Sandra at the Diary of a Stay at Home Mom has started her own Happy Homemaker Monday as a way of tying everything all together. I love it - a virtual accounting of the week. I have been wanting to simplify many of the memes I do and this is where I'm going to start. I'm anything but a simple woman, but really do need to simplify my life! So I'm combining many memes into the same post as a way to organize my week.
Outside my window: The day is dawning very cold & gray yet again.
On my bedside table/what I'm reading: The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg
From the Kitchen: Chocolate Gingerbread Cake tomorrow for Tuesdays with Dorie
Homemaking Tip I'm Sharing: Easy Drain Cleaner
On the menu for tonight: Hamburger Steaks
New Recipe I'm sharing:
SOFT MOLASSES COOKIES
1 cup Grandma's Molasses
1/2 cup sugar
2 Jumbo eggs
2 teaspoons ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 scant cups flour, sifted
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Sift together the dry ingredients and set aside.
- Mix together the molasses and sugar until smooth.
- Add butter and mix again until smooth.
- Add eggs, one at a time.
- Add milk and then vinegar.
- Add dry ingredients gradually.
- Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookies sheet 1 1/2 inches apart.
- Flatten slightly with the greased bottom of a juice glass.
- Sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake 10-15 minutes.
Around the House/On my To Do List:Cleaning out the "gadget"drawers and starting the spring cleaning to create rummage sale items for donation.
What I'm creating:A finished home so we can move forward with our lives.
In the craft basket:Sooooooooooo many UFO's and sketches for stained glass pieces that I hope to get to soon.
Looking forward to: Our upcoming Family Reunion
I am thinking & hoping: That it will only take one more coat of paint on the stairs and molding.
Favorite Blog Post of the week: I wish I had had time to do blog reading this week, but I intend to get caught up soon.
Favorite photo from last week:
From the learning room: Nothing new this week.
Lesson learned the past few days: Don't take anything for granted. Life is short and precious and cannot be relived.
I am Thankful for:
My health. The cold I caught developed into bronchitis, but I was able to keep it from turning into pneumonia for a change.On my Prayer List:
Our country as we move into a new regime.
Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
Proverbs 10:4 Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.