country. Yet, when I tell you that my pastor, who is 74, has had to wait a year in the Northeast, you question the validity of what I am saying or suggest that the church check its insurance policy? Wow. I have copied your comment here so that it can not be removed. I tend to call people out and hold them accountable. Have a beautiful and blessed day. (Comments on Sunday morning posts are always closed.)

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    1. I actually joined your Downton Abbey discussion on February 6. At that time I decided to follow your blog. If you have a chance to go back and reread my comment above, you will notice that I was not questioning the validity of what you were saying. But I do question if we are insuring that all Americans get the healthcare that they need when they need it. And I would not dream of removing my comment. If it offends you in any way, simply remove it.Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  40. I find it so relaxing to watch the snow fall, and the snow flakes in your video were so large and pretty!

    Those cookies look so good! My grandsons would also rather play than bake, but they also love to eat whatever I bake.

    Happy Sunday!

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  41. Snowing and it looks cold but warm and snug inside. Glad I got to see the cat. Yes I write in cookery books if I want to remember something specific about a recipe.

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  42. I always make notes by recipes. I totally agree with John, any cookie IS better than no cookie. We are supposed to be getting up to 5 inches of snow tomorrow. I'm all set and snug as a bug in a rug ;)

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  43. P.S. I also wanted to say that I'm saying a prayer for your pastor.

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  44. I just love your header today Vee! That magazine looks interesting too - 25+ ways to do stuff, I'm needing some inspiration too!

    Don't do this to me - those valentine donuts look wonderful - I'm salivating here...
    Thank you I've saved your Cocoa Cookies to bake for my love - yea right! Did I fool you too!

    I've copied your

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