I hope you like avocados because this is your day! Whether you like them whole, chopped up and made into guacamole (yum!), or slathered on toast-avocados are a superfood.
They’re a good source of monounsaturated fat, which helps reduce your risk of heart disease. They also have a bunch of nutrients that you need. Although a lot of the calories from avocados come from fat, eat away! (Just don’t eat too many at one time because they are loaded with fiber.)
How do you know when these green gems are ripe?
They will give way to a gentle squeeze, but not feel mushy. Usually, the skin is greener, but going by color alone can yield disappointment.
It’s ‘Bake Cookies Day’, so get out your butter, sugar, and flour and get in there! This is the best time of year to bake, and it doesn’t matter if you want to bake chocolate chip, oatmeal, sugar, or Snickerdoodles. I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t like at least one type of cookie.
Have a great holiday season and enjoy your baking, Sonja
Today is the first week of December, which means you should be three days into your advent calendar. If you light the advent candles, you should have lit one candle last Sunday.
My advent calendar this year holds 24 packets of tea. I love to drink tea and I’ve been tasting new flavors every morning. In the afternoon I’ve been combining Vanilla Comoro with cocoa bean hulls. It’s a tasty treat that smells so good! The cocoa bean hulls came from Peru and give off a wonderful aroma.
If you want the smell of chocolate with a slight hint of the yumminess, but not a cup of hot chocolate, then the cocoa bean hulls fill the need perfectly.
Mandel’s Tea Rooms’ menu features a “special luncheon” with 61 dishes including cream of chicken soufflé, soft shell crabs, frog legs, lobster sandwich, prime roast beef and a variety of sides and desserts.
The Greenhut-Siegel Cooper Co. Tea Room offered over 300 dishes in their restaurant. They boasted “daylight made” pastry, dessert and puddings, fresh fruits, ice cream with cake and fragrant teas in addition to their regular fare.
This John Wanamaker “Afternoon Tea Menu” features thirty-nine dishes including chicken, ham and caviar sandwiches; macaroons, ginger bread, and Charlotte Russe; plus tutti-frutti ice and frozen cherries au maraschino.