Friday, June 8, 2012

A Charity Shop in the Country

Not only do we have a Dollar General Store out here in the country, but this week a Catholic charity shop opened in a deserted Catholic church. Since I can easily become addicted to visiting charity shops, I had to see what they had to offer. So after cleaning my last porch this morning, the three of us drove over to the repurposed Catholic church.

There wasn't much there yet, but the lady said the main store "downtown" (lol) was getting too full, so they decided to open this shop. I found a much needed skein of brown cotton wool for making crocheted washcloths, an ironing board cover ( my old one is as flat as a board), a 1978 amber Aunt Jemima bottle, and my hub found a Tom Clancey book. We spent less than 2 dollars, and I plan to return someday to take them some donations and of course to shop! Fun in small town America!

While the guys nap and the thunder roars, here is a recipe for Butterscotch Cookies from Just Plain Cooking:

Butterscotch Cookies (Memaw's)

1/2 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate bits

Melt butter and sugar and let cool.
Add eggs, flour, baking powder, and vanilla and beat well.
Add nuts and chocolate bits.
Bake in square pan 275 degrees F for 30 minutes.
Sprinkle with confectioners sugar. Cut in squares.

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