Sunday, February 1, 2015
For Sunday, February 1st, 2015
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST, 2015
47 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
Sunrise: 7:38 am
Sunset: 5:45 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
February is American Heart Month, An Affair to Remember Month, Black History Month, Canned Food Month, Creative Romance Month, Great American Pie Month, National Cherry Month, National Children’s Dental Health Month, National Grapefruit Month and National Weddings Month
Today is Decorating with Candy Day. Sometimes all we need is permission to enjoy the little treats in life. On Decorating With Candy Day, people can create and enjoy their sweet creations without guilt. After all, it’s a recognised day where we are allowed to indulge and indulge we shall!
Why not smatter a layer of your favorite chocolate candies over a batch of freshly baked and iced cupcakes? Or crush up some peppermint candies and sprinkle them over some minty cheesecake, to add a delicious, fresh taste? Whatever you fancy, today is the day where you can buy a packet of those much loved candies, and get decorating away to create a special sweet treat that will be sure to make everyone proud to celebrate Decorating with Candy Day!
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
All I really need is love, but a little candy now and then doesn't hurt!
Colorful candies can function as great party decor year round, but they are especially appropriate for Valentine’s Day! A bag of conversation hearts can decorate cupcakes, cookies, and homemade valentines.
The weatherman says we’re to have some below zero temps here and when it gets that cold out I try to find excuses to turn the oven on. So maybe today will be a good day to bake something to decorate. I still have lots of candy canes left from Christmas and refuse to throw them out as I don’t think they ever get old. I like them in my hot chocolate and there are still plenty of hot chocolate days ahead.
Candy canes seem like such a good idea in early December. Every year, it’s the same routine: You buy a big box because they’re so cheap, and hang them from your tree branches. You sneak one or two before Christmas, but for the most part they go uneaten. Then, once the holiday has wrapped up it hits you. There are way more leftover candy canes than you’ll ever eat. So here is some ideas of what to do with all the spares.
You can crush them and sprinkle on top of vanilla or chocolate ice cream. You can also take big hunks of chocolate brownie, and layer it with lightly sweetened whipped cream and crushed candy canes. It’s served in a clear glass dish, layered like a trifle. If you’ve got a favorite slice and bake cookie recipe, make that as per usual. Then, once it has chilled, roll the cookie dough log in finely ground peppermint pieces to entirely coat the exterior. Portion into individual cookies and bake. Or make a basic chocolate bark using either milk, white, or dark chocolate, and top the bark with crunchy pieces of peppermint before it cools and sets.
I like the idea of brownies so I’m thinking that is what I’ll bake today.
Keep warm everyone !
I hope you all have a restful and relaxing Sunday! We are to have more snow today.
Remember that a Sunday well spent means a week of content!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Candy makes life so sweet!
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. Sometimes it seems as if I’m repeating a lot of things that I’m thankful for, but no moment is really ever the same and every day is a new beginning. There is always, always something to be thankful for.
2453. for candy, good to eat anyway you look at it
2454. for leftover candy canes
2455. for my cozy kitchen
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
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 ALL !
ADVICE FOR TODAY
There’s nothing as cozy as a piece of candy and a book.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…