Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Enjoy What the Day Brings.

My motto the last year or so has been to "enjoy what the day brings"--I fell off the wagon a little bit over the summer and fall, getting too wrapped up in the "gotta do  do do", but I'm  picking it up and getting back on the horse.

To me, it means a little less scheduling activities (except those that are necessary, like work, school and doctors appointments!).  It means more spontaneity, more creativity and more just 'being' with the moment.

Take the time to enjoy what comes your way, enjoy what the universe brings into your life today--a phone call from a friend, some time to yourself, a great meal, sunshine.

So, enjoy what today brings--little things and big things--you may just be surprised!  I sure was surprised today to have the lady I work for show up at my door with a Turkey--thanks Eleanor! 

Today I enjoyed (among other things...)

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread (..I did post this shortbread recipe already, but have tried this as a NEW way to enjoy--Yum, I think these are my new favourite!!!!)

Lovely Shortbread Cookies
1lb Butter (not margarine or any substitute)
 1/2 cup corn starch
1 cup icing sugar
3 cups flour

Soften butter and beat in large bowl. Mix flour, cornstarch and sugar in a separate bowl.  Slowly add to butter and mix with hand-mixer until combined.  Continue until mixture looks like whipped cream (this may take a couple of minutes--but is totally worth the effort!).
Roll into 11/2 inch balls and place on cookie sheet--flatten with  spoon. 
Bake at 300 degrees for 15-18min (they will be just barely brown on the bottom)
Cool Completely

Melt 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave with about 1 tsp butter.  Dip cookies into chocolate (so that half the cookie is covered) and place on parchment paper or silicone mat until chocolate is set.  
So yummy--betcha can't eat just one! Enjoy!

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