we had a little discussion on facebook the other day on all the names of these wonderful cookies.... one thing we all agreed on.... they are delicious.. Just thinking about them led me to the kitchen to make a batch....
I ate my first one in Lexington KY...I was 4 years old. My dad was in Bible College, my mom working on translating the writings of Henry Clay at the University of Kentucky, and I was safely tucked in at Mrs Whites. I can still hear her crooning as she rocked a baby. She wore her hair wrapped around this little wire thing that wrapped it around her head just so.... but I digress.... she made these mouth water gems that changed my cookie life forever.
2 c. white sugar 3 tbsp. cocoa 1/2 cup butter 1/2 c. milk 1 tsp. vanilla
above ingredients. Put on heat and let come to boil, then cook 2
minutes, after it comes to a boil. Take from heat, add 1/2 cup peanut
butter and 3 cups quick oatmeal. Mix well. Drop by teaspoon on waxed
paper. Let harden. No baking needed.
I made mine yesterday in mini muffin tins that had been sprayed with butter spray... they were a nice bite size treat....
PS: after a quick google I found out the dear lady wore a Gibson Roll hair do.... might have to sport one to work.... tooo charming!!
Pray for the troops... and have a fine day... all day long
1: It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:
2: To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,
3: Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound.
4: For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands.
5: O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep.
6: A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.
Christopher came down with a good old fashioned cold over the weekend. Add that to the cold weather we have been having and it seemed perfect to make homemade chicken noodle soup. My friend Beth @ Lighthouse keeper makes the best chicken noodle soup... this stuff is pure comfort food.
I will copy the recipe below... but you can find this recipe... and other yummies on her recipe blog
OLD FASHIONED CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
6 cups chicken broth or homemade stock 2 cups diced cooked chicken 2 Tbl. olive oil 5 cloves of fresh garlic, crushed & minced 1 onion, chopped 1" piece of fresh gingerroot, peeled and minced 2 cups chopped carrots 1 cup chopped celery 2 cups leftover cooked brown rice, or cooked fine egg noodles 1 tsp. salt 1/8 - 1/4 tsp cayenne ( depends on your taste!) 1 tsp. ground thyme 1 tsp. savory 1 cup cooked peas
a lg. pot, saute the onion and celery in the oil until softened; add
the garlic and ginger and saute another 1-2 minutes. Add the broth and
carrots, and simmer until carrots are tender - 15-20 minutes. Add salt
and herbs. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and add cooked chicken,
rice or noodles and peas; adjust seasoning to taste.
.Pray for the troops... and have a fine day.... all day long!.
..This week has been a whirlwind... Everyday there was an appointment... work or errands... to that with an MSG allergic reaction one evening and I was wiped out!
I did manage to visit the new Alice.com and I must say I am smitten! Getting a Sunday paper and clipping coupons is a bit of a chore for us since we live 8 miles out of a town whose local paper runs on Mon and Thurs. and has NO coupons...so when I read about a site WITH FREE SHIPPING and coupons you apply on line I jumped on it. I just place my first order and bought several items... Suave shampoo ( which we use) ran .60 a bottle after they applied the online coupons... ( just an example here) I think if you look at many items you use and shop their coupon deals it might be cheaper to order this way if you live in no mans land...
Part of our shop local/ shop in season project sent Chris to the Farmers Market for apples... the bonus.... 50lbsof NC grown onions.... so I'll be processing onions today while making applesauce ( checkout soulemama ) and apple dumplings ( check out Pioneer Woman) and apple crisps ( which I consider breakfast food...
Perfect for a rainy day.....
Butter a 9X9 or 8X*8 baking dish
peel ( or not) and core 3 large apples
place in dish
mix 1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup softened butter
spread over top of apples ...place in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes...
eat warm..cold... ice cream optional..
Pray for the troops..and have a fine day...all day long!
Yesterday was so cold and dreary . On days like that when everyone but me has to be out and about..I love to light an autumn scented candle, bake something tasty, and simmer a pot of soup.
When we were at Myrtle Beach my Grams mentioned that my uncle liked to eat beans and kielbasa instead of a ham bone. Since I had presoaked a batch of pintos and had a kielbasa int eh fridge I decided to try it. I chopped up an large onion and the kielbasa and sat the mixture to boil....after it boiled for a half hour I turned down to simmer and threw in a package of taco seasoning I had in the pantry that we got for free with the ElPaso deal a few weeks back.
..A skillet of hot cornbread and some warm tortillas and we were in hog heaven! this will surely go in the soup rotation for the fall/winter season...
Here is the break down
seasoning :packet free
cornbread: .75 ( eggs free..cornmeal in bulk..1/3 cup milk and 1/3 cup sugar)
tortillas :also free with coupon
Christopher is the only one who had the tortillas with it...Chris and I both had cornbread....
Tomorrow I will share the recipe for homemade taco seasoning mix that will keep the cost down when there is not a coupon for the seasoning...
Pray for the troops...and have a fine day...all day long!
Many nights after a busy day I look forward to a cup of chamomile tea, jammies and a good book. I have tried several types of chamomile and even harvest what I can of our own here at End of the Road.... but hte special treat after a very long day is Republic of Tea Chamomile lemon to me this requires nothing but a plop of honey to make it wonderful....I sleep like a baby after one cup. I so understand why Peter Rabbit's mother put him to bed with a cup of it after his harrowing day with the farmer. when my own children were little i too would fix them chamomile tea and toast . Jamie, when he was no more then 2 would ask for cammy meal tea...
After watching the Ken Burns special National Parks, i dug out tow of the books on our selves by John Muir funny how they had sat there for all this time un touched..and now we can't get enough. These will surely go into my Book Across the States reading.. Currently Chris and I are reading a Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf together and I am reading National Parks. I am scouring paperbackswap ( which if you have not used them I suggest you do) and half dot com for some of his other books.
Yesterday the smell of peanutbutter cookies was all through the house... not for me but for the Pups!
cups whole-wheat flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 375'F. In a bowl, combine flour and baking
powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk, then add to
dry ingredients and mix well. Place dough on a lightly floured surface
and knead. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and use a cookie cutter
to cut out shapes. Bake for 20 minutes on a greased baking sheet
until lightly brown. Cool on a rack, then store in an airtight container.
--- This is the original recipe, but I have found the cookies burn
The dogs LOVED them. A couple of years ago I bought a dog bone shaped cookie cutter when we visited Mast General store ..These made several big dog treats ( our dogs are over 100 lbs each)..
Busy day today....
Pray for the troops...and have a fine day...all day long!
..The Blue Star Moms chapter 7 of NC held a huge yard sale this morning in Wake Forest . Not only did we raise over 800.00 for the troop Christmas packages, but we moms ( and dads) had a ton of fun....
My Honee was a great help to everyone and enjoyed visiting with the other dads
sometimes its good to be Queen ( a at least a princess)
We finished the morning with lunch at Chili's with Mom in law....
Continue to pray for the troops...and have a fine day....all day long!