Friday, February 17, 2012

Some Neighborly Cheer

The last two and a half weeks we have been knocked out with the nasty bug that has been going around.  Definitely not fun.  Our sweet neighbors (who are in there 80's) across the street heard we were all down with it and left us a pot of the most glorious stew I have ever had.  The next day I sent the cleaned pot back with a request for the recipe (two, actually- I also was trying to get a recipe for  cookies they had made us...we have kind neighbors!).  I was informed he doesn't have a recipe for the stew,  he just throws it together.  Big sad face. hour or so later, there was a knock at the door, and our neighbor friend was standing there with this in his hands:

It was full of cookie dough when he brought it! :)

Double surprise!  First, we have that EXACT same Pyrex bowl!  Which leads me to wonder if they have any more Pyrex beauties in those cupboards over there... ;)  Second, what was in that beautiful bowl was the exact cookie dough I had wanted the recipe for! He had whipped up a batch AND provided the recipe, which just happens to be his mother-in-law's recipe.  He thought it would give the girls something to do while they were recouping from said nasty bug.

These cookies are subtly amazing!  Big pieces of orange peel are in the glaze that you dip the cookies in after they bake.  YUM!  Just the kind of edible sunshine we needed to brighten our hospital ward home.

Dipping cookie in orange glaze...mmmm!
Sorry about the's dark in the wee hours of the morning!

One word of caution: Don't try to bake at midnight (something that is becoming a habit for those of us keeping baby hours!), after not sleeping more than 2 hours in a 24 hour period, or you may end up with this:

Sad, broken Pampered Chef Bar Pan

 when you try to heat up this:

(ooops...wrong burner :/ )

Just sayin.


  1. Well are you going to share the recipe or what! LOLS! They look super yummy. I hope you are all feeling better by the time you get my late comment. :-)

    1. You're right on time, Amber! This dang thing just keeps hangin' around. :P And if it wasn't their family recipe, I would totally give it out! You'll just hafta come over and have some. ;)

  2. What great neighbors!! We have some neighbors who bring us goodies sometimes, too. :) Love it!! Hope you all are feeling better soon... it's going around up here, too. :(

  3. Where do I find neighbors like yours?! They are so sweet. I have a list of sweets that I want to eat, starting with some of that shortbread you made and now ending (for the time being) with these yummy sounding cookies. Glad everyone is doing better over there! Love to you all.

    1. We really do have sweet neighbors! Sugar fasts are rough and leave you dreaming of sweets, for sure! Just think how healthy you'll be by the end though! Maybe I'll send you a congratulations-your-back-to-sugar pack when you're done. :)

  4. oh boy do i remember those fuzzy sleepy days! so nice that you have wonderful neighbours. and i hope everyone is healthy again soon... come on spring and summer! :)