Back again! And with a recipe at that! I’ve actually been getting some baking on lately, which has been great. Feels great, tastes great, love it. You get the gist. It feels so good to create good tasting things .
In other news:
- My baby is a whole 6 months old already! She’s such a blessing to us.
- We’ve been having some pretty great weather, which is helping mightily at keeping me sane.
- Hubby is still home on parental leave (SCORE!).
- I’ve started running again for the first time in three years!
That last thing there, let me tell you! It’s feeling so good. (I mean, it hurts like heck… but it feels A-mazing to be running again!)
Hubby being home on parental leave has been such a great thing for us. Spending every day as a whole family, sometimes is a bit crazy, but is nonetheless wonderful. Daddy gets to play outside with the boys, while Mommy feeds Briar. It works great.
Back to the food ordeal. I stumbled on this recipe in an old church cookbook. It’s pretty great, because it’s a shortbread-oatmeal cookie cross. So, it’s basically fantastic. If you decide to eat most of the cookies raw, there will be no judging from me. (I may or may not have done the same thing.) They are nice and chewy from the oatmeal, and the perfect sweet from the brown sugar shortbread base.
Have I ever mentioned that brown sugar, butter, and oats are my greatest weakness? Because they are. And I do love them ever so much.
Canadian Oatmeal Shortbread
Taken from Canadian Lutheran Ladies, Family Favourites Cookbook
1 cup margarine, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup flour
Cream margarine and sugars. Add vanilla, and beat until fluffy. (Or use a wooden spoon, like me!) Stir in flour, baking soda and oats. Chill in fridge. Roll into balls, and flatten with a fork. Bake at 350 for 9-11 mins.
NOTE: If you’re like me and don’t have the time/patience to chill anything in the fridge [ever], use a cookie scoop and dollop those cookies on the pan. That way they won’t stick to your fingers – which is the purpose of chilling.
Of course, no post is complete without more kid photos.