Tonight we all celebrate the beginning of a fresh New Year. 2008 was a year of many changes for me. Some, at the time, I was not so crazy about, but now I can see the good and/or importance and even the beauty in each one. I am thankful for that ability.
I used to make resolutions, but for the last few years, at the beginning of each year, I have instead chosen a key word to live by. This past year, my word was focus, the year before that, it was simplify. This year, my word is believe.
On New Year's Eve, my husband and I always celebrate with our very favorite foods. We cook, grill, bake and then savor every bite. I must admit to having my fill of sweets, but I am going to make one more sugared up dessert for tonight.
First, mix together with a fork and pat in an ungreased 8X8 pan. Bake 350 for 15 min:
1/2 cup melted butter (not margarine)
1 cup flour
1/4 cup organic sugar
Next, mix together and pour over hot crust and bake 20 more minutes:
2 free-range eggs
1 cup organic sugar
2 tbsp flour
the juice of 1 organic lemon squeezed well
Cool and sprinkle with 10X sugar if you like.
I hope that your own resolutions, traditions or special word will help to guide you through a most magnificent 2009.
Best wishes to all and Happy New Year!
Pennie Mills is the owner of Ladies Blend design studio, offering handmade semiprecious gemstone jewelry and handcrafted soy bliss candles. Visit her blog, the Ladies Blend Thymes for craft projects, homemade beauty recipes, beauty articles, foodie recipes, pictures of her gardens, pets, home and so much more!