Monday, September 28, 2015

On the 6th Day

Did you see the moon last night????

Here we are already 6 days into Autumn. I think it is beautiful.

Now for the next verse of our theme song.

On the Sixth day of Autumn My true love gave to me…
Six Pumpkin donuts
Five G O L D E N Gourds
Four Halloween Oreos
Three caramel apples
Two Candy corn  AND

An Acorn from an old oak tree    

Bet you can't wait for tomorrow!!!
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Pictures from our Spargonian Class on Saturday.

Kelley has been working on a couple of projects.
And another that she sewed together. It's the Sewing Case designed by Sue called Firefly.


Cindy has blocks sewn together and 

more ready to join.




My little bird is number 20 of 30


Gail is embellishing 

And has a pin keep ready to sew together


You are invited to join us in the Spargonian class. It's the 4th Sat. of each month. 

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Our house is getting more decorations. Loren brought home corn stalks on Sat. It's looking good!!

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Here is a really good recipe that I have made with success!

ORANGE CHOCOLATE BISCOTTI
1/2 stick Butter, softened
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 Tblsp. Grated Orange Peel
2/3 cup Semisweet Chocolate Mini Chips
2/3 cup Almonds
1 1/4 cups Sugar
4 Large Eggs
2 cups Flour


Directions
1.  Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Lightly grease & flour a large cookie sheet.
2.  In a large bowl with mixer on high speed, beat butter, 1 cup sugar, the orange peel and baking powder until well blended.
3.  Beat in 3 eggs.
4.  On low speed, beat in flour just until blended.  Stir in chips and nuts.
5.  Turn dough out on a well-floured work surface (dough is sticky).
6.  Divide dough in quarters.  Roll each portion into a 9-inch log.
7.  Place logs 3-inch apart on prepared cookie sheet.
8.  Beat remaining egg in a small bowl with a fork.  Brush on logs, then sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup sugar.
9.  Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown.  Let cool slightly.
10.  With a long, sharp knife, cut each log diagonally in 1/2-inch thick slices.
11.  Arrange slices upright on cookie sheet.  Bake 15-17 minutes longer until crisp.
12.  Remove cookie sheet from oven and turn cookies to brown other side.  Bake for 10 more minutes.
13.  Remove to a wire rack to cool (cookies will get even more crisp.)
14.  Store airtight at room temperature up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 3 months.
15.  Makes about 72 biscotti


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I thought you might find it interesting to know a little about how the Jewish people in the Bible celebrated fall.
Feast of the Ingathering

The Israelites or Jews of the Bible celebrated the harvest with feasts called Sukkoth

Sukkot or Succot (Hebrew: סוכות‎ or סֻכּוֹת, sukkōt), in traditional Ashkenazi pronunciation Sukkos or Succos, literally Feast of Booths, is commonly translated to English as Feast of Tabernacles, sometimes also as Feast of the Ingathering. It is a biblical Jewish holiday celebrated on the 15th day of the month of Tishrei (varies from late September to late October). During the existence of the Jerusalem Temple it was one of the Three Pilgrimage Festivals (Hebrew: שלוש רגלים‎, shalosh regalim) on which the Israelites were commanded to perform a pilgrimage to the Temple.

Sukkot has a double significance. The one mentioned in the Book of Exodus is agricultural in nature – "Feast of Ingathering at the year's end" (Exodus 34:22) – and marks the end of the harvest time and thus of the agricultural year in the Land of Israel. The more elaborate religious significance from the Book of Leviticus is that of commemorating the Exodus and the dependence of the People of Israel on the will of God (Leviticus 23:42-43).
The holiday lasts seven days in Israel and eight in the diaspora. The first day (and second day in the diaspora) is a Shabbat-like holidaywhen work is forbidden, followed by intermediate days called Chol Hamoed. The festival is closed with another Shabbat-like holiday called Shemini Atzeret (two days in the diaspora, where the second day is called Simchat Torah).

For more information look      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukkot

Enjoy the day and I'll visit with you again tomorrow.  Betty




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