Monday, October 01, 2007

Fall is here...

It doesn't feel like it, but fall is here. When we lived back east, this was definitely my favorite season, with the end of the hot and humid summer, the beginning of cool afternoons, the crisp mornings which made perfect riding weather, the excuse to make hot soup and last but not least the gorgeous fall colors. We knew that winter was ahead of us, which meant a great deal of snow (which was appreciated not so much), but that couldn't dampen the excitement that I felt with the arrival of fall. Maybe that's just because I love being outdoors so much... I don't know. The photo is one of my favorites, from a couple years ago, in the Arizona fall leaves.

So, in honor of fall, I've decided to post one of my favorite fall cookie recipes:

Ginger Molasses Cookies
1 1/2 cubes butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt

Form into balls, roll in granulated sugar, bake 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees. Yummy!


Shannon Z said...

Doesn't this recipe call for some ants?!! :) I miss those fall days you had back east as well. My favorite fall memory is one of our trips to Billysburg.

McBean said...

Oh, now be nice! :-) Ants are the secret ingredient, but few are privy to that particular nugget of wisdom.

Yes, I miss the good ol' days in VA Beach.

How are your babies? Hubby? We love you!!! Eryn