Friday, July 25, 2008
Well, first I want to say thank you for all your prayers, awesome comments, emails and phone calls you sent my way yesterday. It's so nice to know I've got friends in my corner!
I'm feeling better today (and so is The Boy) so your prayers are being felt (just don't stop yet!)
I have noticed that there are four things I do during stressful times: clean, shop, bake or sew.
Since my house was already clean this week (because of all the people coming in out in preparation for the move), and filling my mini-van with gas is now over $60 each week, I knew that cleaning therapy and shopping therapy was out.
I would have opted for sewing therapy but I had to put all that stuff away when cleaning last week, and the thought of hauling it all out seemed overwhelming.
So I did what any stressed homemaker does: I made Snicker Doodles.
Cookie Therapy. It's good for what ails ya.
Let me tell you why baking (and really sewing, cleaning) is what I turn to in stressful times...because it's all measured out, folded up, or stitched straight. It's methodical, precise and all of it, COMPLETELY UNDER MY CONTROL!!!!
But I digress...
As a gift for your well wishes I am going to give you my SnickerDoodle recipe:
SnickerDoodle's, a la Kellie the CoffeeGal
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 tsp vanilla
1- 1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cream of tarter
Mix to roll dough in:
2 TBLS Sugar
2 TBLS cinnamon
Mix 2tbls sugar and cinnamon together and set aside.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients (except sugar) together in a bowl.
Mix softened butter, sugar and wet ingredients together until fluffy.
Add dry ingredients.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll each in cinnamon sugar mixture.
Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Tell me. What do you do when stressed? Inquiring minds want to know!
Posted by Kellie A at 10:05 AM