Annie gave me a 'cat in window' photo for you as she wonders why our beautiful tree, with the twinkling lights, is outside now.
I drank a whole pot of this tea myself today.
I love blue and white china and winter seems to be the right time to bring it out. It goes so well with white and neutral dishes.
My sister made these date squares and they are delicious. She has my mothers' recipe which I will get for you soon. In the meantime, here is a recipe my mother-in-law used for Date Dainties.
I will type it exactly how it is written on her paper.
Sift flour and then measure 5 tablespoons. Sift a second time with 2 teaspoons of baking powder. Combine with 1 pound of chopped dates, 1 cup of walnuts, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1/8 tsp of salt, 1 tsp. vanilla and 3 eggs (unbeaten) Bake in a modern oven (modern oven?) 325 degrees. for 45 minutes. Cut in squares and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
I have never made them but the retired-guy says they are good.
Countryside. I have two now so I must be collecting them.
See the Chocolate Chai tea? That was another gift. I'll try it soon. "More Chocolate!" Oh my goodness.
blueberry tea goes well with anything. But, add honey and it is heaven. I wonder how it tastes with popcorn? I'll check it out during Downton Abbey.
Kane enjoyed his long walk for the first time in a week. It has been so cold that we have been doing 10 minute walks but today it was warm enough for a 45 minute one. He's pooped and will leave me alone now for the rest of the day.
I am still busy with cat-sitting and enjoying time for grooming and playing with each cat. They are all so sweet. I do have one that is very shy and hides on me but this has been going on for a long time now. I started caring for her last year but she still only looks at me from a hiding spot and waits for me to vamoosh to enjoy her dinner. She is not alone, lives with another cat and seems to do fine with her "I vant to be alone" cattitude. But, I still work on being her friend.
Today's photo for you is this handsome fellow. He's as funny as he is cute.