First: A Blue Jay at the bird feeder. But, as soon as I got closer he took off.
A "Flying Jay"!
Then I dug up 3 garbage bags full of raspberry roots! And one can't even see that I worked there!
|My garden plot|
My advice: don't ever plant raspberries in your garden and then forget to contain them for several years. A nightmare!
I got hungry and because it's weekend it was time to bake something for the afternoon coffee break.
When we still lived in Cold Lake, AB, I purchased a cook book at a yard sale.
While I leafed through the cookie-part of the booklet I thought: What would be better than:
Coffee Cookie Sheet Squares (how to: see down below)
|Coffee Cookie Sheet Squares|
|Bushfire, (Waldbrand, skogsbrand)|
How to do:
Coffee Cookie Sheet Squares
submitted by St Paul's Lutheran Estonia, SKIngredients:
1 cup dates, chopped ( 1 had only 1/2 cup left over so I added)
1/2 cup of dried cherries and apricots to the recipe
1/2 cup of coffee
1/2 cup pecan halves, chopped
2/3 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 2/3 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Grease a 9 x 11 cooking sheet pan, preheat oven to 350 F (190 C).
Cook dates, and other dried fruit with coffee until they start to soften. Add vanilla.
In a separate bowl cream butter and sugar, Add eggs one at a time.
Mix baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon with the flour and fold this into the egg mix. Add fruit mixture and nuts. Blend well.
Pour into cooking sheet pan and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and ice.
1 1/2 cup icing sugar (took only 1/2 cup)
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. cream (I didn't have that)
1 tsp. instant coffee
1 tsp. vanilla (didn't use that here)
Mix real well and spread over the cake.
The cake/cookie turned out very well. I could have eaten the whole batch by myself!