Sunday, December 20, 2015

Pecan Meltaways

This recipe I have made for many years.
It is very easy to make and they do melt in your mouth.
This recipe came from a magazine.

Give them a try. 

You might not feel they need to be rolled in sugar or you could even roll the cookies in
icing sugar if you wanted 

Pecan Meltaways

1cup (250 ml) butter at room teperature
1 cup (125 ml) granulated sugar
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
2 1/4 cups (550 ml) all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt
3/4 cup (175 ml) finely chopped pecans

1: Preheat oven to 350F (180C). In a large bowl, beat butter with 1/2 (125ml) cup sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Beat in flour and salt until combined. Then stir in pecans until well mixed.

2: Roll into 1-inch (2.5-cm) balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets about 2 inches (5 cm) apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until cookies appear set (their colour will not change much). 
Remove cookies and cool on a rack. Pour remaining sugar in a flat dish, and while cookies are still warm, roll in sugar. 

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Simcoe Christmas Lights

We saw the Simcoe Christmas lights last weekend and the weather was milder than most winters and no snow.
We wanted an outing as a family to enjoy the light display.
You can see more information here if you want to make a night out to see them

It is nice to see for all ages

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Hendrie Valley Sanctuary

Today was a cold day and it was snow flurrying out off and on during our walk today.

Where we parked you pay which was $1 an hour which is good value.
We were out for an hour and a half  walking and sight seeing the view of the marsh and birds
and just nature 
You can find more information here

Blue Jay

Heart Shaped

Picture of a Woodpecker which did not come out clear
Bird peeking up

• RBG Centre – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (680 Plains Rd.)
Trailheads – dawn to dusk. Metered parking at trailhead lots.
Parking is free to RBG members (display Members’ Parking Pass).
Arboretum – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. or at dusk, regular admission
charges apply during spring bloom festivals.