By Teri Cayton
The Parsons Advocate
This month is the 20 th anniversary of Mom passing and it seems like just
last week. I still have urges to pick up the phone and call her. It would
be nice to hear her voice once again. To lose a parent is one of the
hardest things in the world and I still haven’t adjusted to the fact that
she is gone. Momma Said, “All good things must come to an end.”
Fall has seen a lot of losses in our family. Our mother, all three of us
girls lost our husbands in the fall, a mother-in-law, a great uncle and a
second cousin. That is plenty enough for me I don’t want any more. I
know it is inevitable because we all have to die but the next one can
wait a long, long time.
Our leaves were really pretty this year but they didn’t last long. We had
an unusually early frost this year and then the big wind came through
from Hurricane Zeta and they were gone. We even had a little snow
this past Monday, not much but we haven’t seen snow that early for a
long time. For the past few years we haven’t gotten any snow until up
in January. Momma Said, “Okay by me but I don’t think our two ski
resorts would agree.”
I guess climate change is affecting everything everywhere. From
unusually warm winters in Alaska to water temperatures temps getting
warmer in our oceans. This planet is the only one we have and it is a
shame what we are doing to it. From deforestation to polluting our
rivers and oceans, it is not going to take much more for the blue planet
to become the brown planet.
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ½ cup melted clarified butter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup coconut
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- Add 1/2 cup of powdered sugar into a bowl, add 1/2 cup of
melted clarified butter and whisk for a couple of minutes.
- Add 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup coconut and 1/2 teaspoon
of baking powder, mix it well with a whisk.
- Using hands knead gently. Add 1-2 tablespoons of milk if
required. Mix everything until well combined and cookie dough is
- Take small portions of dough and roll into a small ball and flatten
slightly. Roll well in coconut.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes at 360F in a preheated oven.