Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa tea...on a cold winter's night. Not the Bleak Midwinter of the Christmas Carol, but the low 30s anyway...we have had a dusting of snow, and are expecting a bit overnight.
And looking ahead for the week, Happy Birthday to Jane Austen, born December 16th 1755...
I do love all her books, and the movies made of them...definitely one of my favorite authors.
My husband is finally doing a bit better...he is beginning to tolerate the 1/4 dose of the new medication, so we have upped it today to 1/2 a dose. That is doing well also so far. So there is a bit of relief and rejoicing here...but he broke a tooth and that has to come out on Wednesday...not too easy with Parkinson's Disease. But is attitude is good, and he is trusting in the Lord for comfort and strength.
I have put up the wooden Welcome sign by the front door I painted a number of years ago...just isn't Christmas without it there to greet visitors...and we had a teatime in the sunroom as usual...
And a sort of Christmas gift to myself... a 2 cup Emma Bridgewater Holly teapot...I just couldn't resist....
I got out one of the Christmas cross stitches I have done over the years...this is an angel form the 1980s...
And, on the Royal Doulton Rosebud china that is a staple around here at Christmas, I made some Whole Wheat Oatmeal Cranberry cookies from the Bob's Red Mill organic oatmeal bag...I needed some comfort food, and these were soft enough for my Honey to have with his broken tooth...recipe follows...not very Christmassy, but delicious!
Whole Wheat Oat Cranberry cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 1/2 quick cooking rolled oats
1 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 baking sheets or line with parchment. Cream butter, sugars and salt until combined. Add eggs and vanilla and mix.
Sift together flour, baking powder and spices. Ass to butter mixture and mix slightly. Add oats and cranberies and continue to mix until thoroughly combined.
Scoop cookies onto prepared baking sheets...about 2 tbs per cookie... and bake for 15-17 minutes until the edges are lightly brown.
Let cool slightly on baking sheets the transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Makes 28-32 cookies.
This week is going to be filled with doctor visitis again and on oral surgeon for a tooth extraction, and me getting my retina checked again and then an eye exam for new glasses with the new permanent change...but it's Christmas and my favorite time of year. But...if I don't get a chance to visit you...I do apologize. I think the following week it'll be normal again...I hope! Lol!
Thanks for joining me for tea, and have a lovely week rejoicing in the season! I am joining...Lord willing...
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