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Friday, February 28, 2014

What to do on a rainy Saturday + Sugar Cookie Recipe

Were ending February with a huge rainstorm, thunder and snow in the mountains. Not so good when you have little boys who love the outdoors.
The last few days my creative team converted my living room into Lego land. It's fine with me. We're enjoying the cuddle days to the fullest.

Before complaining about the cold and the Rain. Here are 10 really good reasons coming from a couch potato ( if I only would have time, but if I COULD... I would never leave my Couch...).











On rainy days you can without guilt:


1. Snuggle up in cozy pillows and blankets

2. Spend half of the day cuddling with the kids, reading funny books together, or read super exciting Novels half of the night (and look like a Zombie the next day... it's OK.. that's how I scare the UPS guy periodically.)

3. Stay in comfy Jogging pants, cozy sweater and warm wool socks.

4. Make hot Soup, crook pot meals, and sweet deserts. (food for the soul)

5. Light scented candles all day (I'm loving right now Vanilla, and crisp bamboo)

6. Bake cookies with the kids. Dip in hot chocolate

7. Do some shopping, get crafty, or do whatever makes you feel sunny

3. Put a bunch of pillows on the floor and watch good movies, have Pizza delivered, and eat Popcorn.

4. Make hot Cacao with a dash of Cinnamon


February... I liked you. It's my Birthday month, but looking forward to Spring now.



The Cookie recipe I used in today's post is from Martha Steward. We love it.





















Sugar Cookies

4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (I used finely grated zest of 2 Lemons instead)

Directions:

In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs.

Add flour mixture, and mix on low speed until thoroughly combined. Stir in vanilla, or lemon zest. Put dough in freezer bag and refrigerate about 30 minutes.

Heat oven to 325 degrees. On a flowered surface, roll dough to about 1/8 thickness, and cut with cookie cutters in desired shapes. Bake on a ungreased  baking sheet 8-10 minutes.
Cool on wire racks, and decorate as desired.









 Happy Snuggling!

Diana

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