It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, February 16, 2009

Chapter 2, Page 16, Book 09

One's delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction

is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance. But this is

afterward deducted, for the more we look forward to anything

the less we enjoy it when it comes.
Arthur Schopenhauer


The two quotes in today’s entry are about anticipation and hope. I’m eagerly anticipating warmer weather and hoping for winter to be over soon.

Writing an entry daily sometimes leaves me without something new share with you but every now and then I find something different and the recipe below caught my interest for sure
In honor of February being Age Related Macular Degeneration Month, I’m sharing this recipe that I found on line that is supposed to be good for your eyes. Why are they good for the eyes? These cookies are packed with antioxidant-rich dark chocolate chips, tart dried cherries, red wine and almonds.

Do something good for your eyes and bake up a batch today!

1 cup unsalted butter
1 whole egg
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/8 cup red wine
2 ½ cups of flour
½ teaspoon of baking soda
2 cups dark chocolate chips
1 cup tart dried cherries
1/2 cup chopped almonds
Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Combine unsalted butter and sugar with mixer and blend until fluffy.
Add egg, egg whites, vanilla, and red wine and blend until smooth.
Combine flour and baking soda and slowly add to mixture until just combined.
Fold in chocolate bits, cherries and almonds.
Spoon rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet and bake at 375' for 10 - 12 minutes or until edges are firm & brown.

We all like cookies and if I can eat one and not feel guilty it is even better.
Back to work today. I’m smiling and hoping for another great day!


Hope is wanting something so eagerly that--

in spite of all the evidence that you're not going to get it--

you go right on wanting it.

Norman Vincent Peale

‘On Ya’-ma


Hollie said...

Mmmmm...sounds good. Looks like you & your daughter had a wonderful time. What some goodies you got too. YEA!

Jenny said...

I think my body has got away from and this cold is certainly getting in the joints. Hope you had a good weekend.
Jenny <><

Sybil said...

Cor I do love the sound of these gorgeous buicits (cookies) I wil have a go at making them once I decide what the equivelent measurement are...such as a "cup" of flour etc. I am sure to have a book somehwere with the comparisons..
Hope that you have had a really nice day at work and that your weather like ours has got more spring like.
Lots of love Sybil xx

Kath said...

Well I have just celebrated Sticky Bun Day with you in your other blog Ma.So tomorrow I shall try make the yummy biscuits and celebrate again, as spring is round the corner.I am sure of it.We have had a lovely mild warm day here today and thats saying something for february in England.Lets hope it continues.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Ma..just reading your blog each day gives me such a life of spirits..and I thank you...and these cookies sound scrumptious so I am gonna try them...we love cookies...God Bless...hugs...Ora

Joann said...

WINE??!!? Sounds like MY kind of cookie!!! Maybe I'll make them while drinking my next bottle... Hmm, maybe not!! Sounds good, though, I'll try them.

Kelly said...

Who knew? Cookies for the eyes! Now that is really what I call eye candy. ;) Hugs, Kelly