Monday, January 10, 2011
For Monday, January 10th, 2011
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
JANUARY 10th, 2011
If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side
The 2nd Monday of January is National Clean off your Desk Day!
Start the New Year off on a good start by tackling that messy desk top today!
And while you are at it clean up the messy desk top on your computer too.
Saying a situation is ‘impossible’ is like inviting God to show off
Today: Think about something in your life that you know is impossible and realize that with God all things are possible.
We can sleep in peace when we remember that God is awake
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
It's Bittersweet Chocolate Day!
Bittersweet Chocolate Snowballs
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1-1/3 cups light-brown sugar, firmly packed
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon hazelnut or vanilla extract
1/3 cup milk
1 cup granulated sugar (for rolling)
1 cup confectioners' sugar (for rolling)
1) In a medium size bowl whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt until well blended.
2) In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium high speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes.
3) Add eggs and hazelnut extract; beat until well combined. Add melted chocolate and beat until blended.
4) With mixer on low speed, alternate adding flour mixture and milk until just combined.
5) Divide the dough into quarters, wrapping each with plastic wrap, and chill in refrigerator until firm, about 2 hours.
6) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners. Place each sugar in a separate shallow dish.
7) Remove portions of cookie dough from refrigerator one quarter at a time. Divide dough into 16 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in granulated sugar and then in confectioners' sugar to coat completely. Place cookies 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
8) Bake, one cookie sheet at a time, until cookies flatten and tops form cracks, about 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and place baking sheets on wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container, between layers of parchment or wax paper for up to 1 week. Yield: 5 dozen cookies.
May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!
Dear Lord, make us instruments of your peace and healing. Where we are weak, make us strong. Where we are wounded, heal us. Help us to remember that you are ultimately in control of all things.
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Lord, hold our troops in
your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the
selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. I ask this in the
name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT's
GOD BLESS YOU!
It was a quiet weekend around my house and not much of anything is new here at all. We got a little more snow, but not bad. It is just very cold. I got one of my January Friendship shawls completed and started on another.
Looking at calendar for this week I'm to have Mr Wonderful only two days. Today and tomorrow . Tomorrow the 11th is also our Pretty Lady's birthday. She's the 1st of 4 January birthdays this month. Then on Friday, weather permitting, my dulcimer buddies are coming here for lunch.
We thought we'd try something different from our evening get togethers as now 2 of us are retired and the other has vacation days each month so she's home during the day then too. None of us likes to go out at night when it's snowy and cold.
COUNTING THE DAYS
The moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn't, matters not a jot. The possibility is always there
69 DAYS UNTIL SPRING!
98 DAYS UNTIL CAMPING SEASON BEGINS
Keep looking ON THE BRIGHT SIDE of things.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone near…
A bit of love from someone near…