Monday, February 9, 2015

Blah Day

No, I'm not depressed, just bored. It rained some last night, froze on the truck and ground overnight, snowed on top of that, and caused more backaches for the Mister. The best part is that we don't have to drive to work these days. Yea! The second best part is that we continue to have power and that means I bake while he blows snow. 

Today it is a batch (from scratch, of course) of oatmeal raisin cookies. Do you know how expensive butter is? Well, this recipe calls for two sticks. Butter makes them just the right consistency and gives the best flavor. YES! I made exactly 66 of these this morning and we ate 6, of course. Gotta keep nice numbers. 

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You would have laughed at me stirring and fighting the mixing in of the oatmeal and raisins! These delights are labor intensive for me. They are worth the work. The Mister had to clear out the end of our short driveway twice today because the road department really plugs it every time they go by. The first clear out at 9AM consisted of very large and frozen clumps and was a labor intensive project for him as well. 

Guess what! It's snowing A G A I N !!!!


  1. a very nice day, me thinks! yum on the cookies!

  2. The cookies look so good. I'm coming over!

  3. I'll put the coffee on. I don't know if you heard but we got some snow as well. I'm surprised I don't have any aches or pains despite all the shoveling I have done.

  4. First the image of the thermometer in the previous post...shiver!!

    And then, the warm, fresh, home made from scratch oatmeal delightful in fragrance and taste. Yep, butter is expensive, but so is margarine if you want the 'good' stuff. I'd prefer the REAL thing in baking AND as a spread anyway.