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Thanksgiving #humor, #CTST, & #FriendlyFillins
Purrs and hooowdys, Kittens & Dawgs! I debated on posting today but since DH is at work and most of next I’m spending with him then I thought I’d share a mixture of giggles with these Friday Sillies. Enjoy!
This week I went for my last dental post-op appointment for this year and while I was there I had the doctor fix my front tooth. The same place chipped again.
Early night fall makes me think the evenings are longer than they are and am more than ready by 8:30 to hit the hay.
I’m linking Skywatch Friday and if you’re here for a peek at this week’s contribution, kindly click here.
What are you celebrating? Today, I Celebrate The Small Things with Lexa. Today, I’m joyfully celebrating DD#2 & DSIL got moved into their new apartment in Brunswick, Maine on Tuesday after spending almost two weeks in a motel. I know they are more thrilled than me. I celebrate the age of technology all the more and thanks to text and FaceTime we can stay connected with them. Who knows we may become closer despite the distance that now separates us.
Switching gears, I’m rounding things out with these Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by the lovely, Annie and Ellen!
1. I can’t wait to eat all the desserts on Thanksgiving. Speaking of desserts I found a really yummy cookie recipe at Ida’s place, Wishes, Dreams, & Other Things, and I made it just the other day and mmm, good!
36 pecan halves or chopped pecans, toasted, optional
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
Add in flour, baking soda, and salt beat until combined. Stir in chopped pecans.
Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes (or more).
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Shape into 1" balls (I used a 1 tbsp cookie scoop) and place a couple inches apart on lightly greased
cookie sheets or parchment paper. Bake 10 minutes or until set (not glossy at all in the middle) and lightly browned at the edges. Cool before frosting (see below).
Frosting: 1 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup milk, 1 tablespoon butter, and 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted.
First, combine brown sugar and milk in a small pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil and boil 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Second, stir in 1½ cups powdered sugar and whisk or beat with a mixer until smooth. If frosting is too thin, add more sugar, but keep in mind it will firm up dramatically within a few minutes. Finally, spread each cookie with about 1 tablespoon of frosting and top with a pecan or chopped pecans. Let frosting set before storing.
These cookies spread rather thin when baked. If you prefer a thicker cookie similar to Pecan Sandies then I recommend either decreasing butter or increasing flour. I will make this adjustment the next time I make this recipe.
Also, a trick for frosting the cookies is to keep frosting on burner after you turn it off and frost one cookie at a time because the frosting cools off too quickly to spread. We feel like the cookies probably would be better if I had not added quite so much frosting, so I'll scale back on the frosting next go around.
2. My favorite kind of pie ispecan but I’ve grown to love pumpkin pie over the years which is especially good with lots of Reddi Wipp piled on top.
3. This year, I am particularly thankful for DH’s eye sight after such a scare earlier in the year with the detached retina.
4. A funny holiday tradition in my/our house is we don’t have one. Yeah, that’s sad, I know, but now I’m eager to read what everyone’s funny holiday traditions are….wait! there is funny tradition in my family. We don’t do it so much except I might if it crosses my mind but this is something my grandpa used to do every year and don’t ask me what it means because I really have no clue. Maybe, you know and can enlighten me. Anywho, he used to call us first thing or greet us when we walked into their home on Christmas by being the first person to say, “Christmas gift!” FYI, I found the why to this strange custom here if you’re interested.
That’s a wrap for now but I hope to see you on the dance floor for Thanksgiving/Thankful mewsic on MondaysMewsic Moves Me!