Here's my girls....... They were wonderful. They grated, they chopped, they stirred, they rolled, they baked and if it wasn't for them our day would have been pretty food less! The best helpers ever, and I told them they did such a good job next year they can take it away! Girls I so much appreciate the two of you. It made it easy for me not to worry. Of course dad did his thing with the bird on the barbi.......ymmmmmmmmy! Very tender! Everyone pitched in with the dishes. My son was even drying the china. And knowing that John's mom was feeling better, made the day perfect.The kids decided they wanted to take a picture for their Christmas cards this year with their dog Bailey. As you can see she is a bit of a wiggle worm. Think we will have try another time :-)!
I am still really sore, but making progress. I'm going to try a half day a work tomorrow and see how that goes. After not doing much for a week I'm hoping it will feel good to be a little busy, we'll see. Thought I would give you the recipe for the pumpkin cookies my girl made. She got it from Allrecipes.com. Enjoy!
2 cups shortening
2 cups white sugar
2 cups canned pumpkin
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups all purpose flour
6 tablespoons butter
8 tablespoons milk
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup packed brown sugar
Cream shortening, white sugar and pumpkin. Add eggs and mix well. Sift together the baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt and flour. Add to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Drop from spoon to cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes at
To make frosting: cook butter, milk, and brown sugar until dissolved. Cool and add confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Spread over warm
cookies. These are very soft, cake like cookies.