I decided to take Peanut Butter cookies to our Thanksgiving
on Saturday. Seems like a lot of grandkids like cookies better than a lot of
the usual Thanksgiving desserts. Making these peanut butter cookies always
brings back memories of the summer before we got married. When I was looking
for a wedding dress 50 plus years ago, a local department store was giving away
a cookbook if you purchased your dress at their store. At that time it was one
of the best department stores in town and known for their good deals. I did buy
my dress there and I did get a cookbook. It was called TO THE BRIDE. It was supposed to
help the bride choose the right sliver, china, crystal and linens, appliances
and kitchen equipment for the new home. And, I image, purchased from their
store. “And most important a wealth of tested recipes”. The book is falling
apart just like hubby and I after 50 some years together. But on its torn and
yellowing pages is this wonderful Peanut Butter cookie recipe. I have been
baking these cookies forever. We think they are the best around.
Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup Crisco, 1cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup brown
Cream together peanut butter and Crisco. Add sugars. Mix
Looks like our fall weather is definitely over. Took time
the last couple of days to snap a couple of pictures before winter arrives
The cold weather gave the Sweet Autumn seed pods a red tint, I think they look pretty.
Hard to believe winter weather is on its way with this sunset. Bit chilly out but a nice evening.
This sunset picture makes it hard to believe that a winter
storm warning was issued this evening for our county, 4-6 inches of snow or worse, ice
and strong winds. Brrrr. We put the fireplace in this summer so that we would
have a backup heat source for weather just like they are predicting. But sure
was hoping we wouldn’t have to use it for that especially this early in the
season. But I am glad we have it.
I think tomorrow will be a good day to sit in front of the
fire with a pot of homemade soup simmering on the stove. Sounds like of
relaxing, doesn’t it?
I can’t believe it is the 12th of November
already. Before we know it Thanksgiving
will be here. In fact it is two weeks from today. Sure doesn’t seem like it
should be that time of the year. We have had an amazing fall. Warm sit on the
deck weather. Until yesterday, Wednesday November 11. Fall came to a screeching
halt. Woke up to a spring like day, warm and sunny. Then the fog rolled it.
Went for a walk around 10 and it was still nice out. By noon the clouds rolled
in and the sky looked angry. Soon we had rain mixed with pea size hail. Then a
break and sun. Figured all the talk about wind and storms was over blown again.
But not so. Clouds came and bought heavy rain and wind and a tornado. Yes a tornado
in November. It missed our town but hit farms between us and the next down town
the road, a mere three miles from us. No one was hurt, no house destroyed but a
few barns and bins suffer the brunt of the storm. A trucker did have a big
scare when his truck was flipped by the strong winds of the tornado. Thankfully he was hurt just shook up.
wasn’t done with us yet. By evening we had a coating of slush and then snow on
the ground. And then the winds came.
Very strong winds, 25-30 mile an hour with gusts up to 50. This old house
moaned and groaned all night and is still “crying”. Sure hope the winds quiet
down by bedtime tonight. What a day. Four seasons in one 14 hour time frame.