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Monday, August 2, 2010

All My Friends Are Dead

All My Friends Are Dead
From the sock whose only friends have gone missing
to the houseplant whose friends are being slowly killed by irresponsible plant owners.
Cute book read more here:
Quote by~John Lubbock
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening
to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky,
is hardly a waste of time.

A small airplane can fly backwards.
1960's, Porsche commercially manufactured farm tractors.
Originally, BMW was an airplane engine manufacturer.
U.S., for every dollar you spend on gasoline 27 cents of it is in taxes.
Louisiana is the only state that grows in land area every year
(Due to alluvial deposits from the Mississippi River).

Identify a fake: The second hand on an authentic Rolex watch doesn't tick,
it moves smoothly.

Watermelon cookies
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 drops red food coloring
1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons water
3 drops green food coloring
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small mixing bowl.
Beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer at medium speed until fluffy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Stir in egg, milk, and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture, mixing well. Add a small amount of red food coloring to color dough as desired, beating until blended. Shape dough into a ball; cover and chill at least 3 hours.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Divide dough in half; store one portion in refrigerator. Roll remaining portion to 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut dough with a 3-inch round cookie cutter; cut circle in half. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press several chocolate mini chocolate chips in each cookie. Repeat with remaining dough.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes (do not brown). Cool on wire racks.
Make frosting: Combine powdered sugar and water, mixing until smooth. Add a small amount of green food coloring, mixing until blended. Dip round edge of each cookie in green frosting, and place cookie on wax paper until frosting is firm.

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Lisa & Gerald said...

Hey Girlfriend..Just thought I'd stop by and say hi..Hiugs...

Kimberly said...

that sounds like a great book! I'll have to look into it. And the watermelon cookies I will definitely have to try.

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