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birthday girl!

The main reason we left town when we did was that my Grandmother turned 100 this month.  It was time for celebration.  I really did not get much time with my grandmother but I was able to give her a hug.  It really became a family reunion though.

These are the current youngest members of my family.  I have to admit that most everyone else did not sit still long enough for pictures to be taken.

Except the birthday girl.  Here she is with the Tall Short Person.

And with me.

The event was very DIY but did not feel DIY.  And my grandmother was just a social butterfly.  The event was held at her country club and there were so many people for her there.  The food was good. The slide show was lovely.

My Dad made cream cheese mints.  They come out for every special occasion because we do not buy mints.  He also made sour cream candies as the give away.  I feel the need to make them currently but I may need to wait for the humidity and heat to go down!

Cream Cheese Mints

8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

2 pounds powdered sugar

flavoring of your choice to your choice

food coloring of your choice

Put the cream cheese in a large bowl.  Add 1 pound of powdered sugar (no more!!!!!).  Mix the sugar in with a fork or pastry cutter.  Add flavor and coloring.  Add the last of the powdered sugar and mix in.  Take a small teaspoon of the mixture and roll into a ball.  Flatten.  You can add fork marks straight across or like for peanut butter cookies.

I was going to get pictures of these but the ended up into tummies too fast!  My Dad could have made another batch.  He add about a tablespoon of peppermint and we all liked how light the mint was.  He thought it could be stronger.  He also says you can make chocolate ones by adding enough cocoa and chocolate flavoring to taste.

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