Is it clear that for every life there should be some sort of purpose? On a farm it can't be missed that every morning each of the animals has its own sense of purpose.
|Mick the Mighty Mouser|
And finally, there is Ring Tail. He makes sure that every bug and grasshopper knows this farm is no place to stay. When that is taken care of there is not a single inanimate object that is safe from those paws. Similar to the Uncle Remus story about the tarbaby if it doesn't move when he wants it to he will bat at it until it does.
Such serious thoughts today - I guess that is caused by waiting for Irene.
Need a sense of purpose? Try this recipe - so sweet, so good, so easy to make.
Strawberry-Lemon Shortbread Bars 5*
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 tsp lemon zest, divided
3/4 cup cold butter
2 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
1 cup strawberry preserves
Garnishes: sweetened whipped cream, fresh-- strawberry slices
Oven at 350
1. Stir together flour, powdered sugar, and 1/2 tsp lemon zest; cut in butter with a pastry blender until crumbly. Press mixture onto bottom of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan.
2. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until lightly browned.
3. Beat cream cheese and granulated sugar until smooth. Add eggs, 1 at a time, and beat just until blended after each addition. Stir in fresh lemon juice and remaining 1/4 tsp. lemon zest, beating well.
4. Spread preserves over shortbread. Pour cream cheese mixture over
preserves, spreading to edges. Bake 28 to 32 more minutes or until set. Let
cool 1 hour. Cover and chill 4 to 8 hours. Cut into bars; garnish, if desired.
Adapted from Southern Living APRIL 2011