Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Shortbread Sunday

Found this shortbread recipe after looking at several (with brown sugar, heart shape, etc.):

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter


1. In a medium bowl combine flour (unbleached) and sugar (white). Using a pastry blender, cut in butter (salted) until mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling. Form the mixture into a ball and knead until smooth.

2. Here, I stopped following the directions. Well, actually before "form the mixture into a ball . . . " I stopped the directions. Instead forming a ball and rolling it, I put the crumbs into a small glass dish and patted to satisfaction. I did not cherish touching the dough with my hands and potentially getting dough all over. I thought, "What would Martha Washington (or insert other woman of history) do?" and decided on a plastic salad tossing spoon with just-right flatness and curved-ness for best patting.

It turned out a little crispy, but tasty. Next time, less "brown" color required.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

After visiting the Sock Sale, we visited Ewe and Eye. I made a nice little purchase and got a nice little bag. The bag on the left, filled with socks, so I got a wrapped, swanked out bag.

And a nice buggy ride home.

Fox River Sock Sale

We visited the Annual Fox River Sock Sale 2010 in Osage, IA again.

After gathering all the socks that we found interesting and cheap, we met and tried to narrow our choices. My Husband was the best sorter and bagger.

Then, we brought them home and showed them off. The ones with the little white and black label and the outline of a fox (head) were $1 USD. The FRM's were $2 USD. Everything else was $3 USD per pair.