I am addressing this blog post to you because I knew that, out of all the people in the blogosphere, YOU would understand the epic proportions and possible dire circumstances of what I am about to say.
Are you ready?
This morning, there was an approximately 45 minute period of time during which I was unable to locate my oatmeal raisin cookie recipe.
I KNOW, RIGHT?!?!?!?!?!
I am sure you can appreciate the severity of my panic. I know you get it.
And, ya know, one cannot just google "best dadgum oatmeal raisin cookies EVER" and be guaranteed to get the desired results. Just ask my friend Sooz!!!!
Therefore, I am about to break all the rules of good baker-dom.
I realize that when one is asked to bring THOSE cookies to any event where a good cookie might be appreciated, one just does not share the recipe for THOSE cookies all willy-nilly. I understand that this sort of this is frowned upon by all the important and skilled bakers of this world. However, since you and I may be the only ones who ever see this blog post (and, just in case this ever happens again), I am prepared to take that risk.
So, here ya go:
1/2 Pound Butter (2 sticks) softened
1 Cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
1-1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1tsp Baking Soda
3 Cups Oats (quick OR old fashioned, uncooked ... duh)
1 Cup Raisins
(I add a smidge more of both brown and granulated sugar ... cause I can)
*Heat oven to 350
*Beat together butter and sugars until creamy
*Add eggs and vanilla, beat well
*Add combined flour, baking soda & cinnamon, mix well.
***I do the above with a hand mixer and, at this point in the process, switch to spoon mixing. If you continue on with mixer, you end up with crispier cookies. I like mine soft & squishy, so I switch***
*Stir in oats
*Stir in raisins
*Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet (I use parchment paper though)
*Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown
OK, there ya go. Now, we have it for all time ... or, until the internet dies. Ya know, kinda like all the mixed tapes we made back in the day so we would have that particular mix of songs for all time ... and now, not so much. LOL!
Thank you for understanding!
Oh, and, ya know, probably best not to share the recipe.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
*** Still trying to get the video to load, but HERE is a link to it in the mean time!***
Friday, November 22, 2013
On January 20, 1961 John F Kennedy was inaugurated as President of the United States of America.
**Now, before I go on, let me state for the record that I am not endorsing his politics. I honestly am not even sure that I KNOW what his politics were. So, I beg of you, please do not take this as any sort of POLITICAL statement. Instead, read this as an AMERICAN view point.**
In his inaugural address JFK spoke the following words"
what your country can do for you
—ask what you can do for your country."
Thursday, November 21, 2013
The first time I heard it, I had to pull over. Cause I couldn't see the road through the tears.
So, so, so good.
All about letting Him lead you to a place where only your faith in Him can keep you above the waters.
It's one of the best ... and hardest ... my favorite places in the world to be.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Twoggin ... it's like Bloggin, Twitter style.
Ya know, in 140 Characters or less. And, it's fun!!!
I declare it Twoggy Tuesday! Here we go...............
*Coffee ... Stat ... What? It's how I start EVERY day. COFFEE ... STAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*Amazing how quiet the house gets as that big loud bus rolls away.
*Jocelyn - her super power is messy. Miss Mess. I imagine her with a big, messy, red M on her chest.
*I am fairly certain I just saw a mouse run across my back patio and under the stairs. Call the trucks. Time to move.
*My husband knows just when to text or email me through the day at just the right time.
*His super power is Romance. We will not discuss his outfit. ... ahem ... **blush**
*I've discovered yet another fine British television drama. Their super power is TV. And it is good.
*I need pizza. And chocolate. And Mexican food.
*Hallmark Channel. Their super power is Christmas movies.
*I watch TV while I edit pictures. Could you tell? Little bit of an addict. Not ashamed. Much.
*Is it bad that I had music playing - and I was singing along - so loudly that I woke the baby up? Oopsies. Praise music does that to me. Gotta love Hillsong!
*All of my life, in every season, You are still God, I have a reason to praise. I have a reason to worship!
*Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the waters, where You would call me. Take me deeper than my feet would ever wander...
* ... and my faith would be made stronger in the presence of my Savior!!!
*Hattie just brought home a note that there is lice at school. SWEAR WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*I checked both heads. So far, so good. Bring on the hair spray and braids.
*Sophie brought home very little homework today. I said how happy I was that there was no math. "I did it at school mommy. Cause I know you're allergic to math". Well played child!!!
*This dark by 5pm thing is getting old. Benjamin Franklin is NOT my favorite right now.
*It's a "yank it from the cabinet, throw it in a pan, mix it up and say a prayer" kinda dinner tonight. In other words, tomorrow is pay day. Yep. Super swell!
*Hubby may or may not have just walked in to find me in the throws of my own private dance party. But hey, when you're on God's Great Dance Floor, ya gotta dance!
*Hubby reading to two little girls while I finish dinner ... I find myself wondering why God chose to give these people to ME ... so unworthy. So very thankful. Grace is my favorite.
*My salsa bowl lickin, ketchup pack milkin, tomato soup drinkin child just declared tomatoes "YUCKY!" I am so tempted to tell her, but then she may never eat veggies again!
*Teaching Hattie to wash her own hair is proving to be like ... like ... like ... well, like teach an autistic kid to wash her own hair. MAN it's a good thing she's cute.
*I still find it CRAZY that Sophie can read to me ... I mean, was she not just born last week???? Who told her it was ok to grow up? Sure wasn't me!!!
*My favorite sound in the world - listening to daddy tuck his girls in. They pray together and then they giggle together and then they I love you each other. My dreams come true.