Monday, December 21, 2009

Gratitude Monday -- Bunny Solstice Edition


Where to begin?
I'm still buzzing over finding out my heart's pumping properly. The world is an even better place now.

It's Christmas season, which means baking. It's cold, which means baking. And my husband's work has slowed down, which means he's the one doing the baking.
He's made cake, cookies, lebkuchen (honey cakes) and the above- pictured lemon meringue pie. All are made from scratch and yes, he stood at the stove stirring the cornstarch mix for the body of the pie, and he sifted the flour for the crust. When I say scratch, I mean it.
He had a dollop of meringue left over so he put it on the top for a bunny's tail and then carved a bunny in the meringue. It was tasty.

Today is the Solstice. It's the shortest day of the year and winter is upon us. This is good, because we can't get shed of winter until it starts and now, with the solstice, we are looking toward the light.
Happy Solstice everyone.

15 comments:

the Bag Lady said...

Love the bunny pie! (And I'm sure there will be at least one blogger who is really glad that it isn't actually made with bunnies....!)

Happy Solstice to you, cousin! I'm very grateful to be looking toward the light again!

Hilary said...

Happy Solstice to you, Leah! I'm quite pleased to start entertaining longer days, myself. Love the Bunny Meringue pie! It's one of my favourites.. well lemon is. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

df Bag Lady and Hilary, thanks. I'll pass your comments along to the bunny pie maker.

Reb said...

Oh that is my favourite pie in the whole world! Love the bunny too :)

Happy solstice, I am looking forward to the light myself.

bunnygirl said...

Anything bunny must be good! Happy Solstice!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Reb. Mike did a really good job with the pie.

Too right, Bunnygirl.

messymimi said...

What a cute idea for a pie! Also, wonderful that your husband bakes. Mine only cooks, since he used to work as a chef, and he is very messy at it, too.

A Happy Solstice to you, too.

Leah J. Utas said...

Messymimi, it's wonderful, yes, but we're running out of room for his creations. Not Complaining!

The Merry said...

Now that's what I call eye candy :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Hello The Merry, yes, it is.

carla said...

It really seems here in TX as though the days get NOTICEABLY longer right about now.
I am grateful grateful for that.

Leah J. Utas said...

Carla, it's about six weeks before we really notice any difference here.

David Cranmer said...

Merry Christmas!

ueperkovic said...

I'm looking forward to more sun, too. Good hubby to do the baking! If he wants a Linzertorte recipe, too, let me know, hee hee!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you David.

Hey, Ute. Nice to see you here. Thanks, he makes linzertorte quite often.