Aug 25, 2011

Cowboy Cookies

Another recipe from my cousin Katy, who is also the organizer of the dinner group I belong to. Katy's cooking never fails to please. Anyway, Katy made a batch of these cowboy cookies the other night, and I had to have the recipe! Who doesn't love a good oatmeal chocolate chip cookie?

Cream together:
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs

Add dry ingredients:
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Add other ingredients:
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 - 2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups rolled oats

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Drop onto greased baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes. Makes about 5 dozen cookies. You can also roll the dough in plastic wrap and store in the fridge. When you want to bake them, cut off slices and bake them.

Aug 13, 2011

Favorite Easy Meals and Snacks

This won't surprise anyone who knows me, but there are frequently times when I don't want to put hardly any effort at all into whipping up a meal or a snack. I'm either lazy or in a hurry. And I just want something that is tasty and that requires a minimum of effort. Below is a list of some of the things I like to eat in such circumstances.

Favorite quick meals
--IKEA Swedish pancakes with maple syrup, fresh fruit, powdered sugar, and a little whipped cream
--Grilled cheese sandwich
--Egg salad sandwich
--French toast
--Cold cereal
--Egg in a basket
--Bagel and cream cheese
--Rotisserie chicken
--Hot dog

Favorite quick snacks
--Frozen fresh blueberries
--Graham crackers and milk
--Ritz crackers and flavored cream cheese (chive and onion or garden vegetable)
--Toast and apricot jam
--Fresh tomatoes with homemade salad dressing
--Chocolate milk

What do YOU like to eat when you are feeling like the last thing you want to do is cook?