I don't even know what happened to July, and if I don't hurry up and post something, August is going to be halfway over.
Thank goodness for the photos I take with the intention of blog posts or I might not have a clue of where I've been and what I've done.
There was this adorable, very hard-working girl raising money to redecorate her room….
|her glasses were practically steaming up with her efforts|
A baby blanket off the needles and sent to the mother-to-be….
|This is Churchmouse Yarns Picot Edged Baby Blanket pattern|
and KnitPicks Comfy Worsted Yarn
I used Baah Yarn, La Jolla, in "Poison Ivy". This yarn is wonderful.
And I sewed another dress to coordinate with a cardigan I knit in the spring.
My vegetable garden has been producing abundantly. My freezer is stocked with green beans and I am eating these yellow pear tomatoes like they are candy.
|Sunset over the cornfield.|
And I got brave and veered out of the cookbook to make a better peanut butter cookie.
So I did.
Here is the basic recipe that I used for the dough:
1/2 c butter
1/2 c crunchy peanut butter
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1 c flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t salt
Mix butter and peanut butter; add sugars and mix well.
Add egg and beat well.
Sift the dry ingredients together and add to peanut butter mixture.
This is where I veered off the cookbook page….
I threw in a fat fistful of broken pretzel sticks and half a 12oz bag of Nestle's white chocolate chips. I did NOT chill the dough.I did not mold the dough into balls and dip them in sugar. I did not flatten the dough with a fork. Instead, I used a scoop to plop the dough onto silpat lined cookie sheets and baked them at 375 for 12 minutes.
It made less than 2 dozen cookie, though, which is good if you, like me, would probably just keep eating them until they were gone even when everyone around you has enough will power and restraint to walk away after 2 cookies. Like I said, they were good and I don't even really like Peanut Butter cookies.
The Young Lady starts school on Wednesday and we move the Young Man back to campus next week. As much as I dislike setting my alarm, I am ready to get back into a routine and on a schedule again. (And an alarm is a small price to pay for a daily dose of alone time.) WOOHOO!