Friday, February 26, 2010

Today's Weather

Here in Northern California, we've been having rain again. Today I captured two rainbows...even was able to take pictures of the one touching the ground. It was a complete arch, however, I couldn't get enough distance to take the entire arch. They were so beautiful!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lilias Trotter Quote

From her diary, September 9, 1902

Trained faith is a triumphant gladness in having nothing but God - no rest, no foothold - nothing but Himself - A triumphant gladness in swinging out into that abyss, rejoicing in a very fresh emergency that is going to prove Him true - The Lord Along - that is trained faith.

From the biography: A Passion for the Impossible by Miriam Huffman Rockness (c)1999, 2003 Discovery House Publishers ISBN 1-57293-108-6

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Yum...Bread Crumb Cookies...

Today I made a "new to me" recipe. This recipe was from my maternal great grandmother's recipe collection. The instructions were to mix all ingredients and bake. Well, since we are using this recipe for our family reunion (newsletter and website), I needed to make a batch to find out the baking time/temperature.

The house smelled great while they were baking. They turned out to be crispy and chewy cookies. The ground cloves were definitely there...left a slight after taste. Next time I make them...and I will be...I might try cinnamon instead of the cloves or less of the cloves with cinnamon as well.

They were yummy otherwise and I am so excited to have recipes from my great grandmother handed down to me.

Bread Crumb Cookies

36-48 cookies

1 cup bread crumbs

1/2 cup raisins

1 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon cloves

1/2 cup butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

Mix all ingredients; drop in greased pans with teaspoon and bake.

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until golden around edges.

Bread Crumb Cookies

Monday, February 8, 2010

Baby Blue Eyes

I fell for those eyes of blue,
the moment I met you.
Your smile so bright,
to this weary soul gave light;
a tickle of the tummy,
a giggle worth more than money;
For six months you gave so much love,
sent from heaven above,
Now your gone, my heart will have to go on,
but forever...there you'll live on.

Note: Not gone in death; He was adopted by someone other than me.