Imagine my delight when my thoughtful BIL ordered this as a gift for me!
For you created my inmost being
you knit me together in my mother's womb
Psalms 139:1Visit Cindy at My Romantic Home to enjoy more Show & Tell Friday posts.
did I do this....
instead of completing these (and 5 additional orders needing to be sent)...Because cold, damp, dreary days like this... compels me to create warm, inviting aromas from the kitchen.
(Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread recipe found here)
Finally... a bloom. A magnificent one for sure. With a lovely fragrance too.
I waited since I bought this plant in the spring. It is supposed to be a rapid grower, reaching 5 feet in one season. This one is just about 3 feet tall.
I began to think it would not bloom before the cold weather came.
I was so excited to notice a long, slender pod hanging down from the leaves.
It took a while to unfold. It is just as lovely as I had imagined.
I would love to bring the potted plant indoors to winter over. But I think it best not too as all parts of the (Brugmansia) plant are poisonous.
Has anyone else grown this plant?Visit Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for more Outdoor Wednesday.
Recipe that came with the Pampered Chef cookie press:
Classic Spritz Cookies
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter or margarine, softened (do not substitute vegetable oil spread)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (14 ounces)
Colored sugar or sprinkles (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In Classic Batter Bowl, beat butter on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add sugar, egg and vanilla; beat well. Add flour, 1 cup at a time; mix well. Dough will be soft; do not refrigerate.
2. Fill Cookie Press, fitted with disk of your choice, with dough using Medium Scoop. Press dough onto flat Baking Stone 1 inch apart. Decorate cookies with colored sugar or sprinkles, if desired.
3. Bake 10-12 minutes or until firm but not brown. Cool 2 minutes on flat Baking Stone; remove to Stackable Cooling Rack. Repeat with remaining dough.
Yield: 6-7 dozen cookies. Nutrients per serving: (2 cookies): Calories 120, Total Fat 7 g, Sodium 70 mg, Fiber 0 g
Variation: Chocolate Spritz Cookies: Decrease flour to 3 cups. Increase sugar to 1 1/4 cups. Add 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder to flour mixture. Proceed as recipe directs.