While it never gets truly cold here in gorgeous Southwest Florida (after all, isn’t that why we’re here?), according to the National Weather Service, it actually got down to a frigid low 27 degrees on Christmas Eve of 1989. But, if you compare it to what the folks in Indiana in January of 1994 dealt with, which was 37 degrees below zero; our short little winters are downright balmy. Either way cooking on your ovens and cooktops is definitely a holiday activity, right?
Still, when there’s a little chill in the air and the Christmas tree is sparkling, there’s nothing more comforting than comfort food – and we’re not talking sushi, or a salad, or even soup – comfort food means macaroni and cheese, casseroles, and things made out of dough. Just out of the oven Christmas cookies are comforting, hot from the stove oatmeal is stick-to-your ribs delicious, and pretty much anything with cinnamon in it brings back memories of grandparents and fireplaces for the holidays.
At Home-Tech, we can’t provide snow or frost to get you into the holiday spirit, but we can provide you with state-of-the-art ovens and cooktops that will make your holiday comfort food come to life – like wall ovens in a variety of sizes. There are also rebates on fabulously reviewed KitchenAid and Maytag cooktops.
Stop by our showroom and check out some of the models – and once you get one home, give Grandma’s homemade, comforting holiday cookies a try to keep you warm on a 70 degree Southwest Florida night. You know these are from back in the day, well, because Jell-O.
Colorful Holiday Jell-O Cookies
- 3/4 cup margarine or butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 (3 ounce) package Jello (any flavor/color)
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
Cream margarine, sugar, jello and eggs together in a medium to large bowl.
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
Roll dough into small balls and place on a greased and floured cookie sheet.
Flatten each with a fork.
Bake 6-8 minutes at 350 degrees or until lightly browned at the edges.