What I do at work

March 24, 2010

Knit, sew, eat candy. Pretty good deal. We had a lot of down time today. I am thankful they let us do what we like when the computer system is down.

But you’d be surprised how many stitches you can do while leaving a voicemail. :)

Birthday!

March 23, 2010

Yesterday Tara and I turned 24. We weren’t together for the day, but we did eat the the same restaurant, just different cities! And both of our meals were the same! We love California Pizza Kitchen. The BLT pizza is amazing. And strawberry lemonade rules too.

I made a string quilt block pillow cover that lives on our couch (or floor….) and had lots of fabric strips left over to make mini-blocks. I think I’ll put a sashing of some sort around this for a 15 inch pillow form. Unless you have a better idea, which would be nice because we have plenty of pillows. Keep in mind this is an 8 inch block.

Look at me, I’ve blogged two days in a row!!

Breakfast Cookies

March 16, 2010

**I’m just going to pretend I haven’t skipped months of blogging**

I’ve made these cookies 3 times and still haven’t shared their greatness. I adapted the recipe from Ellie Krieger on the Food Network. She is a dietitian and has great recipes online. Here is the recipe for my version:

  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup craisins/raisins
  • 1/3 cup walnut/pecan pieces
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Place rack in center of oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Whisk together flours, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Combine butter, oil and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on high speed, scraping down sides if necessary, until sugar have dissolved and mixture is light in color, about 1 minute. Add egg, apple sauce and vanilla and beat an additional 30 seconds. Add flour mixture and beat an additional 30 seconds. Add oats, craisins, walnuts/pecans, and chocolate chips and mix over low speed just until incorporated. Dough will be slightly sticky and less cohesive than traditional cookie dough. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Using between 3 to 4 tablespoons of batter, form a ball and place on cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining batter, leaving about 3 inches between cookies. Wet hands and use palm of hand to flatten cookies until about 1/4-inch thick. Bake for 12 minutes, until cookies are fragrant but still soft. Let cookies cool slightly, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

I eat these cookies as snacks and for breakfast (if I’m in a hurry). They are so delicious and nutritious!

I just got an iPhone for my birthday, and I’m trying to figure out how to blog from it, which would be awesome. And I just downloaded the wordpress app and am typing this from my iPhone! Neat! I have lots of crafts to show you (whoever you are). Please don’t hate me for being gone so long!

Hahaha wow I just looked at this picture big online and I’d like to ask you to ignore the mess on the bottom of my oven.

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