Friday, December 07, 2007

My Daily Ramblings...

What a GREAT week! It has been so nice to have healthy little ones! This week I was able to bake banana bread, two kinds of cookies (chocolate chip and oatmeal crispies) and make 3 gallon bags of Tic Tac Toe Mix. Yum!

Today we got up late. lol First time in a MONTH! It was so nice to wake up before Sophia. As soon as I was dressed for the day, we loaded everyone up and I took them to the park. It was such a nice day. We all had a great time! After the park, I took the kids to Larry's Giant Subs for lunch and then ran into FoodLion. They were having a sale on whole chickens. I bought 8 and have them all cooking right now.LOL 5 in my big roaster, 2 in my big crockpot, and 1 in my little crockpot. Guess what we're having for dinner? LOL

After they are all done, I'll make some chicken broth and get everything in the freezer. It sure is nice to have this in the freezer for busy or sick days! It sure saved me this past month.

Once I got the chicken cooking, Allison and I made Tic Tac Toe mix. It's sooooo good! Just mix chex cereal, cheerios, pretzels, and m&m's together in a bowl and then pour melted white chocolate chips on top. Mix and spread on to baking sheets and let dry. I got this recipe on SHS a few years ago. It makes a wonderful Christmas gift!

Right after we got that mixed up, I ran to WinnDixie. They were having ground beef on sale, along with sugar and their brand of canned veggies. I bought 12 pounds of beef, 20 cans of veggies, and 2 bags of sugar.LOL I don't think I'll be needing chicken or beef for a

I came home divided up the meat and got that into the freezer. Then I started cleaning up the mess. What a mess we made! I'm thankful to have all that done though!

Well, here's my fancy schmancy cookie recipe...these are my kids very favorite cookie of all time! It was the very first cookie they asked for me to make...

Oatmeal Crispies...

3/4 pound of butter (3 sticks)
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/8 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cups oats(regular)
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Stir dry ingredients together in separate bowl and then add to wet ingredients slowly. Mix until combined.

Drop by tbsps onto baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between. They will spread. Bake until browned and crispy around the edges, about 8-10 minutes. Remove promptly from baking sheet onto paper towels to cool.

Makes about 48.



Debbie said...

Lisa, I am so glad the kiddos are feeling better! That is terrific.

What a full day you had...great job! I love having things in the freezer ready to go. We are running low and I need to get some more things made up.

Our weather has been very cold, windy and snowy, so no park days for us for a while.

De'Etta said...

WooHOO - you sound back to your normal self - I think you must be getting a bit more sleep. (Don't forget sleep is for wimps).

I'm so glad your children are all better - and WOW what a productive day you had.

Romany said...

It must be so nice to start to feel on top of things again.

I've been ill fore a couple of weeks now and am still tired but hope, with God's help, to be up and about properly again this week!

Praying you all stay healthy until at least after Christmas! {g}

Kristine said...

You are SO great about your baking. My baking today consisted of chicken tenders from Kroger deli and Stouffer mac and cheese. And Trevor had to microwave the Stouffers, lol.

Actually, I did bake that tic tac toe mix one year. (Does that count?) I love Chex, plain, with milk, Chex Mix, or with white chocolate!

Cynthia said...

WOW! You've been cooking up a storm!