You know how that feels! Getting a good buy on something always makes me feel like I didn't waste our hard earned money. I hardly buy anything at regular price, that's why I'm waiting to go to Cracker Barrel. I know all that beautiful fall home stuff will be on sale at 40% off real soon. I just have to keep watching.
So, since today is just a relaxing day I decided to bake. I have fall scented candles filling my home with yummy scents and I thought that something should be in that oven. I found the perfect thing. A plain lit'l shortbread recipe out of the Christmas Gooseberry Patch cookbook my mom gave me.
1/2 c. butter (room temp)
6 T. sugar
1 1/2 c. all purp flour
1/8 t. salt
Cream the butter and sugar; gradually adding the flour and salt. Press into an 11" round cake pan; prick the edges w/ a fork. Bake at 325 degrees for 17-20 minutes, until golden. Sprinkle w/ sugar (colored sugar is pretty)while still warm. Cut into wedges.
I do not have an 11" round cake pan, so I used my 9" pan. It's a little thicker of course, and I increased baking by about 5 minutes to allow for that. It turned out so simple and sweet tasting, just perfect for an afternoon cup of coffee. In fact, while I'm typing I'm nibbling on a piece and washin' it down with rich black coffee. Mmm mmm mmm, and I wonder why I can't lose weight. I just need to have my sweet hubby take the oven out of the house for awhile.
Anyway, I hope you'll keep your eye out for all the beautiful fall things going on sale at all the stores close to you. I complain when they start stocking the shelves way too early, but then rejoice when all the stuff starts going on sale early.
I'm glad you stopped by and visited Lillie Mae Acres again. I think I'll go in there and sneak another piece of the shortbread, a lit'l more coffee and go look through some fall magazines while breathing in the scents of the fall candles. If only the weather outside would realize that it's fall.