Saturday, September 22, 2012

Independence Day means..... cookies.

Belize celebrated their 31st year of independence yesterday, and there were parade and parties all over the country - from Corozal to Toledo and everywhere in between.

I, of course, didn't go to any of them....
All of our workers have the weekend off, obviously, so Trip and I stayed home and listened to some of the events on the radio. (What decade are we in again?)

I searched for a good picture to borrow so I can show you ho dressed up people get for the Independence Day Parades, and found this great one from the San Pedro Sun.


I was in San Pedro last year for Independence Day, but I didn't get to see the parade then, either, because I had to bartend at Pedro's while it was going on. I did get out of there in time to catch the fireworks show, though, and that was pretty cool.

Anyway... in addition to being a holiday yesterday, it as also our anniversary, so Trip and I ditched most of the chores for the day and made some cookies to munch on...

Peanut Butter, Cinnamon, Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cup flour                                         2 eggs
3/4 cup brown sugar                                1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup white sugar                                  3/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp salt                                               1 cup softened butter
3/4 cup cinnamon                                     Chocolate!

1 tsp baking soda

In a medium sized bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt. Put to side.

In a large bowl, mix together butter, peanut butter, vanilla, brown and white sugar. Add eggs and continue to mix until well blended.

A little bit at a time, add the flour mixture into the large bowl and mix well until all ingredients are combined. Add chocolate chips/chocolate chunks.

Roll into balls, place on baking sheet, and bake for 6-8 minutes in a 350degree oven.

Happy Independence Day, Belize!


  1. Happy Independence Day! We came in one year right on Independence Day and there was a lady giving out little pins of the BElize flag and bracelets at luggage claim area of the airport. I showed her my Belize flag tattoo and she gave me one of each! yeah!
    We are getting 2 steer calves tomorrow. When I see you I'll tell you how that is going in case you and Trip want to get some cattle.

  2. You have a Belize flag tattoo?! I wanna see it!!
    Hmmm.... you just gave me an idea - Requesting everyone's Belize tattoos for a blog post.

    I definitely want to know how it goes with the steers - we're holding off on any new animals for now, just until we get a proper barn built for the goats and future horses, and we need to replenish our wallet for a while... but in the future, I think, we'll be open to bringing in more livestock.