The weather here was fairly nice today. We did have some sunshine and a breeze blowing to help dry things out. The ground is still quite soggy but I did manage to plant some roses in spite of the mud. Rosie had given me some Rugosa rose starts when I was at her place earlier this year. I had them in a paper box sitting in the greenhouse. I kept them watered and they had leaves and were starting to grow in there. I got out today and dug a trench, added some good soil and planted them. That did free up a good deal of space in the greenhouse too. I had talked to her today on the phone and we were talking about old fashioned roses. I knew where some were growing at the old house site and told her I would get one dug up and potted to bring to her when I come to get Jason's puppy. So I have a rose bush in a pot and got an extra one to plant here at the house. I planted it near the old farm equipment in the lower end of the yard. I got about 10 total rose plants planted and only got 1 rose thorn prick the whole time. I did good. Normally I get tore all to pieces.
The other day I found a good recipe in a magazine for filled cookies that I want to try. They sound easy enough, even tho made with a box cake mix. I didn't have a piece of paper to write the recipe on so I put it in my phone.
Filled chocolate cookies
4 whole eggs
2 18 oz boxes of devils food cake mix
2/3 cup oil
1 8ox pk cream cheese
1/2 cup butter softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In large bowl mix cake mix, eggs and oil, the batter will be stiff. Pinch off pieces and roll into about 1 inch balls. Place on paper lined baking sheet and flatten. Bake till light brown and still slightly soft in the center.
Let cool on pan for a few minutes then move to rack to finish cooling.
Fill and enjoy
To make the filling:
Beat cream cheese and butter till light, add vanilla beating well, add in powdered sugar and beat till smooth. IF filling is a lil too soft, chill for a few minutes to stiffen.
Spread filling on half the cookies, and top with other cookie halves.
Enjoy with a cup o coffee or glass of cold milk.
I might just make some of these tomorrow if I cant get outside to work in the gardens. But I think I might use yellow cake mix instead. Pretty sure these guys here will prefer them made with chocolate cake mix tho.
So till next time, blessings from the McGuire homestead.