A Change In Plans
One never knows what a day will bring. Originally Mr. P and I were leaving for Kentucky tomorrow to visit with my Mama (who has Alzheimer's) and the rest of my family. I received a call yesterday that my Aunt Doris in Florida had passed away so Mama and Daddy are on a plane today to go to the funeral. Let me tell you about my Aunt Doris. Aunt Doris was the "fun" aunt. Everyone should have a "fun" aunt!! She was a very flamboyant and happy person. As a child I was always so impressed with her shoes because she always had little "sparklies"all over them! Even her glasses had "sparklies" on them! I didn't wear glasses but seeing hers made me want to! When I think of it they matched her personality perfectly because she, herself, "sparkled!" She also wore a lot of bangle bracelets and I loved how they "jingled" and "jangled" when she would move her arms! She was an excellent baker and when she would visit she would take me and my sister into the kitchen and would show us how to make all these decadent desserts. I have to say that my Aunt Doris made the best banana splits this side of the Mississippi!! She was adored by her husband and children and when she entered a room it always became brighter. Everyone needs an Aunt Doris in their life and I feel so blessed that she was in mine.
Well, old man winter finally decided to make an appearance in Virginia today. It was the perfect day to stay in and do some baking. After all the heavy desserts from Christmas I thought something lighter was in order. I just love lemon so Miss Bonnie and I decided to make Lemon Crinkle cookies. These are so easy to make it's almost silly. If you want the recipe it can be found in my sidebar under Recipes/Lemon Crinkles. You won't be sorry, I promise!
It was also a perfect day to sip some delicious orange spice tea! With a cinnamon stick, of course!
For supper I decided soup would be perfect to warm us up. We each enjoyed a nice, big bowl of
The recipe came from my Paula Deen cookbook. She is a woman after my own heart because her three favorite foods are butter, mayo. and sour cream! Gotta love her;)
Well, the fireplace is going and I think it is the perfect night to find a good book and "cozy up." I hope you all have blessed evenings with your families.
My love to all, Susan P.