Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Thankfulness Day One: The Scents of the Season

As we walked down the road with friends, crunching through the leaves on a sunny afternoon, I breathed deep the scents of the maple leaves and sighed. I love this time of the year, October blue skies and all the changing colors. One of my favorite parts of fall is the great smells:
Wood smoke
Spicy Tea
Pumpkin and Sweet Potatoes
Apples and Pears
Thanksgiving dinner
They make me feel like staying home, cozy, and with my family. They remind me to breathe deep, the season is short. 

                                                         Ginger Cookies 
(I found this recipe that my mom has had for years and they turned out perfectly)

3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses

2 cups flour
2 tsps. baking soda
1 tsp each: cinnamon, ginger, cloves

Roll into 1" balls, roll in sugar and place 2" apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes at 350. 

They turned out both chewy and crunchy and made the house smell so good. Perfect with either a glass of fresh cold apple cider, or with pumpkin ice cream.


Rebeca said...

Yummm. I love those cookies! Your blog looks really pretty too. We should have a cozy fall sister evening!

Lisa Plumb said...

Thanks for the reminders about the good things in the fall! It's harder for me to love this season so I need lots of reminders!