It snnoooowed..so much so beautiful much..As I snapped these pics with the mini this AM..the paths have still not be plowed and shoveled..but by this aft..things will fall into place..
I love to garden..and have showed the peony bed often..this is how it looks now..the markers are for Jacques to know where to plow for access to the potting shed etc and the ski trails..
It looks quite lovely when he is done..
See the mini pond bed? You could never tell there are beds of beautiful blooms sleeping under this white carpet.
I adore the first heavy snowfall and walked to the mail in the pitch black last night just to see the snow falling..the trees laden and the sparkling lights.
It felt quite serene and Chistmasy..one car drove up our street as I was almost at the boxes..my daughter:) So I took a ride home..:) To see her.
Made 2 shortbreads on the weekend..auntie Bernice's..with my small twist of some rice flour..
And the Walker Wannabes..
I have shared these before..in fact I think I do every year..:)
Just in case you have not tried them yet:)
Plus I wanted to show you that you do not need a fancy mold to make shortbreads..(says me..I know..sounds totally out of place..for the cookie cutter,stamper amasser..)
The Walker Wannabes..are just cut on a cutting board into 1"x3" pieces and pricked with a fork..
For Auntie Bernice's this year..I patted the dough into an 8" round cake pan..cut out a star in the middle when baked and the others in wedges.
Waterlogue loves snow too♥
You can find the Walker Wannabes here..at last year's post~
And auntie Bernice's here...
1 lb butter
1 cup icing sugar
4 cups flour..
Cream butter and sugar..and flour mix well..knead until well blended and smooth..
Pat into 2 8x8 square tins..or round like I did this time..
I often put less all purpose flour and make the difference up with rice flour..say ap 1/4 c..
Bake at 300 F for 1 hr.
You know they are baked when you look at a slice.. sideways..and see all the layers are baked..no butter line:) Or raw dough line:)..Just in case you are wondering..
Shortbreads are a favored cookie here.
I end up making more shortbreads than any other ccokie..
I may be shoveling a bit this afternoon~