Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Exercises For The Soul

I have decided to discoontinue Exercises For the Soul, family home evening lesson because I see lots of FHE helps both online and in the Ensign. I am sure there are others too. Besides, you know the needs of your family better than I. One daughter had each family member write their own persoonal creed after teaching them about a personal creed. (See R.S. manuel about George Albert Smith 2012. The important thing is that you HAVE FHE.


These sound disgustingly healthy but are surprisingly delicious. I had never thought of them as an Easter cookie but Kristen is going to take some to a family gathering. They turn out a pastel apricot color and I had never made the association between bunnies and carrots in the cookies. I am including the recipe as well as a recipe for an easy spring salad which Josie calls Orange Fluff and which we are making this week.

Orange-Carrot Cookies

1 c. shotening
3/4 c. sugar
1 c. cooked, mashed carrots (We cooked our own carrots but in the past I've bought cooked carrots in a can. The carrots need to be mashed like mashed potatoes so we had to cook them a little longer than I normally would.)
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. sifted flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Cream shotening and sugar until fluffly. Add mashed carrots, egg and vanilla. Mix well. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and add to carrot mixture; mix well. Drop batter by large tspn-fulls on greased baking sheet. Bake in moderate (350) oven about 15 min. Makes 5 dozen. While cookies are warm, frost with Golden Glow frosting. (Included below)

Golden Glow Frosting

Combine juice of 1/2 orange, grated rind of 1 orange, 1 T. butter or margarine and 1 c. confectioner's sugar.

Orange Salad (Orange Fluff)

1 reg. size orange jello
1 pint cottage cheese
1 can mandarin oranges, well drained
8 oz. cool whip
Sprinkle Jello over cottage and mix well. Add oranges and stir in Cool Whip. Allow to set up in fridge. ( You can add other items as desired such as colored mini marshmallows or other fruit. You can also use other flavors of Jello. I have had green Jello with canned pineapple.)
This salad is easy and makes a good addition to a meal.