September 16, 2012

Happiness smells like lemon cookies

Does this smile make my head look square?
If I were a post card, right now, I would say "You wish you were here!"
Today is one of those beautiful late summer days where the grass is still green but the leaves are starting to turn yellow. The air is cool but not cold. Sitting in the sun without a sweater is a palpable pleasure.

I have been busy in the kitchen this afternoon and the house smells wonderful! This is my most favourite way to spend a Sunday afternoon.  I have made a big pot of chili and some fresh french bread for dinner. I made pumpkin bread for breakfasts this week. And I have made a new recipe discovery: Lemon Crinkle Cookies.

Pumpkin bread and Lemon Crinkle Cookies!
One of my favourite knitting blogs directed my attention to these cookies. I knew I would like them. If I had to describe what happiness tastes like I would say it tastes exactly like these cookies! They are a light sugar cookie with a sharp lemony tang. The powdered sugar adds a sweet but not over-powering finish.

Otherwise we are all business as usual. Almost all of our activities started last week and has put us in a nice back-to-school routine. The only thing outside of routine right now is Scott. He has pneumonia. He has meds now but clearly he has a long road to recovery ahead.

The kids have been fascinated with the ipod/computer game Minecraft these days. In fact, we've had to limit their ipod/computer time so that they can say that they have done something other than play Minecraft. The people in these games have little square heads with pixelated smiley faces. The people run away from green-faced zombies or creepers who are, I presume, trying to eat them. I went to work this morning and I came home to find Minecraft being played a whole different way. This way I don't mind at all! Although, I should probably go and look at the mess in the basement before I committ to that sentiment.

We're not playing Minecraft on the computer! 

I'll get you zombie!
Don't mind me.
Just your friendly neighbourhood zombie/cat.
Happy Sunday to you. May yours be spicy and warm too.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jen, I am so going to do those cookies. I got the recipe you sent the other day. Thanks for sharing. Sure hope Scott gets better, real soon. I saw his name in the Free Press this weekend, being on the Board for the Lawyer Association. Congrats to him, as well. Would it be possible to add an anonymous Comment As choice on your knitting blog?
    Take care, Pam and Roxy.