Monday, March 24, 2008
Molasses Crinkles and Easter Lamb dinner
Mix 3/4 cup soft butter
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/4 cup molasses
in a decent size bowl because you are going to add this to it
2 1/4 cup flour
2 t soda
1/4 t salt
1/2 t cloves
1 t cinnamon
1 t ginger
Stir them together and add to the above ingredients. Chill dough.
Roll into balls the size of large walnuts. Dip top in sugar. Place sugar size up 3 inches apart on greased baking sheet. Sprinkle each cookie with 2 or 3 drops of water to produce a cracked surface.
Bake until soft, not hard at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
We had a glorious Easter dinner with the Gros family. Patrice is French, an organic farmer, and his wife Karen is a personal chef and amazing cook and woman.
There were 4 families present and all of us self employed. The evening started off Euro style with exquisite champagne and the kids had an egg hunt.
We talked and helped in the kitchen for awhile.
Then we were seated and had our meal of Farm fresh raised lamb
Farm Fresh Swiss Chard Tarts
I made this-you clean your produce and dry. Cut into bite size peices of quarters.
I used-red cabbage, beets,cauliflower, broccoli,green beans all tossed ina bowl with extra virgin olive oil, garlic powder, spike, nutritional yeast and kale.
Baked at 350 for about 45 minutes, with foil on top, then uncovered about 15 at 450 to get things brown. Added Fried onions in there too.
Plenty of wine and champagne.
A little song Manon Sang of Edith Piaf which now makes me want to rent Avignon Rose.
Here are the children
I answered the phone once and on the other line was a French woman:) So I handed the phone to Karen who speaks fluently
It was a wonderful time for all of our family!
And a special blessing because Friday kicked off another local gathering at my friend Michelle's. Ray was feeling under the weather so he stayed home with Liv.
The boys shot fireworks all night which is such a thrill for any young lad:)
The food and atmopshere was lively and joyful and it was good to visit with Michelle whom I had not really talked to in a very long time.
I am so blessed to see how they are progressing in their dream of land, animal ownership and gatherings. Here are the boys showing thier body paintings from that party.
What a beautiful weekend! The best is yet to come~