Monday, May 5, 2014

Tea and Cookies...

(photo edited with Kim's "just a touch" texture, soft light, 20% opacity)

Today was a day to stay home and spend the bulk of the day studying for the Mother's Day 
message that I am giving at our church.
First I did my regular devotions, caught up on some email correspondence, sent some texts,
and took some phone calls.
The whole time my brain was thinking of an idea for a soft lemon sugar cookie.
I knew that it would be futile to put my nose to the grindstone and study until I got those cookies off of my mind.
Now mind you, my husband isn't supposed to eat sugary treats, and I really don't need the extra calories either, 
so after I finished the one with the bite in it in the photo above, enjoying it immensely with a cup of my favorite tea, the rest went into the freezer to be enjoyed by our church leadership at a retreat this weekend.
They turned out soft and buttery and lemony, just like in my imagination.
(I'll post the recipe later this week.)

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    1. They are mmmmmm! I'll post the recipe on Thursday.

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  2. Hi Elizabeth! What an honor to talk about mothers on Mothers Day! And the restraint that you showed with eating just one cookie, and saving the others to share is so much like motherhood, isn't it? Mom's make sure there's enough for the family, and gives up a lot in the process.
    Great thoughts today :)
    Ceil

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    1. Thanks, Ceil! I'd appreciate prayers as I prepare to share on Sunday!

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  3. Sounds wonderful! You have such self discipline. Sometimes when I'm dying for sweets but don't want to over indulge, I bake and we eat some then take the rest to neighbors. :)

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  4. What a lovely scene - the mug, the cookies, the tablecloth. Perfect!

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    1. Thanks, Jill! It was fun to make the cookies and photograph, (and eat), them.

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    1. You can actually order the cup from Amazon, just search for Cath Kidston mushroom cup. But mine actually came from the Cath Kidston store in London's Heathrow airport. The hubs knows I love her stuff, so popped in there on his layover when he was returning from a missions trip to Ghana.

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    1. The cup is from London, by the designer Cath Kidston. My husband brought it back to me when he had a layover in London on his way home from Ghana.

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  7. Your cup is really a cutie! Yes please, I'll have some cookies with my tea.

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    1. My hubs brought the cup back to me from London, on his layover from Ghana. It's by the designer Cath Kidston and I love it. (You actually can order it on Amazon, but I love that it came from the actual Cath Kidston store.)

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  8. Elizabeth, Typically, I really love the words or I really love the photos for a blog post, but for this post it's a tie. I wish I could be there to hear your Mother's Day message. I've lost touch with church, but not with Jesus. I am amazed at the people He places in my path to guide my way. Thank you for being one of those people. I really enjoyed reading your About Me page!

    Today's picture gave me a smile. I can imagine sitting down at your kitchen table and enjoying those cookies. Love the colors and the sense of treasuring the simple things in this picture.

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    1. Thanks so much, Donna. Your photos are my ideal to shoot towards!

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  9. Good for you in resisting I know I couldn't , lovely set up for your baking.

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    1. Well, I'm not saying I won't eat more at our retreat! :)

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  10. Church leadership will enjoy the cookies immensely..what a treat.
    Your picture is so pretty. It could be used as a greeting card or invitation.

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  11. such a sweet photo...and my mouth is watering..i love lemon baked treats.... thanks for sharing with TT.. enjoy your day.

    xo

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    1. I'll post the recipe on Thursday, Kim, in case you want it.

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  12. Now you have me wanting to bake and we sure don't need any cookies around here. I think I will make some cookies, eat one and take some to the neighbors. I know your message on Sunday will be lovely. Have a great day.

    Debbi

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  13. Few people realize just how wonderful tea is. For full details of the social, bonding, and health aspects of tea, please see -

    https://sites.google.com/site/homepage1916/home/tea
    (if the link does not work just copy and search for it in the address bar)

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  14. That cup is cute! the lemon cookies sound delightful!

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    1. Abrianna, my hubs brought me the cup back with him from London, (on a layover on his way home from Ghana), the cup is by the designer Cath Kidston. I was super excited to get it.

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  15. Beautiful. How could you take such a tiny bite of the cookie? I would have taken a much larger bite or even eaten the whole thing. They look so delicious.

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    1. Thanks Earl! I did eat the whole cookie, but only one!

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  16. Soft and buttery and lemony.
    That would be just the taste to tempt my own husband (who isn't supposed to have a lot of sweets either.)

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    1. I'll post the recipe on Thursday. They're yummy!

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  17. They look delicious! And, as always, your picture is lovely.

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    1. Thanks Jenifer! I'm posting the recipe on Thursday!

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  18. LOL! Yes, once a passion has taken over your mind, nothing can stop it! Lemon sugar cookies sound divinely good! I'll probably not get anything done this afternoon. I swear I can already smell them!

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  19. Wishing they're gluten-free.....bet they're not. :( They look delish!

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  20. Yummola... and the photographed really well too! Great job. And you got the best ever Mother's Day gift... happy Mother's Day!

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