"In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy." Brother David Steindl-Rast

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The "Wonder" of No-Bake Cookies

Today I am grateful for an awe-inspiring fireworks display last evening and for the tradition of having ice cream on the 4th of July.

When I was at my mom's last week, I made a batch of no-bake cookies which we also called "Wonder Cookies" back in the day.  Here they are before we started to devour them:


They are easy to make and ready within minutes really. No need to turn the oven on. And I would add that they are mighty tasty. What would you expect when the ingredients include oatmeal, coconut, cocoa, and peanut butter?  

I made a pan of chocolate chip bars another day on our visit. It was fun to pull out old church recipe books and find the various ingredients around Mom's kitchen. It was nice to see my son and brother enjoy the treats when they stopped in the house between various farm chores. 

Simply wonderful sweet treats always bring a smile (to me anyway). But there is also simple wonder in pausing and appreciating my current surroundings. Simple wonder in being grateful to have this day ahead. 

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    1. It was for me too.It had been a long time since I made a batch of those. :-)

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