Thursday, August 13, 2009

While I'm Recovering From Surgery......

I had my foot surgery on Tuesday and all is well. :-) It's nice to have the surgery part over with.

Now for the recovery......six weeks is a long time, but I know it will go by quickly. I have to stay in bed with my foot propped up for 8 more days. I figured while I'm doing that, and I have my netbook here to be on the internet, I might as well show you a few cookie pics from the Ukraine. :-)

I had the opportunity to buy some cookies at the local market one day. Here is a sugar cookie they offered. It had a bit of jam in the middle and sugar all over the top. It was rather bland tasting to me, but it was fun to experience a sugar cookie Ukrainian style.


We had a tea party for the elderly where we offered them cakes, cookies, fruit and candy. Wow....what a big sugar feast. The cakes in the Ukraine are really different than what we are use to. They have fruit filling or various other flavored fillings. Each cake is a unique combination of it's own. There was a type of cheese cake that was pretty yummy......but I thought it interesting that it was not refrigerated. Then there was one cake that had jello pieces in the filling part. Very interesting. I loved the variety of cookies they offered. They had lots of kinds and I enjoyed them all (I am cookie crazie, remember?). We had plates and plates of all these desserts and what the people didn't eat (and trust me, they ate a lot, because they don't ordinarly get these kinds of treats) they took home the leftovers in little plastic bags. It made me realize once again, how spoiled we Americans really are.


Finally, here's a pic of the boxes of cookies offered in the grocery store. You can buy a full box of them, which is quite a lot of cookies, or in this store, you could buy individual cookies. My favorite cookie was this pastry type cookie with lots of layers. Yum!


That's all for now. I don't have any more cookie pics to offer until I start decorating in mid-to-late September......so it will be a while until I have something to offer this blog. Hopefully I can come up with lots of great ideas for fall and winter cookies while I sit here. =)

7 comments:

Bea said...

Hi, Pam! I'm happy you are back, and that your surgery went fine... I love to hear what people from other countries eat, and how we are so different and yet the same... guess COOKIES make everybody crazie :)

CookieCrazieLady said...

Thanks Bea. I love to hear about other countries too. Yep....we are all COOKIE CRAZIE. ;-)

Linda L. said...

Welcome home, and glad your surgery went well. I am sure you received many blessings on your trip!
I have a cookie question for you. In some of your pictures, you show round cookies cooling on your new counter, on wax paper. Do you use cooling racks, or just lay them out? I also have a large counter, and only a couple of racks, so it would be great to just lay them out.
My daughter and son-in-law are going to Liberia with their church in January. I have enjoyed learning about your cookies to raise money.

CookieCrazieLady said...

Hi Linda. I usually let my cookies cool on the pans, and then I put them on wax paper when I'm ready to decorate them (or I put them in Tupperware type containers to store for the next day). If you put warm cookies on wax paper, they usually stick to it, but maybe you could use parchment paper.

So are you going to try to raise money for the Liberia trip? I'm so glad that I could inspire you in that way. :-)

Linda L. said...

I am thinking about it. I sent you a private email with a question about that. I think it could work well- did you have good success $-wise?

CookieCrazieLady said...

Yes, Linda. I was very successful. In four months, I made $2000!

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