Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I warned you that life at our house was a little boring, right? It still is (I like it that way)! I guess I think that there needs to be something substantial to blog about in order to post, but maybe a few random pictures and a recipe will be good enough?
Picture #1 - I'm not much of a cook, but I can bake a mean batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. They're good. And when I make them they're gone in about an hour. Usually it's a Sunday afternoon activity but Mike needed to take an item to a potluck at work, so this was my offering! I'll include the recipe at the bottom.
Picture #2 - evidently this is how you do homework when you're 14... I'm racking my brain trying to remember ever laying on counter and working on my math . . . maybe it's an Alexandra thing?
Picture #3 - Connor conducting the flag ceremony at the scout court of honor last week. Gosh, it's hard to believe my little guy is almost twelve. AND almost ready to start working on his Eagle. A little deja vu going on . . .
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 stick (cup) butter flavored Crisco
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup or white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tps baking soda (or is it powder? the one in the orange box)
2 cups quick oats
1 cup chocolate chips ( I use half semi-sweet, half milk chocolate)
1 cup chopped nuts (optional, but so yummy with pecans)
Blend the shortening and sugars, add eggs and vanilla and cream well. Add flour, salt and baking soda all together and mix. Add the oats, then the chips and nuts, blending after each one. Bake by rounded cookie scoop on an ungreased pan at 350 for exactly ten minutes. Yum.