Paralyzed From the Brain Down - April 3, 2020

To say the past weeks have been weird is an understatement. I have been trying to work from home, but it's difficult. What's worse is that I'm home more, but am completely unable to paint! I'm paralyzed and I can't figure out what's wrong. My husband says all psychological problems are inherently fixable if you can articulate what the problem is. So when I can't articulate it, I feel worse, like it's only ME standing in the way of feeling better. If only I were smarter.
One fun thing is that my siblings and I are all talking more online. Yesterday we had the best conversation because one never-available-when-we-group-call sibling actually took part! Unfortunately, they also got mad when I took a (lot) screenshots. I touched up one of the screenshots to show how they should really feel about me. 

I'm thinking of downloading some filters for my next meeting at work and looking like the potato lady I can't stop laughing at this picture. 

And laugh…

Lavender Shortbread

Today I wanted to make cookies that weren't chocolate. Or chocolate chip. Or something chocolatey. Umm... chocolate... (go off into daydream...)


So, I tried lavender cookies. I get excited when I see a new cookie recipe that calls for neat ingredients. If I'd looked more closely, I'd have noticed that it was simply a shortbread recipe with lavender added. Still, it tastes *d i v i n e*.

Lavender Shortbread

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup sugar
1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 T dried lavender or 2 T fresh lavender

Cream the butter and sugar. Add in the lavender and flour. Press mixture into a springform pan (mine was 9"). Bake at 300 F for 40 minutes. Let cool for about 10 minutes and cut into wedges. Yum.

I wish I'd had lavender lemonade to go with it...
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Oh yum! I've had lavender shortbreads before but have been wanting to make my own. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'll be cheering my little lavender plants on, grow! grow! grow!.
Heather Eddy said…
I felt very fancy eating it!
Heatherfeather said…
Mm These look really tasty and pretty too. I love cooking with lavender :) My garden is full of fresh lavender right now .. it smells so nice.

And as a side note - I love the book Ender's Game too :) I am currently reading the rest of the series.
Heather Eddy said…
I used to live in London back in the early 90's. I miss the green!

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