Monday, January 9, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!

My birthday is at the end of the month but my sister, who lives in New Mexico, was coming this way to shop and go to the Dr....there isn't much in the way of shopping or specialists in the little town where she lives....and she brought me a present.  Of course I opened it right then...told her I may not live til the never can tell!   If I had thought about it I would have taken her picture.  I met her at PetSmart because I live way north of town.  She gave me a New Mexico birthday along with this note....
  • a NM mug because you and New Mexico have a birthday this month.  The state is 100 this month and I will be 58.  I am only 42 years younger than the state in which I was born??? Gee, I feel old.
  • Hot Chocolate because you spill yours and need some more (LOL! Got that right!  I have hot chocolate every night when I go to bed and some times in the mornings.  A while back I was having some on a cold morning and dropped the full mug in the middle of my living room carpet.  I'm just naturally clumsy)
  • Biscochitos because they are the New Mexico state cookie and I personally love them.  I have never had these before.  I haven't lived in New Mexico since about 1987.  Oh my goodness, are these GOOD cookies.  I have never met a cookie I didn't like but these are extra good.
  • Socks because I like the way these feel and I was told you are suppose to sleep in them to make your feet soft.  They are aloe vera socks.  Every time I run across them at Kohls, Walmart, etc I feel these socks and think about buying them but I never have.  I have wanted some for a long I have some!!! They feel wonderful.
  • Book because I really enjoyed reading this book written by a Tucumcari native and about a place in Quay County.  My sister and I grew up in Tucumcari, Quay County, NM.  I haven't had a chance to read this yet....I just got home, but it is about Puerto Canyon.  I don't know a thing about Puerto Canyon but I will by bedtime.
  • Lotion because I love this lotion. Well this is cool!  It is a lotion bar like a small bar of soap.  You rub it on your hands, then rub you hands together and it makes you skin feel really nice.  A woman in Tucumcari makes them.  You can purchase a bar at the museum in Tucumcari.I was hoping she had a web address I could list here but there wasn"t one on the label. 
Thank you, big sister!  I love all of it.  I have already eaten several cookies....I love cookies!  I googled "biscochitos" and found this recipe-----


Anonymous said...

I do not think the cookie lady uses alcohol, but you never know. My sister tells me, don't ask, don't tell. But all native New Mexicans use lard and alcohol, so I would imagine this recipe is pretty close. I do love these cookies, and have eaten them more years than I care to post here. A true Christmas tradition. Well, that and tamales and posole.

Carol said...

Well, what ever she uses they sure are good cookies. Thank you for introducing them to me!