Snowy Days and Cookies

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I’m finally going to do some Christmas baking tonight. I’ve been wanting to make these with the actual Valrhona fèves since I saw the recipe last summer. I have made it several times with regular chocolate chips and it is divine!

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I think these will be for the bf’s family white elephant. Apparently the do some zany food related one every year so I’ll make the chocolate chip cookies and these from not martha.org. The recipe is excerpted from Martha Stewart here, minus a bit of sugar which works out perfectly.

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Note: the images in this post are not mine. The chocolate chip cookies image is from the original recipe in the New York Times and the molasses cookies picture is from the not martha post. I’ve made both before and they’re wonderful!

What Jane Austen Character are you?

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You Scored as Emma Woodhouse

Emma is possibly one of the most loyal characters of Austen, always wanting better for those around her and doing all she possibly can to make it happen. Her motives sometimes get in the way of her good intentions and her own opinions can end up ruling her actions, but she has a good heart. She loves to be social and is welcoming to most, unless they are too silly to tolerate. While she sometimes changes her behavior to make others feel comfortable, she knows who she is and is always bettering herself.

Emma Woodhouse
84%
Marianne Dashwood
66%
Elizabeth Bennet
53%
Jane Bennet
53%
Elinor Dashwood
50%
Charlotte Lucas
41%
Lady Catherine
19%

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Which Jane Austen character are you?

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You Scored as Emma Woodhouse

Emma is possibly one of the most loyal characters of Austen, always wanting better for those around her and doing all she possibly can to make it happen. Her motives sometimes get in the way of her good intentions and her own opinions can end up ruling her actions, but she has a good heart. She loves to be social and is welcoming to most, unless they are too silly to tolerate. While she sometimes changes her behavior to make others feel comfortable, she knows who she is and is always bettering herself.

Emma Woodhouse
84%
Marianne Dashwood
66%
Elizabeth Bennet
53%
Jane Bennet
53%
Elinor Dashwood
50%
Charlotte Lucas
41%
Lady Catherine
19%

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Happy Birthday Audrey

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Again? Yup, it was Audrey’s birthday yesterday and we had a small surprise meeting over cocktails at the Green Dragon last night. 8:30 says Dan G, oops they didn’t manage to get there until 10:00. I guess that’s what you get for taking your gf to a really nice restaurant!

I was only there for 2.5 hours and 3 pints and yet I feel like yuck today. I didn’t have even a buzz, what happened? Oh yeah, those pints were $5 each.  Hmmm. I could have purchased 2 six packs of the same beer I had 3 pints of and shared with my friends in the comfort of one of our homes. I think I’ll do that next time, I’m going to have to make good on my multiple threats not to go back there.

Happy Birthday Audrey

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Again? Yup, it was Audrey’s birthday yesterday and we had a small surprise meeting over cocktails at the Green Dragon last night. 8:30 says Dan G, oops they didn’t manage to get there until 10:00. I guess that’s what you get for taking your gf to a really nice restaurant!

I was only there for 2.5 hours and 3 pints and yet I feel like yuck today. I didn’t have even a buzz, what happened? Oh yeah, those pints were $5 each. Hmmm. I could have purchased 2 six packs of the same beer I had 3 pints of and shared with my friends in the comfort of one of our homes. I think I’ll do that next time, I’m going to have to make good on my multiple threats not to go back there.