Saturday, July 9, 2016
For Saturday, July 9th, 2016
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
SATURDAY, JULY 9TH, 2016
75 DAYS UNTIL FALL
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is National Sugar Cookie Day. It’s is a day to satisfy your sweet tooth. Popular with young kids, and old kids, sugar cookies usually don't last long around the house. It's pretty easy to see how Sugar cookies came to get their own special day. Almost everyone has had them. Many people are hooked on them. Put out a plate of sugar cookies, and you can be certain they won't be there for long.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Cookies are made of butter and love.
It’s been hot and humid here and the one thing I definitely don’t want to do is to turn on the oven. Cookie baking here at my house will come when it cools down. They say today might be one of the nicer days of the week with temps in the upper 70’s. It will be nice to have a short break from the upper 80’s and low 90’s. It won’t last long at all though as it looks like the coming week will pretty much be a repeat of this one.
I had my first fresh corn on the cob yesterday and also a fresh tomato. Very tasty for sure. I love this time of year when fresh fruits and veggies appear at the farmers markets. It’s worth the trip out to the country to get them.
The rain we’ve had the last couple of days has helped the grass grow and the flowers really appreciated a good watering too, Our Rose of Sharon bushes have started blooming and they are a delight that returns year after year. That’s what the pictures are of today.
I hope you all have a SUPER Saturday !
WHAT’S NEW IN THE KITCHEN
There is a food holiday to celebrate every day of the year!
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream butter, powdered sugar and granulated sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Slowly mix in flour cream of tartar ad baking soda.
Mix together until dough forms a ball. Make 1 inch dough balls and place two inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Dip a clean glass into small bowl of sugar and flatten cookies to about 1 /12 inches diameter. Decorate with colored decorating sugar. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Makes 5 dozen
COUNTING MY GIFTS
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
4024. cookies and a glass of milk, a great combination
4025. for a short break from the hot and humid weather
4026. for the Rose of Sharon bushes that delight us every year
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
Almighty and eternal God,
Protect our military
as they discharge their duties
with the shield of your strength,
may the power of your love
enable them to return home in safety
that with all who love them
they may ever praise you for your loving care.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT’s
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
GOD BLESS YOU !
ADVICE FOR TODAY
Think what a better world it would be if we all — the whole world — had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap.
Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…