Happy July 4th, America!! Today, I want to share with you about celebrations, cookies and home improvement.
This is a different type of July 4th for Mr. B and me. We have recently spent time with family, so everyone is going their own directions.
However, it is still a good day to celebrate all that is important about this country I love so much.
Despite what all of the noise says throughout media, this is a special, grand land and today is worthy of celebration.
That does not make me an extremist of any kind….it makes me patriotic and determined to preserve all that is good about my homeland.
We grow stronger by acknowledging the good in this republic and the bad we need to learn from.
I hope those of you who are not American feel the same about your own country.
This little American angel originally belonged to Mr. B’s mom…I bring her out every July 4th and Memorial Day.
May we always celebrate this day.
Now, what about our celebrations, cookies and home improvement…allow me to explain.
CELEBRATIONS, COOKIES AND HOME IMPROVEMENT: THE COOKIES
Recently I wrote about making cookies for the grandchildren to take to the beach.
I apologize that I did not share the recipe….of course, someone asked that I do.
So, here goes:
WHITE AND MILK CHOCOLATE COOKIES
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 12 oz bag of your favorite milk chocolate chips, and 1 12 oz bag of white chocolate chips
Stir together your dry ingredients and set aside. Mix the soft butter with both sugars until well blended. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix. Stir in the dry ingredients a little at a time.
Then stir or mix with your mixer both bags of the chips. Yes, it is a lot of chips, but oh so good.
I put the dough in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Then cook them at 375 for 12-13 minutes.
These are GRANDSON APPROVED!
CELEBRATIONS, COOKIES AND HOME IMPROVEMENT: CELEBRATING AT HOME
We are celebrating with a little home improvement today.
It has been along time since we desired to have our back yard professionally landscaped, so when they said they could work us into the schedule on July 4, we said YES…we are in!
I cannot wait to see this finished, and maybe next summer I can add a pergola!
No matter how you are celebrating today or if you are in another country, chose to enjoy the day!
I am so glad I purchased this linen top at Talbots…I get compliments every time I wear it and It is so light and cool for our heat right now.
Also, this blouse is so flattering…the design is magic if you want to slim down your look and it is big time on sale.
This is the FANCY STRIPE TIE SLEEVE TOP and it does run a little small so keep that in mind. But it is a great top.
One more time, here is the list of July 4 sales:
Have fun with your own celebrations, cookies and home improvement today…I will be back tomorrow with Today’s News for Women Over 50!
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By Pamela Lutrell
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