Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Back To Normal

With my sister moving to a regular hospital room (hopefully tomorrow) things should settle back down a little bit, and I'll be able to get some sewing done before Spring. That is my plan, anyhow. Thanks everyone for your good wishes - it really helped our spirits here in Ohio.


Tonight Jessie had girl scouts, Todd had fire meeting, and I feel like I ran all evening. I did manage to make some peanut butter cookies:



Now, before anyone tells me I am insane (which I am believing I am) - there is a great bulk food store not 5 minutes from my work. These peanut butter cookies went like this: dump bag into mixing bowl, add 1/4 c. of water, mix, roll into balls and bake for 10 minutes - and out comes 32 yummy cookies. I also brought bread flour, brownie mix, soup mix, cornbread mix and more cookie mixes and pizza crust mix. I did ask the lady if everything was grown locally, and she said "as local as they can get it."

I thought since I'm thinking of food, I'd also post a picture of the last of the groundhog cookies. Todd had 5 friends over last Saturday to go bunny hunting, and I fixed lunch and they inhaled lunch and the cookies. Good thing, as I'm sure these cookies are fattening:





Here is my recipe - these cookies stay moist and chewy for days on end:


Cut out cookies:

  1. 2 sticks parkay

  2. 2 sticks butter

  3. 2 Tbsp. vanilla

  4. 2 eggs

  5. 1 1/2 c. sugar

  6. 2 tsp.baking soda

  7. 6 c. flour


Mix and bake at 350 for 8 minutes (in my oven - the recipe says 12 - but we like ours barely done).



Frosting:

  1. 2 sticks parkay

  2. 1 spatula scoop regular crisco

  3. 2 tsp. vanilla

  4. 2 lbs. powdered sugar


Mix and add a little milk to the frosting until desired thickness is obtained.



Fattening yes with all the butter and crisco, but oh so yummy. Of course, when your children or grandchildren are taking them to school for groundhogs day, you need this as well:



Phil napkins, cups and cookie cutter. All purchased from the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce. Your kids will be a hit on groundhogs day.

Anyhow, I am determined that tomorrow, I will be back to sewing - I have GOT to get Tyler's quilt done, as well as some other smaller projects. Although, I think I am going to start with something small, just to get back in the groove. He hasn't asked about his quilt yet, so . . . .there may be time after all to get it done.

Thanks all,

Kris

2 comments:

Granny Lyn said...

no, no, Lynie, you can't have all the cookies, save some for everybody else...

But they look soooo good!

I printed the recipes, but I'd better wait till i'm off the diet,
geez oh pete they look good, tho
thanks for sharing,
lyn

sugarcreekfarm said...

I had to leave a comment to tell you that my husband clicked over here after you left on a comment on my blog. He said to tell you he likes your quilts :) His foster mom was a quilter and your quilts remind him of the ones she did.

Glad your sister's doing better. The cookies look insanely good!