Sunday, July 13, 2008

Oatmeal Cookies

Last night's activity was baking cookies with my grandson. It has been a long while since I've made cookies, but something about having a kid in the house makes me want to do all of those homemaker-ish kinds of things that I've strayed from. Now that he's a little older, he wants to help crack eggs and stir, and baking treats (like cookies) has more purpose. It's the experience. The trick was to make cookies out of the ingredients I already had, and a batch of old-fashioned oatmeal cookies were created. The recipe came from the back of the package of generic oatmeal from Von's (Safeway.) The recipe is nothing unusual, other than their recipe version called for a half teaspoon of ground nutmeg. I can't recall ever using nutmeg in oatmeal cookies before. They turned out great, but when everyone else came home they asked "why are you making cookies?" Has it really been THAT long? The recipe is basic, right off the oatmeal cannister/package. Take a peek at your own cannister of oatmeal.

I miss running.

Yesterday's song:
King Of The Road - Roger Miller - Simplypink


PEACE

6 comments:

AKA Alice said...

Running misses you too Irene :-( You'll be back. I too saw the UT article you posted about yesterday. I'm glad you saw it and it gave you hope.

Really, there's a song called Oatmeal Cookies? I had no idea...

wendy said...

Hey! thanks for stopping by - sooo, I take it you're sidelined at the moment? Can you remind me of the details as I'm too lazy to search?? =)

Evelyne said...

Banana Bread, Oatmeal cookies, Orange Spiced Tea, um, I'll be right over!!! It sounds so yummy in your kitchen!!

It shouldn't be long now, you'll be back to running very soon, I know it!

barbie2be said...

my assignment for last night was mock hostess cupcakes. :)

Faithful Soles said...

I love oatmeal cookies (ok, I love all cookies). You should post the recipe.

I hope you are back out and running soon. Take care.

Irene said...

AKA Alice,
I'm missing my running buddies with the track club! I might attempt to volunteer at one of the summer SDTC runs, that's if everything works out OK.
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I had to search for either an oatmeal or cookie song that I had not used yet. ;)

Wendy,
I posted a link on your blog. Thanks for visiting my blog, too!

Evelyne,
The Blog365 July theme is food. :)
It's forcing me to make more of my own stuff instead of just opening a package or getting take-out. They say I'll be running by fall, sometimes. I'm thinking late October or early November.

Barbie2be,
And you're not sharing???

Faithful Soles,
The recipe is on the back of the cannister of oatmeal. ;) LOL... but if you must have a recipe, here's a link to one that's off of recipezaar.com that comes close. Just add the 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg.
http://www.recipezaar.com/124590