Monday, December 1, 2008

TWD - Linzer Sables

Living the Life by noskos chose Linzer Sables for this week's TWD challenge! Excellent choice, especially with the holidays right around the corner.

I am exhausted from my trip to Orlando. Therefore, I make no apologies for bad photos, misspelled words, or incomplete sentences. Or bad hair.

Linzer Sables are cookies, easy to make, easy to eat. I used pecans instead of almonds.

I told the yankee that once we returned from our Thanksgiving trip I was going on a diet to lose a few inches around my middle so that my Christmas dress would fit. Right now it doesn't. So I show up to work this morning and my sweet friend, June, surprised me with brownies. My favorite. So I did what any sweet, loving, friend would do and I ate them. I shared, but I also ate.

Ok, back to the Linzers. Here is a photo of my piecrust, oops I mean cookie dough.

Here are the beautiful flowers my son, Cameron, sent me for my birthday last week. I like this picture better than the cookie dough one, don't you?

Here are the cookies on the sheet right before baking them.

Here we are on Thanksgiving at Mitchell's house in Orlando, working hard to make the perfect feast. Excuse the hair. It's not the best look for me. Neither is the fur lined vest - what was I thinking that morning????Night at Pat O'Brien's singing with the dueling pianos. Karioke anyone? Don't judge him by this. He's a great guy. Beer was involved.
Watching the Alabama/Auburn game in the middle of a restaurant filled with Florida/Florida State fans. Us being the only Auburn fans in the crowd. Getting slaughtered by Alabama. But having fun eating wings and again, drinking beer.
We saw the Four Christmases with Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn. I have never laughed so hard in a movie. I highly recommend it!

We played lots of Phase 10 and Balderdash with our friends Curt, Wendy, and Nick.

What a great Thanksgiving. I hope it was as good for all of you!

LOVED the linzer sables. Will definitely make them again and maybe even share next time. I'm on my fourth one tonight as I type this. . . . .

And here we are and it is December. . . what the hay? Where did November go?

32 comments:

Jules Someone said...

Nice looking cookies. And I even like the vest. ;-)

Cathy said...

Looks like a great Thanksgiving - glad to see there was some karaoke involved. And I hope you had a great bday, too - pretty flowers! Sorry about the game. I was pulling for you, really. Your linzer sables look fabulous! I hope I get to try one!

The Food Librarian said...

Great looking cookies! Your post is filled with just pure fun and family. Love it.

natalia said...

Ciao ! I love your cookies ! And the flowers too ! Happy birthday !

pinkstripes said...

Your linzer sables look yummy. Happy belated Birthday!

Laura said...

What a fun Thanksgiving weekend it sounds like you had! Your cookies are beautiful!

Sabrina said...

Yum! They are cute! Sounds like you had a fun Thanksgiving! I really want to see the Four Christmas!!!

chocolatechic said...

Gorgeous cookies.

I bet you could schmear some jam on them whilst you are eating them....


Orrrrrr....dip them in some chocolate.

Natashya said...

I am not sure where November went either. So happy the cookies were a success. Good luck with the weight loss!
I subscribe to the "more of me to love" philosophy. It's just easier!

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

You post is so sweet! I love all the nice memories that you have graciously shared with us. The linzer sables look good. I may try to work these in today.

MacDuff said...

LOVE your post! And I hear you about the hair...I look like I've had a labradoodle sitting on my forehead for the last week. Love this time of year.

Fur-lined vests = totally fabulous.

Amanda said...

Peggy, Yours look great!! I wanted some linzer sables history :-( Glad you had a great trip and birthday. Love the pics of your son!

Engineer Baker said...

It sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving, karaoke and all :) Glad you liked the cookies, they look delicious!

SiHaN said...

oh please.. the diet can wait! how can resist brownies made by a friend? and those linzers loosm fabulous!

What's for Supper? said...

Your cookies look great. But those flowers are beautiful. What an awesome son you got there! Happy belated B-Day!

Di said...

Ooh, beautiful flowers! And your cookies look good, too. =)

Candy said...

See yours are much thicker. I think that was my problem. I'll try again.

Jodie said...

Fun post. Happy late Birthday!

Linda said...

Looks like you had a fantastic thanksgiving --- thanks for sharing! My head is still spinning with the realization that 2008 is practically gone ---OMG!

Your sables turned out fantastic!

Jamie said...

Nice looking cookies, I wish I knew where November went!

Maria said...

Great cookies and it looks like you have been having a lot of fun! Good for you!

Tammy said...

happy birthday for last week - the flowers are stunning! this is an exhausting time of year isnt it! the cookies look great

n.o.e said...

What? It's December?
Your cookies look great, and they're not sandwiches, so that's really like eating 2, right? Pretty flowers; Happy Birthday (Bday wishes are always welcome for at least 2 weeks afterwards, imo)
I'm with you on trying to lose a bit in December. Not sure if it can be done, though!
Nancy

Audrey said...

Happy Birthday! Your cookies look wonderful...and your hair isn't bad at all (you should see mine when it rains....)

Pamela said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous Thanksgiving. And a belated Happy Birthday to you, the flowers were lovely. Nice job on the cookies!

Alwayzbakin said...

Your cookies look awesome! I don't think your hair looks bad. Or the vest!

Danielle said...

Your cookies look great!

AmyRuth said...

You are so sweet. Loved that you shared your fun Thanksgiving festivities. What a blast. Sorry about the loss. We had a loss here in Mizzou land to KU. I feel your pain. Anyway, November has been a blurrrrr and I can only hope in December I can stand on two feet. he he Who am I kidding?
So glad you like the cookies. I did to and I thought they were fun to make. Take it easy, and get some rest. Happy Baking
AmyRuth

Annette said...

Your cookies look great! I loved these too. Sounds like a fun Thanksgiving. I can't wait to see Four Christmases. I'm hoping to go this week.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

sounds like a good time! and looks like good cookies! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

LOL! I love the fur vest! It's so cool.

CB said...

Happy (belated) Birthday! The flowers are gorgeous. There's just something about fresh flowers that I love. Glad you enjoyed the sables!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought