Friday, December 14, 2007

Baking Continues.

Since TileMan didn't bother to show up today, I decided to continue baking.

Today's offering:

Pecan Crispies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups light brown sugar
2 large aigs
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chopped pecans

Cream butter and shortening at medium speed. Gradually add brown sugar. Add aigs. Add flour, soda, and salt. Stir in pecans.

Drop by level tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on baking sheets.

Except I didn't. I used less.

And also, I didn't have 2 cups of light brown sugar, so I used 1 cup of light brown and 1 cup of dark brown.

Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.
Cool on wire racks.

Delicious Pecan Crispies.

Now, in the meantime, Mr. Hawthorne is busy putting up our aluminum blinds on
the sliding glass doors.

Here's Mr. H. screwing in the support braces for the valence and the thingamajig.
If I get too technical, stop me.

I do believe he has given me
a one-finger salute.

Mr. H. is putting on the top structure, i.e. the thingamajig, that holds the blinds and the valence.

Mr. Hawthorne has added all the individual blinds.

Now, he's putting up the valence.

I like my shiny new blinds.

YAY for me! I have new blinds.

This is a Richard Nixon pose.


My, these are pretty, pretty aluminum blinds.

But, as
xmaskatie asked me, and to answer her, they make a big ass noise when you accidentally hit into them.
Like an UnGawdly Wind Chime. And I freakin' hate wind chimes.

I have all this crap in front of my sliders/blinds.
Note to self: Clean this stuff OUT!


Unknown said...

I found your blog when I googled pecan crisps and nut & berry bark (must be those labels), and I'm loving it! You've got some f'ntastic recipes. Would lllllove to taste them.
Just wondering, are those blinds noisy when you bump INto them?

Rosie Hawthorne said...

"Just wondering, are those blinds noisy when you bump INto them?"

Hell, yeah!

Rosie Hawthorne said...

xmaskatie, they're like Gawdawful windchimes.

Lane said...

mama, you don't have to hate windchimes. Some of them sound really pretty. Please give them a chance.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

They're like windchimes from hell.