Hello once again! I have not blogged in awhile, but today I decided to share another post with you all 🙂
We’ve had a puppy explosion over here, and it’s fun watching them grow. And a little stressful 🙂 They are ready to go to new homes, and I find myself torn between happiness about that, and also feeling a little sad. These are the mini labradoodles, and they get played with the most, because they have taken up residence in the garage 🙂 I will miss my welcome committee every time I come home 😉
There are 5 in the litter, but “George” is my favorite!There is lots of chaos here 🙂We also have a litter of mini golden doodles. They are so sweet and cuddly.
Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies
- 1 3/4 flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 24 large marshmallows, halved
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
- 3 tblsp. hot, strong coffee
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
Combine flour, soda, salt,& cocoa. Cream shortening and sugar, beat in egg. Add flour alternately with milk, beating well. Add vanilla. Drop by teaspoonful onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 350* for 8 min. Top each cookie with a marshmallow half, pressing gently onto partially baked cookie. Bake 2 min. more. Cool and Glaze. Yields 4 doz. cookies.
Now for the musings part 🙂
My children came home from school the last day before Christmas vacation, with reports of all the school festivities, and who all was going to Florida over vacation. I could see the jealousy in their eyes, and I admit I joined them in their jealousy for a bit 🙂 Somewhere warm and sunny sounded quite divine, and we have never gone on any big family vacation. My mind went to how hard we work at farming, the low milk prices the past while, and how it seemed unfair that we can’t do more “fun” things 🙂
But my mind didn’t stay there long, as I thought of ALL my blessings!! Good health, my family, plenty of food, a home, a farm that we are working on buying, my home business, and so many more things that I can take for granted!! Life shouldn’t be all comfort and ease, should it? Because worthwhile things take hard work, and faith, and patience. Ahh, that last one is something I lack 😉
I admit to being extra stressed in December, allowing the STUFF to get the best of me at times. I think it was last Saturday night, after another round of cookies were being finished, and I was cleaning up yet another mess, the children heard me say, ” Well heaven is looking sweeter all the time!” 🙂 As it should be, right?
It is far too often I allow the daily things to weigh me down, and let that spirit of discontent in.
Friends, I challenge you to count your blessings this Christmas season! And share a bit of that Christmas joy with others!! Blessings, Jo