How was your Thanksgiving?!?! But more importantly how is Black Friday going? Are you out there getting those toys for your kids or awesome electronics? I love Black Friday. The thrill and excitment of trying to get the hot item...just too much to handle! :)
Today's post belongs to Shelley. I met Shelley at BYU-Idaho. We were in at least 2-3 classes together - the first being Child Development. I thought she was beautiful and smart. I was a timid freshmen and was amazed how she wasn't afraid to share her opinions. I also remember walking by her and her future husband sitting on a bench together. They were holding hands, smiling, and I could see the happiness and love they had for each other. I remember thinking I wanted that one day ;) Anyway - it's all yours, Shelley!
Yay for Follower Friday! I think I might love food as much at Tiffanie. Might being the operative word. :) Love ya Tiff! Thanks for letting me do this post!
I love November. Crisp nights. Sweaters. Maybe the first snowfall. I love Thanksgiving and getting ready for the holidays. I love Thanksgiving so much that I decided to have a baby on Black Friday last year. Wasn't that nice of my nine-pounder to wait until after the turkey and pie were consumed?
Thanksgiving can also be a little stressful. I guess it depends on who you have Thanksgiving with. I don't have any horror stories of crazy family feuds during the holidays, but planning a huge meal with all the fixin's can be overwhelming.
I suggest a little therapy. My husband is in his last year of medical school, which means one things:
(As Oprah would say)
(Translation: We're poor)
Nope, can't afford real therapy, or even a day at the spa. My therapy is baking. Ahhhh. Nothing better than mixing ingredients into something truly delicious, and piping hot from the oven.
This recipe is my all-time favorite therapy. Warm scones, like true love, can conquer all!
(From Better Homes and Gardens)
2 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
2 T. sugar
4 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1/3 C. butter, cut into pieces
2 beaten eggs
3/4 C. whipping cream
1/2 C. blueberries
|1. In a medium bowl combine flour, the two
tablespoons sugar, the baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut
butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.|
Or if you don't have a pastry blender, use two knives to cut in the butter like this:
Make a well in the center of flour mixture; set aside.
2. In a medium bowl combine eggs, whipping cream, and blueberries. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Using a fork, stir just until moistened.
3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough by folding and gently pressing dough for 10 to 12 strokes or until dough is nearly smooth. Pat or lightly roll dough into an 8-inch circle. Cut into 8 wedges.
4. Place wedges 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush wedges with milk and sprinkle with additional sugar.
5. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 12-14 minutes until golden brown. Remove scones from baking sheet; SERVE WARM!
Mmmm... Warm scones with a mug of hot cocoa and a good book... Sounds like the best kind of therapy there is! Enjoy!