Read a good book, of course!!! And my choice of book -- not great literature but rather the cozy mysteries . .
And although "my" chair is not in front of the fire, you can see the fire from the chair which warms you and the ottoman is the perfect place for the tea tray . . . and if there seems to be a chill in the air, a throw is within easy grabbing distance.
My Wedgwood Asiatic Pheasant teapot, cup and saucer and plate. It is blue and white but it's more of a teal than a strong blue and I must admit it is a favorite for it lives in the kitchen where it's handy to grab a cup and saucer or tea plate!
And with a pot of tea and a book . . . there must be a treat . .
coconut macaroons. Easy to make and oh, so good on a snowy afternoon. The ingredients are always in the pantry at Linderhof.
14 ounces sweetened shredded coconut
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
1 t. vanilla
2 extra large egg whites, at room temperature
1/4 t. kosher salt
Preheat the oven to 325.
Combine the coconut, milk and vanilla in a large bowl. Whip the egg whites and salt on high speed in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until they make medium-firm peaks. Carefully fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.
Drop the batter onto sheet pans lined with parchment (or silpat) using a 1 3/4 inch diameter coop. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. Cool and serve.
It's Tuesday, which means that's it's Tea Tuesday so please visit these ladies to see "All Things Tea" this Tuesday!!!
Tabletop Tuesday with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
Tea Time Tuesday with Terri at Artful Affirmations
Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha at Martha's Favorites
Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday with Pam at Breath of Fresh Air
Tea Time Tuesday with Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor
Tuesday Tea for Two with Wanda Lee at The Plumed Pen
Tea Time Tuesday with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage