I'm on a number of Boards in my community.
Sometimes as a member
Othertimes as an officer
Some I've joined lately
While others have been long standing membership
And on one of my boards . . .
I volunteered to be on the Nominating Committee
(which is one way to ensure that you won't be nominated!)
Saturday, the other member of the Nominating Committee
came over to discuss our options.
No one can come to Linderhof without being offered
tea and a nosh
(Especially in the afternoon)
We met on the porch for it was a nice afternoon
August on the prairie can be unbearable -- but not so August 2014!
I baked some cookies, brewed some tea
And took the tea tray to the front porch
There is nothing like a meeting in a couple of rockers on a shady porch
With a cup of tea nearby and cookies within reach!
One of my favorite --
Ina Garten's jam thumbprints
They're rolled in coconut before they're "thumb printed" and filled with jam.
She recommends raspberry or apricot
But I use whatever I need to use in the fridge --
today it was raspberry.
Of course, my beloved blue and white --
A blue linen napkin as a tray cloth,
Spode Blue Room small platter for the cookies
And Spode Camilla cups and saucers and sugar bowl
And a Blue Room teapot
We got a lot done
And did some visiting as well!
Soon, it was time to say goodbye
for we both had hungry husbands who wanted dinner.
While we were meeting . . .
Doogie decided to join us
He's hoping for a bite
But he's too polite to beg
A "starving dog" face, he thinks
is the best way to get a bite!
INA GARTEN'S JAM THUMBPRINTS
3 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 t. vanilla
3 1/2 c. flour
1/4 t. salt
1 egg beaten with 1 T. water, for egg wash
7 ounces sweetened flaked coconut
raspberry and/or apricot jam
(or whatever flavor jam you like -- these cookies are a good way to use up those jars with only a
Preheat oven to 350
In an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until they are just combined and then add the vanilla. Separately, sift together the flour and salt. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture to the creamed butter and sugar. Mix until the dough starts to come together. Dump on a floured board and roll together into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
Roll the dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Dip each ball into the egg wash and then roll it in coconut. Place the balls on an ungreased cookie sheet and press a light indentation into the top of each with your finger. Drop 1/4 teaspoon of jam into each indentation. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the coconut is a golden brown. Cool and serve.
It's Tuesday and I'm joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday and Bernideen for Tea in the Garden