atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#6464: The star of Bethlehem

This explains it pretty clearly. Jupiter in conjunction with Regulus, three times in a single year.

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Walmart is closed today. Me, I've taken two calls since starting my shift. On Christmas Day. But I'm at home so it's okay.

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Last night we got perhaps ten minutes into the George C. Scott version of Christmas Carol when I realized we didn't have any cookies.

We had determined that whatever Christmas cookies we made would include a batch of peanut butter cookies, but I couldn't find any pre-made dough while shopping, and it kind of fell by the wayside. But I had the ingredients, so I set out to make them using a recipe I found on-line.

The cookies in the first three dozen each got a Hershey's kiss atop it. Thereafter I made regular cookies, and ended up with another couple dozen of those. I think, in fact, it ended up being a total of six dozen cookies.

Why is it that when I make cookies on Christmas Eve there always ends up being a ton of them? That happened with the chocolate chip cookies I made one year; I accidentally made a double batch--but this was just the straight recipe. A cup of peanut butter, a cup of butter, one cup each of white and brown sugars; two eggs, and 2.5 cups of flour. 1.5 tsp each of baking powder and baking soda, and half a teaspoon of salt. Pretty simple, all told, and bake in 375° oven for 10 minutes.

Mrs. Fungus watched Jingle All The Way while I baked. I never really cared for that movie myself, but she enjoys it.

They're a little less sweet than I like them, but that's really a matter of degree. I think if I'd sprinkled the normal ones with a little sugar (or rolled them in it as I sometimes do) they'd be perfect.

Anyway, we had a nice Christmas Eve, and it's looking like we'll have a pretty nice Christmas Day.

I hope everyone else is.

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