It’s over! It’s all over! Oh wait…Christmas. The feast of the fat pants is behind us and the gluttony of gifts is before us. I am going to try not to be crabby about the whole situation, but the whole thing has become so ridiculously commercial. Everyone trying to “out-gift” each other and shopping ON Thanksgiving to get the best gimmicks. One woman PEPPER-SPRAYED a crowd at a Los Angeles Wal-Mart to get the edge on an X-Box.
People really need to learn that pepper-spray is not the new, cool way to say “please step aside.” Why can’t people stick to what works for millions of toddlers and geriatric people everywhere? Farting or crapping one’s self. Effective AND funny.
I do like giving and getting gifts. I do like Christmas. I just happen to think that escaping from your family on a national holiday by waiting in line for 48 hours, and then trampling other people to get the hottest and latest is lame. No X-Box is worth becoming an asshat for.
Do you know what ISN’T lame? Pie. Also? Bread and honey butter. Yesterday though, Tim and I came to the conclusion that no matter how juicy the bird-we prefer chicken over turkey. We simply don’t love turkey. We like pernil and chicken and fish and lamb–not turkey. Next year we’re doing pernil and chicken with Thanksgiving sides.
Peas and Crayons is doing another fab “What I Ate Wednesday” only-it’s the Thanksgiving Edition!! Head over there and Check it out!
We had turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, King’s Highway Bakery bread, honey butter, salad, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, and sweet potato casserole.
Oh-and pie. With just a smidge of whipped cream.
The whip cream to pie ratio is very important. Perfect is 3:1.
All of this awesomeness AND my 11th batch of cookies?? CAN YOUR HEART STAND IT?!?! PUT YOUR RIOT HELMET ON AND STEP BACK, THINGS ARE ABOUT TO GET CRAZY.
Slovak Tea Cookies
1 cup softened butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar + more for topping
1 3/4 cup flour
1 cup crushed pecans
Preheat oven to 275F whip butter and sugar , add in vanilla, sifted flour and crushed pecans, stir. Scoop 2t scoops onto parchment lined cookie sheets and bake for 40 minutes. Let cool and sift more powdered sugar over the top.
Gild the lily-add cinnamon to the powdered sugar for the topping.
They call these Slovak “Tea” Cookies, but if you’re a real Slovak, your tea is vodka and not as good for dipping, so you might want to stick with good old American tea.