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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Almost Halloween


I haven't done a post in almost a week. My goodness. I can say that my chicken coop is clean, my flowerbeds are ready for winter. My house is clean and I feel like winter can come in at any time. I have tried to stay caught up with your blogs, I would work myself silly, and come in and take a break and see what you all have been doing. You are all so inspiring to me. It made me long for a needle and thread or a hook.

I don't share recipes very often, but I am going to share this one. I went through and cleaned out my old cookbooks. I had so many diet cookbooks and other kinds that I felt were just unhealthy. I got rid of almost a half of a trash can. We have big trash cans. I did keep Susan Branch and my Gooseberry Patch cookbooks.

Cookies in the cookie jar, I cannot take food pictures to save my life.


This recipe comes from "In the kitchen with Family & Friends by Gooseberry Patch."

Molasses Cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup molasses
4 T. milk
4 1/2 cups flour
2 t. baking soda

Cream together butter and sugar; add molasses and milk. Combine flour and baking soda; add slowly to the molasses mixture. Roll the dough into 2 logs, about the size of a paper towel tube. Slice the dough into 1/4th slices. Arrange on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. ( I chilled the dough for easier handling about 5 minutes.) A perfect cookie.

Pattern from Notforgotten Farms
I finished Old Tom. Nice little pattern. It was fun to do and it came together quickly. I am still working on my Give Ye Thanks. I feel like I hook and hook and I just don't get anywhere. It is nice to have little projects to make me feel like I am accomplishing something.

That is it. I hope to have some super heroes over this Halloween.

My Super heroes.
 This was last year. They will be bigger this year. I don't know who they will be this year.  It is always fun.
Have a great Halloween too. Since I have been so lax in updating.
 Thank you so much for stopping by,
~Kim~

 “‘Dear God,’ she prayed, ‘let me be something every minute of every hour of my life.’”
—Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn



19 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing!
    I have being away for a while, but im
    back, blessings bloggy friend.

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  2. I missed you & your encouraging posts but figured things were busy in your patch & you have been! But I'm glad all is well!
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  3. Awe... your Grands are "SUPER" cute, super heroes :)

    "Old Tom" turned out great!! You will finish the "Give Ye Thanks" rug in no time, as well.

    Thanks for sharing the cookie recipe! I love molasses cookies, and I'll give these a try .

    Doesn't it feel so good to have a clean and organized house and have everything squared away for the winter?! I love that too!

    {{hugs}}
    ~K.

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  4. We could all use some super heroes on our side!

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  5. I wish my house was clean and in order but it's not...
    Those cookies sound easy and tasty with a nice cup of tea.

    Oh my gosh, that little bat is just adorable. It's so small I almost missed it. lol. A serious bunch of Super Heros....You are lucky to have the little grandkids coming for a Halloween Treat or Treat visit. We don't get any trick or treaters anymore in out elderly neighbourhood any more.

    Your old Tom turned very nice.

    Happy Halloween.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  6. I feel the same way about quilting sometimes ... I quilt and quilt and feel like I don't get anywhere. I know I do, but it sure doesn't feel like it sometimes. ;-) I love the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. My hubby is picking up candy for our trick or treaters ... I asked him to be sure to buy candy we don't like. ha!

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  7. I wish I could say the same about being ready for winter. My favorites today are: Old Tom, The Super Heroes, and the cookie recipe!!!

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  8. Aw! Those ARE cute super heroes!
    I'm excited about tomorrow!

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  9. Your cookie recipe sounds like a good one. I love a molasses cookie. You've reminded me that I need to go to the store and get some candy for the trick-or-treaters!

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  10. those little superheroes are (were) adorable!

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  11. Just love those four superheroes...so very cute...I have been trying to locate an old fashioned molasses cookie recipe...one like my grandmother would make...thanks for sharing this recipe...I'll give it a try...I just finished cleaning the coop, one garden left to put to bed...thinking of you...Happy Halloween!!!

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  12. I love "Old Tom"! He's beautiful!
    I'm a fan of molasses cookies too -- yummy!
    Have fun with those lil super-heroes!!

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  13. Those cookies sound good! I don't know if anybody around here would go for them, though. They just don't do semi-sweet. I love your turkey rug!

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  14. I love your Superheroes! My grandson is a Ninja this year.
    Old Tom looks terrific! That was a fun rug to hook.
    Happy Halloween :)
    Lauren

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  15. For everything to be clean and ready for winter...now that's an accomplishment.....Your grands are so cute and the cookies sound delicious....

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  16. I just love your superheroes ... thank you for sharing.

    Have a good first week in November

    All the best Jan

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  17. it's so funny kim, as you inspire me. you hook so quickly and my knitting goes slowly, sometimes i compare. you cook, you bake, you were just washing walls...you rockin' it kim, no doubt about it!!!

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  18. and today, halloween is behind us!!!

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  19. Wow! Kim you have been so busy, I have too! I would love to say my house is clean for fall but it isn't, though I have been so busy! I have a new job, caring for another Alzheimer patient, sometimes working 30 hours, which doesn't leave much time for other things!
    I am also having cataract surgery, with implant lenses next Tuesday, please remember me in prayer!
    hugs,
    from me,
    Sue

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