Sunday, March 25, 2007

Snickers Cookies

I was cleaning out the freezer and found part of a 2-pound bag of Snickers Miniatures left over from Halloween. What to do with them? Aha, make Snickers cookies!

Cookies made with Snickers Bars

1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. butter
1 c. peanut butter
1 pkg. SNICKERSĀ® bars (16 oz.) miniature
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. soda
3 c. flour
2 eggs, beaten

Cream together sugar, brown sugar, butter and peanut butter. Add vanilla and eggs; mix. Add dry ingredients. Cut candy bars in fourths. Wrap dough around each piece forming a ball. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 12-18 minutes or until golden brown.

Note: I chilled the candy bars, cut them in six pieces, mixed them with some of the flour called for in the recipe, and then mixed them into the dough. I used a large cookie scoop to form the cookies.

Saturday, March 24, 2007


Just a few books I have enjoyed recently.

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan -- Interesting chapter on Polyface Farm near Staunton, VA
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls -- Memoir
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri -- Making a movie out of this
The Woman in White by Wilke Collins
Excellent Women by Barbara Pym -- Light Reading!
The Bridal Wreath by Sigrud Undet -- from the Kristin Lavaransdatter trilogy
Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson

Friday, March 16, 2007

Rehearsal's Off!

No Symphony rehearsal for local musicians next week!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Rehearsal Went Well

The local rehearsal went well last night. We are doing Verdi's Requiem along with the local Choral Society and several smaller choruses. A total of 135 vocal musicians. The orchestra will probably have 60 - 75 instrumentalists eventually for the performance. I was a little worried since I hadn't practiced much since I played for a Christmas program in December. However the Bass parts seems doable. And since I no longer have the responsibility of playing principal, I am much more relaxed about it!
Concert is April 1st!