Butter Fat

butter.jpgToday’s chores involved making Christmas goodies, and good they were. I made a batch of Russian Tea Cakes… you know those spherical powdered sugar coated one-mouthful wonders? Do you know why they taste so good? Butter. One batch wasn’t enough when I got to distributing them to all the places they were to go, so I made a second batch. Of course, you can’t give a gift away without trying the batch for quality. I also made another batch of fudge today. That makes 10# so far this holiday season. I have no idea if it will be the last. We still have some gift boxes to make up yet.

I wonder why people gain weight this time of year? The days are so short that I’m not out and about like I am in the summer. And for some reason, butter, in all its forms, tastes better in the winter. Less activity and more fat in the diet. Hmmm. The countdown to the shortest day of the year has commenced. In case you like to celebrate this yearly miracle like I do, this coming Winter Solstice occurs on December 21, 2010 at 6:38 PM ET and 23:38 UTC (Universal Time.)

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