It's been cold on the prairie.
We've had a fire most days
And several days I've taken tea in the living room
by the fire.
It just seemed cozier!
My favorite wing chair
pillows for comfort
A throw -- just in case
(to keep feet off the drafty floor)
A small tray to hold the tea things
A wee pot (because it's just me)
And matching cup and saucer
(It's blue and white but a softer blue than most of my other transfer ware)
It's an Asiatic Pheasant pattern
I have a small compote which is perfect for two cookies for tea
And when it's just me, I like to read as I sip and nibble.
It's an old book on "Colonial" furniture --
from the turn of the century
And it does mention prices -- pennies, that 18th century furniture sold for pennies!
And it does mention transfer ware!
It's a good read . . .
And one that can be picked up and put down!
And the nosh?
A new cookie recipe that I found in a Betty Crocker Cookie cookbook.
Canadian Oatmeal Shortbread
They were so good, that I made a second batch.
They're really good if you like oatmeal cookies.
Crisp, not too sweet -- perfect for tea!
CANADIAN OATMEAL SHORTBREAD
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1 cup flour
2 cups rolled oats
Cream together butter and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in flour and oats. Chill in refrigerator for at least two hours. Preheat oven to 350. Roll out dough on a lightly floured and sugared surface to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out with cookie cutter and bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown.