ramblingtart » sharing stories and art with the world from Australia

Masthead header
ramblingtart bio picture

The Nice Thing About Tomorrows and Cranberry White Chocolate Scones

“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day
with no mistakes in it yet?”
L.M. Montgomery

Tomorrow is one of my favorite words.

It makes me feel hopeful and excited, it gives me something to look forward to. It makes whatever no good, very bad, perfectly awful things that happened Today lose their power to discourage and hamper.

I like that.

Over the holidays some no good, very bad things happened. Really painful things that crushed my spirit and left my body in a sorry state indeed.

But the thought of Tomorrow helped me.

Because things are always more manageable Tomorrow after a good sleep, a decent breakfast and a cuppa.

Tomorrow brings perspective and gives ruffled emotions a chance to settle down.

Tomorrow gives the opportunity to schedule things like quiet time to journal, meditate, read, or go for a walk.

All things that help us process painful situations better, that enable us to more readily forgive others and ourselves.

Tomorrow also gives us the chance to pick up the pieces of the day before and make something beautiful out of them.

For me that means gathering up the crumbs of a troubling situation and treasuring the good moments, cherishing hope that good moments will return one day.

It’s stepping back and listing all the oh-so-good things I have in my life to be grateful for: a dear man and dear friends who love me, a safe and beautiful place to live, fuzzy baby ducklings that wobble about and make me grin.

And it’s purposely putting some beauty back into the world each day through a kind word or a pretty picture or something delicious like Cranberry White Chocolate Scones.

I’m so grateful for a clean slate every single day, especially now, on the cusp of New Year’s Eve. How wonderful is the prospect of an entire year of clean slates! 🙂

What is one thing you do that helps you redeem a painful situation?

Cranberry White Chocolate Scones Recipe

Ingredients:

2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
zest of one lemon
1/2 cup butter
one bar white chocolate, cut in 1/2 inch chunks
1/2 cup to 1 cup dried cranberries
2/3 cup milk or cream
1 large egg
1 egg, beaten (for brushing top of scones)
raw sugar (to sprinkle on top of scones)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F or 210 degrees C.
  2. Stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and lemon zest.
  3. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Stir in white chocolate and cranberries.
  5. In cup whisk together milk and egg. Pour into flour mixture.
  6. Toss gently with a fork until mixture is just moistened.
  7. Dump onto lightly floured surface, and mix together with hands just until it holds together.
  8. Pat gently into circle 1/2-1 inch thick. Cut into triangles and place on baking sheet.
  9. Brush tops with beaten egg and sprinkle with raw sugar.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes until tops are golden brown.
  11. Serve warm alone or with butter or lightly sweetened whipped cream.

 

 

Email to a friend Work with me 69,109,97,105,108,32,109,101em liamE Subscribe by email Shop

Krista - Thank you so much, Valerie!! Wishing you a beautiful year. 🙂 xo

A Canadian Foodie - Happy Happy 2013. Krista!
XO
V

Krista - I will happily drink to that, Paradis! 🙂 Happy New Year to you!!

MlleParadis - Hoping for many better tomorrows for us all in 2013! Happy New Year Krista!

Krista - Thank you so much, @cf9509787f49c8b33d499022bd5145eb:disqus 🙂 You do understand perfectly. XO Wishing you a fantastic New Year. 🙂

Budget Jan - “It won’t last forever”, is certainly true and comforting. Nothing like a nice cuppa, a delicate flower, a loving husband and a quiet place. Happy 2013.

Krista - I’d completely forgotten about that line, @wanderingsheila:disqus 🙂 Scarlett is right!! Happy New Year to you too, dear friend. 🙂

Cathy - Your post made me think about ‘Gone with the Wind’ and Scarlett o’Hara saying that ‘tomorrow is another day’. I’m looking forward very much to 2013 and its adventures, as I’m sure you are, and I can’t wait to read about your Aussie life 🙂 Happy New Year Krista 🙂

Krista - Thank you so much, dear Val. 🙂 I will do my very best. XO Wishing you a wonderful, wonderful year. 🙂

bellini - I hope that 2013 is rich in experiences, filled with love and happiness Krista. Have a safe and happy New Year in your land down under. Smile often and those around you will too.

Krista - I’d completely forgotten how much I love that combo until Christmas came around this year, @knittingthemoment:disqus . 🙂 I love them so much!

Marie - White chocolate and cranberries are one of my favorite flavor combinations. The tangy cranberries go beautifully with the sweetness of the white chocolate. YUM. they look even better on a bright sunshiney day in Australia.

Krista - Thank heavens is right, @jenny_atasteoftravel:disqus 🙂 Things are already getting better, dear Jenny, and I’m so grateful. I know it will be a good year. Wishing you an absolutely wonderful 2013! XO

jenny_atasteoftravel - Thank heavens for tomorrow! I would love for today to be right for you Krista but hopefully all your tomorrows will be better in 2013. All the best for 2013…Happy New Year!

Krista - “It won’t last forever” – I love that, @twitter-286462118:disqus 🙂 So much. 🙂 Wishing you a beautiful and wonderful year. 🙂

Christina Fields - You’re so right. The hope of a new day and new year has a way of helping us manage the pain of today. Hang in there. It won’t last forever. You’re redeeming the ugly by offering light and beauty to the world in spite of your suffering. May 2013 be a wonderful year for you!
ps. Those scones look amazing!

Krista - Thank you so much, Andrea!! Wishing you and John an absolutely wonderful new year with good jobs, a home you love, and lots of adventure. 🙂 XO

Andrea and John - I like tomorrow too! Wishing you a wonderful 2013, Krista =)

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *

*

*