Three thoughts stand out for the day:
Christ the Lord is risen today;
Kara makes the best cookies;
I MISS PEOPLE!
To start with, the foremost thought for the day is that Christ is risen! Without his resurrection, our faith would be in vain. Here is one of my favorite hymns done as huge brass ensemble:
Kara started the day by volunteering to make scrambled eggs and toast for everyone. She is a great little cook and hostess, and we can taste the good attitude she cooks into the food.
Later, hopping up and down on first one foot, then the other, she asked if she could make bird's nest cookies from a recipe she found on Nerdy Nummies. She's watched about every episode of NN on YouTube, and Miss Rosanna makes her want to cook.
Our cookies were short by 1/2 cup of coconut, but they were still very tasty!
Here is the link to the video, then I'll post the recipe below it:
Bird Nest Cookies from Nerdy Nummies
Whisk together until frothy: 2/3 cup sugar and 3 egg whites.
Add in: 1/4 cup cocoa powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Fold in: 7 ounces melted dark chocolate and 2 1/2 cups shredded coconut. (We used chocolate chips because it's what we had on hand.)
Mold with hands or place in heaps on parchment paper on baking sheet. Indent the middle. (Makes about 12.)
Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes. Ours were perfect and chewy-gooey at 12 minutes.
Once cooled, top with Mini Cadbury eggs. We had mini marshmallows to stand in for the eggs. Even with nothing on top, they taste good as a cookies. Plus, they're gluten-free, if that matters to you.
Here's a picture of our version of this recipe, a recipe that will be going into Kara's cookbook where she collects recipes she makes to have a cookbook ready when she starts out life as an adult. Gulp. I don't want to think about that right now. Cookie picture, coming up!
If you look closely, you'll see evidence that we either have a gremlin or a child in the house who sneaks a marshmallow off the cookies every time he/she walks past.
Late this afternoon, some friends dropped off chocolate peanut butter eggs to us. I was so excited to see PEOPLE again! I miss people!
I've talked to people on the phone or have waved as they're out walking their dogs, but I miss social gatherings with people so badly.
We'll all party like it's 1999 when this blankety-blank quarantine time is over.