Dump Truck Love

PicMonkey PhotoValentineHappy Valentine’s Day from the farm!  These are some my favorite Swedish cookies.  They take a little bit of time make, but these delicious spice cookies are worth it!

Swedish Pepparkakor Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb of butter
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. molasses
  • 4 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 grated orange rind
  • 3 1/4 c. flour
  • 2 scant tsp. baking soda
  • 3 tsp. ground ginger
  • 3 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cloves

Directions: Cream together butter and sugar.  Mix in egg, molasses, orange juice and rind.  Add flour, soda, and spices.  Mix well. Refrigerate dough overnight.  Roll dough out to about 1/8 in thick.  Cut out shapes and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.

Farm Dates

Living on the farm, my valentine’s idea of a romantic date is to dig the dump truck out of a foot of snow, drive to a warehouse in Manchester, and pick up some wood pallets. We were supposed to make dinner for Dan’s grandmother, but Dan found a good deal on Craigslist and decided he was on a mission to get these pallets!  When we had to explain to Grammy why the sudden change of plans, she laughed and laughed and told us a story of when Grampy took her out on an anniversary date in the cattle trailer.  I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!  I am excited about these pallets though, so I can’t give Dan too hard a time about it.

This morning we went out snowshoeing and tapped trees for maple sugaring.  It was a beautiful morning! We are planning on going on another snow shoe adventure this afternoon after we fuel up on tomato soup and grilled cheese for lunch.  It’s lightly snowing out which always makes it feel magical outside.  I hope you are getting out and enjoying the beautiful winter!

Farewell from the farm,

xoxo Britta

 

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