Daily Archives: March 6, 2017

#TSWD March 2017 Edition

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For Today….

 

 

Looking out my window…the sky is gray with the gentle drizzle of rain falling softly upon the eve.

 

 

 

 

I am thinking…about the recent mews I got from DD#1 which I’m processing and not ready to share with anyone just yet.

 

 

 

Today DH rolls from hourly employment to full-time. We are ecstatic he was offered a full-time position. God is good!

 

 

One of my favorite things…is mewsic.  There isn’t a day that passes without the sound of mewsic playing throughout the house.  It moves, inspires, and uplifts my spirit!

 

 

I am creating… art sketchings for the April A-Z Challenge.  I am not an artist.  In high school, I took art but never thought I was very talented.  Looking back I think it was largely due to lack of confidence and I was afraid to try. Art is an expression which you must feel.  Last year, I decided it was time to rekindle this long forgotten passion and surprisingly I discovered I have some talent. I’m hoping to grow my abilities with this month long blogging exercise and hopefully, you’ll want to be a part of the experience.

 

 

 

I am wearing… sweatpants, long sleeve t-shirt, fleece socks, and hoodie.  The weather is still cool but it won’t be long before I can shed some of these layers.

 

 

 

 

I am reading listening to… my iTunes “Rock Mewsic” playlist with various artists. Currently, Sheryl Crow “Always On Your Side” from her Wildflower album is playing.

 

 

 

 

I am hoping...before the year ends, we’ll be in a new home.  This has been a long time dream of mine. DH and I talked often while he was laid off that when he gets another job that we need to do something about making this dream a reality. I’m trusting God to present to us the house He wants for us.

 

 

 

 

 

I am learning…that I don’t have to be purrfect when it comes to my art.  This is a learning process and it’s okay to experiment until I get it right.

 

 

In my kitchen…I’m trying to figure out what I want to fix for dinner tonight using chicken. I think I may make one of DH’s favorites – fried chicken stripes.  I also plan to make a fresh batch of buttermilk biscuits which will be an excellent addition for dinner tonight.  

 

 

 

 

Post Script… I’d like to invite you to join me on the dance floor with Monday Mewsic Moves Me. If you have mewsic to share then this is the place to do it each week and if not, then just enjoy the tunes! 😉

 

 

 

 

Shared Quote… This isn’t a quote but it’s some great encouragement to inspire us to be the best that we can be!

 

A moment from my day… This is the last sketch entry in my art journal for the A-Z Challenge. I hope to have all sketches completed this week, then I can go back and do additional sketches or other fill-in material if the inspiration strikes!

 

 

In closing…I want to share a recipe I discovered last year this time and made for St. Patrick’s Day.

Double Dipped Mint Shortbread Cookies

Double Dipped Mint Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1-cup sugar
  • 1-cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2⅔ cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ tsp mint extract*
  • 10 drops of green food coloring
  • ¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream
  • ¾ cup white chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream
  • green sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and softened butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and then add the mint extract.
  2. Slowly mix in the flour and salt. Once well combined, add the 10 drops of green food coloring.
  3. Roll the green dough into 1" balls and flatten with a glass, and place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack.
  4. Once cookies are cooled, place semi sweet chocolate chips and 3 tablespoons whipping cream in a microwave safe bowl. Cook for 30 seconds on high. Stir and repeat until chocolate is melted. Dip one end of mint shortbread cookies into the semi-sweet chocolate. Place back on wire rack to dry.
  5. Once dry, place white chocolate chips and 3 tablespoons whipping cream into a
  6. Microwave safe bowl. Cook for 30 seconds on high. Stir and repeat until chocolate is melted. Dip the other end of the mint shortbread cookies into the white chocolate. Sprinkle green sprinkles on white chocolate while wet. Let dry.
  7. Enjoy!
  8. *NOTE: The amount of mint needs to go up to 4 teaspoons.
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Thank you for visiting today. I will over to see you soon! Meanwhile, I invite you for a return visit tomorrow for Tuesday Tunesation! 😉

 

 

 

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