I have bee playing with tea the last couple of months. My current favorite is the above!
One tea bag of each, seep in my favorite cup, add some milk. It was prefect this morning.
I found a great little recipe I want to share.
I used it to make S’more Cookies, but I have also used it with other bags
of yummy add – in from the baking isle like the Andres Mints bits and the Butterfinger Bites, Mini M & M’s.
Basic Cookie Mix (to add stuff to)
½ C soft butter
2/3 C white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 C plus 2 TBS all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 Bag Hershey S’mores for Baking
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Tin foil cookie she with non-stick tinfoil.
In large bowl cream together butter and sugar. Beat in egg. Add vanilla and mix well.
Add baking soda, salt and flour. Mix until creamy. Add your yummy candy of choice and mix.
Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool before removing from cookie sheet. Makes about 24 (2 dozen).
I am stuck home today. The 2009 Kia Rondo had a breakdown. I had to leave it at the mechanic until next week.
The air conditioning compressor went out. On this car, it can not be by passed. I am not sure I would want to – the heat is on here in the central valley, California. 100+ days until October.
My husband had mandatory over time (and we can use the cash for the car repairs) and took the other car.
Here she is looking at me like I am the cause of the problem.
We went to the California State Fair last week. I found out Henrietta is a Blue Gold Duckwing Phoenix.
The fair was fun as always!
That is what we named the above chicken.
She arrived early one morning, just flew over the fence and there she was.
I checked with the neighbor who has pet chickens thinking she had ran away.
The neighbor came over to get her, stopped and said “My chickens are white”.
We waited 2 days to see if she would stay. I gave her a bowl of water right away and she ate all the snail and slugs and other bugs she seemed to like.
We went to the Tractor Supply store and bought her laying feed. We looked at coops and enclosures. I just don’t have the heart to fence her in. My flower beds are suffering for it. Right now she is sleeping in the apple tree at night. We will probably get a coop before the rain and winter get in full swing.
Henrietta lays eggs. They are a white/light cream color and small.
She has gotten used to us. We are in our yard a lot and she no longer runs away and even gets fairly close to us if we stand still.
I have always wanted chickens. 13 years now I have had thought of chickens but would push it out of my mind.
Everyone loves her. My husband has made it his job to collect the eggs on the weekend.
I hope she stays. We have no idea where she came from.
½ C Butter
2 C Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla
1 15 oz. can Pumpkin Puree
3 C Flour
3 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar
Heat oven to 375 F. Prepare muffin/ and or cupcake liners.
Cream together butter and sugar very well. Add Vanilla. Beat in eggs. Mix in puree. Mix in dry ingredients. It will be a thick batter. Pour into prepared liners, filling about 2/3 full. Bake at 375 F for 13-15 min or until done. Frost when cool. I like Cream Cheese frosting. Makes about 28 cupcakes.
I have made Taco Ring for years. My husband found this dish on Pinterest and we tried it tonight. It was yummy!
1 lb. lean ground beef
2 T. minced garlic (from the jar)
1 cup spaghetti garlic sauce
6 oz. (1 1/2 cups) shredded mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese
1 (8-oz.) can Crescent Dinner Rolls
1 small can of sliced olives
Heat oven to 375°F. In large skillet, cook ground beef and garlic over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain. Stir in pasta sauce; cook until thoroughly heated. Unroll dough and spoon meat mixture into each triangle. (You can google images to see how to place the dough if you get stuck. I did not take a photo. Sorry) Add olives if desired. Fold triangles into the pan and bake at 375°F. for 18 to 25 minutes or until deep golden brown. Remove from oven and add cheese. Place back in the oven until cheese is melted. Serve