A year ago my baby was born. We did not see him that day, but we did visit him on his second and third days, and then on the 12th, we brought him home. We are grateful to his birth family, and they live in our hearts. Nothing about adoption is easy, but my little family certain reaps the rewards.
I think it is a good sign that while my older son and I made red velvet cupcakes yesterday in between errands, that the little guy was desperate to join us, clinging to my legs, pulling on his brother's pants as Josh stood on a chair. He does love the kitchen. Clearly, they are both gifted.
I did pull out another Easter recipe to blog about today, from the Farm Journal Homemade Cookies book. I can't even imagine how someone invented this one, unless it was to use up the dyed eggs. We have lots of those around here, but I don't think I'll be tempted to make these:
Hard-Cooked Egg Cookies
1 c. butter or regular margarine (Yes, folks, that's an entire cup. Defibrillator time.)
1 c. sugar (ditto)
5 sieved hard-cooked egg yolks
1 tblsp. finely grate lemon peel
3 c. sifted flour
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 c. chopped nuts (any kind?)
Beat butter, 1 c. sugar and 1 egg to blend thoroughly. Add hard-cooked egg yolks and lemon peel. Stir in flour.
Roll dough about 1/4" thick on lightly floured surface; cut with 2" round cutter. Place 1/2 " apart on ungreased baking sheet. Brush tops of cookie with slightly beaten egg.
Combine 1 tsp. sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle with nuts over cookies.
Bake in slow oven (325) 20 - 25 minutes, or until delicately browned. Remove cookies and cool on racks. Store in container with loose-fitting lid to retain crispness. Makes about 52.
Really - makes 52? Oy. I don't think this recipe could be more unhealthy if it had Krispie Kremes in it.
For Owen and his birthfamily:
Isaiah 12: 3-4 With joy you will draw water at the fountain of salvation, and say on that day; Give thanks to the Lord, acclaim his name; among the nations make known his deeds, proclaim how exalted is his name.