My eldest daughter, Cindy called me this morning on her way home from work. She said it was 33 below zero up north by Fergus Falls. I told her it's only 16 below here in St Paul. Truth is, it's the nastiest winter in years.
It's a darn good thing we're Minnesotans, I tell yah! We take such beastly weather in stride with secret pride. We learn that at our mother's knee that such petty hardships are OK to comment on, but then you get on with your life.
This is good weather to stay in and bake cookies. The heat from the oven warms up the house and the activity lifts your spirits. So here's a recipe in case you feel like doing that:
2 c flour 1-1/2 c brown sugar
1 c softened butter 2 eggs
1 t soda 1 t salt
2 t baking powder 1-1/2 c quick oatmeal
12-oz bag of butterscotch chips
Combine butter & sugar, add eggs and beat till
creamy. Add flour, BP, soda & salt, then add
oatmeal and chips. Drop by spoonfuls on a
greased cookie sheet & bake at 375 10-12 min.
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