Sunday, February 24, 2008

It has been busy -- be thankful.

I went through all my fabric with the intent to make a quilt entirely of what I have. So I have pulled out fabric for 3 large quilts and a baby quilt. Baby quilts being what they are, I finished that one first. The batik square placement was entirely random. For a change. It is backed in flannel. I even had batting for this one.
She might not want to use it if she actually wants the baby to go to sleep.
I was going to post a while back, complaining about my health problems: Specifically, that one of my thyroid medications conflicts with decongestants and ibuprofen, and I had a doozy of a cold. Until I remembered that I have one friend with stage 4 colon cancer, two friends with breast cancer, one friend who might have ovarian cancer...and that doesn't include other serious diseases.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

a recipe

The other day at the store, my daughter said: "Can I make cookie dough, I mean cookies?" Being a sucker for both, I said yes. My mom got this recipe from Sunset Magazine in the early 60s. I've had to decrease the butter (they tended to spread out and fry) and eliminate the words "or Margarine"!!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

3/4 pound butter

1 cup white sugar

1 cup packed brown sugar (7 oz, it is easier)

-- cream these together --

2 eggs

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp vanilla

-- mix these together --

2 cups flour

1 1/2 cups oatmeal

-- add, 1 cup at a time --

semi-sweet chocolate chips to taste-- add, probably by hand at this point

drop on ungreased cookie sheet, bake 350 degrees about 10-12 minutes

I add 12 oz of chocolate chips because I like them that way -- some cookies are more chocolate than anything else! My daughter, who is obviously adopted, adds them to the tune of 1 chip per cookie. My husband prefers 0 per cookie. Go figure. (More chocolate for me!) These are really chewy, and it is OK to undercook them a little.

My Korean girl just made these. She said the dough was good too. But most it it got made into cookies. We made 4 cookies for my husband before adding the chocolate chips. Then he actually wanted chips, so I put a single chip on the top of each cookie.

Actually, all our exchange students have liked this recipe. Especially the German Kid, but he was a 16 year old boy who grew 6 inches while he was here. So that is hardly a measure, although he did take the recipe home.