Our “things to do with the kids” this summer was so popular that I’ve done one for the holidays. Go, have fun. You will be making good memories.
Great ideas for your holidays. Plan ahead. And haha, so did I. Here is an early post for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Here is the recipe:
1/2 cup heavy cream plus additional, for brushing scones
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar plus additional, for sprinkling scones
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon double acting baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold, cut into bits
3/4 cup blueberries, picked over
In a bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup of the cream, the egg, and the vanilla.
Into a bowl sift together the flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the butter and blend the mixture until it resembles coarse meal.
Gently stir in the blueberries and add the cream mixture with a fork until the mixture forms a sticky but manageable dough.
Knead the dough gently on a lightly floured surface for 30 seconds, pat it into a 3/4-inch-thick round, and cut out 12 wedges or, using a 3-inch cutter, cut out rounds. Transfer the wedges to a lightly greased baking sheet, brush them with the additional cream, and sprinkle them with the additional sugar.
Bake the scones in the middle of a preheated 400 degrees F oven for 15 to 18 minutes, or until they are golden.
(Thanks to http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/288/Blueberry_Cream_Scones47201.shtml because I couldn’t find my friend’s recipe. This is good.)
Please put your favorite holiday recipe below!
This week we will post a little early because we will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday, the usual day for posting. This year, let’s talk again about how healthful traditional holiday foods are. Why am I bringing this up on a healing ‘cast? Because divine health was God’s original intent. God made the earth good, remember? Of course, it got broken along the way. And that is why we need healing. The intent was good. The plan was good. The food that came with the garden is still good! Sometimes human society cooks up broken things, but you and I can still serve wholesome and delicious food. I hope you will be cheered and comforted by how great all that traditional food is. Did you know sweet potatoes have a high density of vitamins and minerals? Did you know that Turkey is supposed to make you relax? Relaxed is good. Right? Enjoy!
Also, if you need some help with all those vitamins, and with info on them, notice that at the bottom of the Great Shalom home page there is a link to Pure. Pure Encapsulations is the highest quality supplements; my healthfood MD recommends them. However, now on their website they have other brands. Including some Life Extension products, which are the greatest for the grandparent generation. Check them out.
For holiday gift giving, please let me strongly recommend the music at Wholetones. This music was heaven inspired for healing and relaxation. You have got to heal the story how it came about. There is even a connection to King David. It worked for me. For the link to Wholetones (or Barton Publishing), look to the Right, top.