Those who wish to sing always find a song. Proverb
December is flying along, my computer has been out of order and the tree is almost all trimmed. The Christmas tree is one of my favorite things and I see that I now have enough ornaments for two trees! All meaningful ornaments. All bearing memories. What to do! Another quirk in my computer is that I can not yet load pictures onto it, so I will wait, but I just wanted to write something today. Needed to write. A need. Yesterday, I made a Frosted Chicken Salad and some Cranberry Bars for the Christmas Tea at The Center. I had a few crumbs of the bars left at home and I can not stop eating them. I think I will give you that recipe, but no picture yet.
Bella Fiori Cranberry Bars
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 sticks butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1-1/2 cups flour
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups of fresh whole cranberries
Spread in a 9x13 pan
Bake at 350* for 1 hour
I found that letting them cool a little before cutting is a good thing. And first loosen around the edge of the pan; then cool some more before cutting into little bars. Little dainty bars are nice. First one may be hard to get out, but continue loosening from the bottom with a pancake turner. I did sprinkle them with a little powdered sugar and they look so pretty and taste heavenly.
Thanks to my favorite flower shop in New Lenox, "Bella Fiori".