I think I need a laptop. We are 6 at home; we only have one TV, one MacBook and one PC. The Mac is my husband’s and the PC is mine; the problem is that as soon as the girls are back from school they are at my desk, checking their mail, tweeting or playing…Javier is more a Wii fan, so he’s not one I have to fight with, but the girls…when is not Pilar is Isabel, so from 5:30 until 10:30 at night I can forget about writing and posting anything.
In the mornings I have Fernando with me and I can’t be sitting on my desk all morning, I have to be with him, at his room while he plays or seat beside him while he watches TV or plays in the garden… so a laptop is the solution, because I can take it wherever I want. Right now, for instance, I’m writing this post at my husband mac while Fernando is watching Mickey Mouse. I don’t know how other bloggers manage to read and comment the posts on others blogs (including mine) and still have time to write their own, plus taking care of their families, homes, jobs AND cook and/or take photographs!! Magicians is what I call them 🙂
The upside about the whole situation is that I have no other option but to go into the kitchen and cook, that’s good, isn’t it? Today I’m posting one easy recipe for some incredibly delicious cookies.
These butter cookies literally melt in your mouth and have a salty taste that makes them almost impossible to resist. I topped them with pistachios, even though the original recipe ask for almonds, so basically you can use any dry fruit you have at hand, I think raisins may work fine too.
- 1 cup butter at room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted or stirred before measuring
- Dash salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Blanches almond halves (or any other dray fruit)
Cream butter and sugar until light fluffy. Add vanilla. Sift together flour, salt and baking powder. Stir dry ingredients into butter mixture; mixing until well blended. Shape dough into small balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets; press and almond half into the top of each ball. Bake butter cookies at 300ºF (150ºF) for 20 minutes, or until just lightly browned.