February..is quite the month~
We had an unusual amount of snow and more is expected!
It's a 29 day month did you know that?
And we change the time March 8th!
Easter is late ..April 12th..
Chances are..we may have no snow..
A new popular sport here..is bicycling in the snow..special bicycles.
The boys do it in high school ..and here and there I am seeing more and more..
Jacques is tempted..but a fall would..could be..not so great.
I am NOT tempted.
He is the walker ..biker here..
I was happy to find pieces that go with my tea cups..it's all about gardening so you know me..
At my favorite shop that I stay away from because I need nothing:)
I had a little birthday..66 ..oy.. and thank you to those who remembered♥
Lovely cards..and thoughtful offerings..
Even Sesame Street stamps on a wonderful card.
A very special jam spoon..art supplies.. Caudalie products.. a new top..socks..mug♥
I only talk about my bday after.
100 yrs ago I loved the attention.
Now I cringe at public..
but quietly..I appreciate the remembrances and thank you ♥♥
Let's talk about those books.. all the Rod McKuens..♥ I was 17 ..I loved him so much..and am so glad I kept his books and didn't discard them like I discarded so many things.His LPs..:( Etc..
The SPS books are more when I was in my thirties..
Corny I was..corny I still am..
just glad I kept them.
We had the boys..3 of them.. while my daughter and husband went to Nashville..they had a ball!
They are adventurous..young..love the same things..
We loved being with the boys..
they are soooooo mature!
I just cannot believe it.
He's 10 and pretty autonomous but I can still get him to cuddle and give him foot massages;)
They are TALL and funny and SPORTSMEN.
And so nice to us.
My daughter has her job cut out for her..raising 3 sons is not like having 2 girls..like I had..
They grow and they grow and they grow!
And 3 quarts of milk lasts..a day..lol
Out of the desserts I made for them..
This was their favorite.
It's a QC classic..
Easy as pie.
We have several recipes..I tried a new one..
Warm..you will think you are in heaven.
Oli likes it cold.
Oli like chocolate milk..not hot chocolate.
1/2 cup softened butter I use salted
1 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
vanilla to taste
2 cups unbleached flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 1/3 cup of whole milk
Cream butter and sugar add eggs one by one..put aside..in another bowl mix flour with baking powder..
Incorporate this into the sugar mixture alternatively with the milk.
Put in a 9x 13 pyrex..(I did not I used my HUGE round pyrex)
They did not either..but for your first time..you should;)
1 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup unsalted butter..mine's always salted;)
I also add Watkins maple extract because I like it.
Mix all these and cook stove top until boiling..reduce heat simmer 2 minutes..pour over cake that you have spread in your pyrex.
Bake at 325 F for 35-40 minutes..
Top must be golden.
I use a toothpick too.
This is not for the sugar faint of heart..This is a treat..and made for our robust QC winters ;)
The little calendar was made with my Kim Klassen Lightroom downloads for the Polaroid shape..and the actual calendar for February ..the dates etc..is from Minding My Nest
I love what I learn..thank you all that share!
A whiter shade of pale~
From the net~