Life is getting better!

April 25, 2008 at 10:28 am Leave a comment

Drew is now helping Robin out at Caros restaurant each weekday and he’s finding out he can still be a pretty darn good fry cook! lol  On Saturday, I’ve been setting up our “wares” inside where it has been dry and warm vs. the outdoor market where Mother Nature has not been so good.  Robin fixes a mean omelet and Drew mans the grill for lunch, so stop by and say “howdy” and enjoy some really good “joint” food!

The clothes lines have been busy all week with this gorgeous sun and light winds.  I’m trying to get a jump on the spring laundry before the rain and cold temps hit us next week.  I wish you all could have heard us last night when we crawled into bed.  The ooooh’s and aaaah’s were quite loud…you’d think we were doing something other than snuggling into our fresh smelling clean sheets!!!  I’m telling you that I will never go back to drying them in a clothes dryer again.  That outdoor fresh scent cannot be duplicated.

I’m still baking a bunch only now it seems to be more cookies than bread.  Drew is the bread eater in our family and he’s so darn tired when he gets home he really doesn’t want much food but he sure can find space for a cookie or two!  It’s fun to play with recipes.  I found myself without any eggs and I really wanted to bake…that’s not an easy task but I did a search, asked a few friends and came up with a recipe that Drew said tasted like store bought “Pecan Sandies.”  Not a pecan one in the recipe, but what the heck, he enjoyed them. 🙂

Here’s the recipe…

I made the “egg” thingie before I started mixing the rest of the stuff.

½ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon flour

1 ½ tablespoons water

Then I semi stole the recipe posted on Frugal Friends, with a bit of modification, for cookies

1 1/3 c flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspon baking powder

½ cup butter, softened

¾ c sugar

egg stuff

½ teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons peanut butter

½ c corn flakes, hand crushed

Preheat oven to 375. Mix the flour, baking soda and baking powder; set aside. In a medium bowl, cream the sugar and butter until smooth. Beat in egg stuff, peanut butter and vanilla. Gradually blend in dry ingredients. Stir in corn flakes. It’s stiff dough!!! Take about a tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball them semi press flat; place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

They are not very peanut buttery…just a hint. They are more on the dry vs. moist side…crunchy!  If I had ice cream I would love to try them in a homemade ice cream sandwich. I liked them, but what do I know about cookies!

Once the cookies were baked I headed outdoors and studied the weeds for ahwile before I decided that they just would not go away on their own.  😦  How come weeds can tolerate frost while my plants need to be covered?  I guess it must be those yard long roots that the buggers have.  I pulled, dug, cut, tugged and finally got two areas cleaned out and they look beautiful.  I had a “friend” helping me to get through the dreaded task! 🙂

 

See, weeding can be beautiful when friends help! 🙂

Remember, we are set up inside Caros each Saturday from 7 until 2 so stop by and say Hi! 

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