Monday, April 30, 2012

Dreamin' A Dream For You & Me

I fell in love with Portland, Oregon ever since our youngest son decided to attend college in the Rose City.  Although he has graduated and moved our oldest son lives in the suburbs with his family and so continues to connect us to this wonderful city.  I used to dream about someday having a little place that I could just pop in and stay a while.  Portland is 3 hours over a mountain pass from where we live but is world of difference from the culture of our little town.  I love them both.  

My youngest son is engaged to a woman from Portland and so I have high hopes that they will someday return.  Her mother posted this video on her Facebook page and OMG...I wanted to run right out and get me a place right in the Pearl District!  My dream is alive and well!  Is there a specific dream you have that is just simmering on the back burner?  I would love to hear what it is!

After cutting HH's hair yesterday morning he headed out to the desert for the day and I had a day at home to do whatever I wanted!  poking around the garden and sewing were on the list...but at the top was making these cookies for HH.  It is these unexpected little things that bind us.  Knowing that even though you are apart, they are still in your mind.  I saw these cookies on Pinterest and knew I was going to have to make them...and am I glad I did!  If there is a Cookie Heaven, these cookies are one of the saints!

1 super moist lemon cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tbsp. lemon zest
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp. lemon extract
white sugar for coating
confectioners sugar for coating

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Mix the first 6 ingredients together.  using a cookie scoop, drop a scoop of dough into the white sugar covering the cookie, then roll in the confectioners sugar.  Place on a non stick cookie pan and bake for  6-9 minutes or until slightly browned on the edges.

when slightly cool pick one up, close your eyes and bite it...that's heaven.

Here is my April UFO challenge quilt completed!  I finished tacking the binding last night.  This was a kit I purchased at Holly Hills in 2010 and now it is done and I love it!  On to the next UFO.