Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Forget Me Not Fairy Tale And Recipe

My grandkids love
coming to my house
because I believe in
Fairy Tales.
Yes..and I live
 in a very, very
Fractured Fairy Tale
We just call it
Nana's Fairy Tale.
There is a
resident fairy
that leaves tiny
gifts in the
litte hidey-holes
built into the steps
that you can read about

This comes from one
of my favorite
Fairy Books
Flower Fairies
of the

Where do fairy babies lie
Till they're old enough to fly?
Here's a likely place, I think,
'Mid these flowers, blue and pink.
(Pink for girls and blue for boys;
Pretty things for babies' toys!)
Let up peep now, gently. Why,
Fairy baby, here you lie!

Kicking there, with no one by,
Baby dear, how good you lie!
All alone, but O, you're not~
You could never be forgot!
O how glad I am I've found you,
With Forget-me-nots around you,
Blue, the color of the sky!
Fairy baby, Hushaby!

Take a moment...
just a moment..
to slip back into
the magic of
to watch for fairies
and moonbeams on
Forget the cares of the
everyday world
and become a child again...
just for a moment.
You'll be glad you did.
I promise!
while you are
taking a moment
to smell the flowers..
make these..
 that taste like
the fairies made them..
They literally
MELT in your

2 egg whites
½ cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
(or almonds-I like almonds)
½ teaspoon vanilla (or almond)
Makes 36 cookies
1. Set the oven rack in the middle position. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Line two 14 inch by 16 inch baking sheets with parchment paper.
3. Place egg whites in the bowl and use a mixer with a
whisk attachment. Whip until foamy.
4. Gradually add sugar and beat until stiff but not dry.
5. Fold in salt, chocolate chips, walnuts, and vanilla.
6. Drop by teaspoons onto baking sheet. Place in preheated oven. Close door and turn off oven.
7. Do not open door. Keep cookies in oven for 6 hours or over night until cool. Peel cookies carefully from parchment paper.

Make these early in the morning
for afternoon tea
with the fairies
and share them with
"little friends"
that call you Nana.
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Tete said...

I do believe in fairies, I do, I do...

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yes, we should act like kids once in a while. Children grow up to fast these days. They start dressing older and wanting to do things that we used to do when we got older. They just don't realize they will be older soon enough. Those cookies look yummy and I think I have everything here to make them.

Karen said...

You are a very cool grandmother indeed :-)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

If you have a kitty and notice milk is missing from her bowl each morning, it may be the fairies helping themselves. They like milk. Did you know that? And baby fairies nestle down in morning glories. :) We have an opening at the foot of the old wild cherry tree and I know for a fact that some fairies live there. I found one of their wands laying there one day.

Diana, You ask what I will be wearing to the wedding party celebration. The invite says casual elegance. LOL...whatever that means. I should know. It was my idea. Jeans with ruffles on the leg bottoms maybe? I bought a pair of peep toe gray silk flats a couple of months ago. Now all I have to do is find just the right outfit to go with them. xoxo

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh,, what a beutiful story,, just lovely,, I think that you make one heck of Nana,those grand kids are so very lucky to have some one like you in their lives,, full of laughter and smiles, an imagination that is just such a gift,, I love that you have done this for you sweet grandchildren,, I wish I had a Nana like you,,have a beautiful sunday!,, I know you will,

The enchanted home said...

That is so sweet and such a lovely story!! Love should make a book....when I come back in my next life, can I come back as your granddaughter? Pretty please?
You are a gift to not only your famiy but to us here in blogland as well...always enjoy hearing what you have to say!
Stop by, doing a great new giveaway, a gorgeous Kilim bench!

Patty said...

I love the little hidey-holes! Such a cute idea and a great way to use otherwise wasted space.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is a sweet more than one way! I too believed in fairies and played with my imaginary friends as a child. I'd like to believe they are all still around!


Rebecca said...

You always remind me that having fun is sooo important when raising children. I didn't have nearly enough fun when I was little. Not nearly enough. Everything was always serious. Too serious.

Thanks for the brevity! :) I needed it today.

Love you girly~


tales from an oc cottage said...

I want a hidey hole! How FUN!!!!!!

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⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

My AUnt used to make these cookies. Diana if you were my gramma I would love coming to your house are the coolest!

Julie Harward said...

Ohhh, darling and I love the cookie recipe too..YUM! :D

sissie said...

Hi Diana,
What a lovely post. I still see the fairies in the garden at night. They love to come out and play in the moonlight.


Sweet Tea said...

I believe. I believe.
(I'm off and running to see if the Fairies have left cookies outside my house.)

Gina said...

I'm clapping my hands because I believe in are one fun grandma!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Diana Sweetie...
I do believe, I do believe. I love fairies and I know they flitter about in my garden. I have seen them often among the flowers, and sometimes if I listen very closely I am sure I can hear the singing of a little angel fairy.

Love the cookie recipe. I will have to give them a try. They look wonderful and sound yummy.

Thank you for a magical Sunday evening post. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What a very lovely and sweet post. You are such a wonderful Nana and your grandchildren are very blessed to have you in their lives...and I know you feel blessed to have them. I love your beautiful and loving spirit and imagination.
I guess Blogger has been up to it's old tricks. Several wrote that they lost their followers for a day or two. Yesterday I lost my current post in the morning and it came back in the evening published as a new post!
I was going to post today but will wait until tomorrow morning when things settle down.
Have a great evening and keep an eye out for those lovely fairies. Thanks, Diana.

blessedmom's simple home said...

Oh yummy! You must be the best Nana in the world :)

Simply Debbie said...

Happy Early Monday Morning,
You are an over the top know how I feel about you, Sweet Cheeks and Fairies. This forget-me-not-fairie is just precious.
Yes, I do load my pictures up from my computer per blogger...I have never done any thing different but it is not ironing itself out. I wish someone could give me the phone number to blogger because they certainly can take everything away, saying it doesn't exist but I have to sign everything Simply Debbie but yet to get to the new blog...I have to type it in every single time because the history on my computer does not recognize or retain it....just simply debbie but that goes to a dead end....oh well....such is life
Thank you for being such a friend and trying to help.
angel hugs
much love
simply debbie

WeeFaerie said...

I love Cicely Mary Barker and your cookies look delightful! I think I would have them with blackberries and a thimble full of nectar :)

Elyse said...

awwww ... your little ones are so lucky to have a sweet fairy-in-disguise going by the name of nana. {i'll never tell}

enjoy ~