Saturday, November 04, 2006

Today I wish...

...that I had a pretty brown horse to race over the dry and dusty hills.

I finally cleaned out the refridgerator. It had been staring me in the face for days, just begging to be rid of take out containers and leftovers nobody was ever going to eat. I realized we had 6 different jars of jams and jellies so I made Jam Thumbprints. They were quite delicious if I do say so myself.

I've been listening to Gillian Welch today, thinking about red clay wings. Her voice makes me remember to breathe. Breathing is important for keeping your shit together. Cookies help with that too.

Jam Thumbprints

1/2 cup of butter
1 egg brown eggs are local eggs and local eggs are fresh
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups flower

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter, egg, sugar and vanilla together so it's smooth. Mix together flower, baking powder and salt; add to the wet ingredients.

Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Squish them with your thumb. Put a dollop of preserves in the thumbprint. I used apricot-pineapple, blackberry and strawberry jams and all were delish. Bake for about 8 minutes, more or less depending on the size of your balls.


123Valerie said...

Have you listened to any Caitlin Cary, my love?

She's Gillian Welch-ish, and quite spectacular. As are you.

Miriam said...

LOVE Gillian. We got to see here last year in Portland, and it was even better live.

Lovely site- I definitely agree with your post on the purpose of writing and the role of audience (aka nablopomo). Glad you have found your space here.

Happy blogging!