This past weekend, JT’s dad and grandma came to visit. We LOVE her and treasure spending time with her. When you think of the quintessential grandmother that loves unconditionally, cooks amazing meals, and spoils you — yep, this is Grandma!
We had such a fun time just hanging out and well of course cooking and eating together!
No Grandma visit would be complete without her making biscuits from scratch and her famous chocolate gravy.
We drove around downtown Concord Saturday evening so she could see all of the gorgeous historic homes on Union Street.
Sunday night we relaxed and wrapped up the weekend with grilling out for dinner. After dinner, we decided to break out the ladderball game I’d gotten JT for Christmas. Grandma got the best score out of all of us and her surprised look says it all.
We cooked several wonderful meals together and spent lots of time in the kitchen – she’d have it no other way! I’m truly thankful to be a part of her family and have her in my life. She’s one of the most caring and loving people I’ve ever known, but at the same time isn’t afraid to be a little silly or take life too serious.
Here’s one of her recipes for these really yummy and buttery cookies. They’re not too sweet and are perfect with coffee. After 5 sticks of butter, I stopped counting how many we used for the weekend.
French Buttercream Cookies
- 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. soda
- 1 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 c. softened butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
In large bowl, combine all ingredients, except flour, on low speed of mixer about 1 minute. Blend well. Gradually add the flour. Blend at low speed of mixer. Chill dough 15 to 30 minutes. Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls, place on greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Flatten balls with fork; sprinkle with colored sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 8 minutes until set, not brown. Let cookies stand on cookie sheet about 1 minute. Cool on racks. Makes 4 dozen cookies.
She’s beautiful inside and out!