Friday, December 9, 2016
Raisins, Not My Fav...
After another night of eating with BookClub #2 (the 2nd Thursday of the month club) I am off to the grocery to buy the fixins for oatmeal raisin cookies. Our church is having a Christmas Cookie Sale tomorrow. I am not much of a baker, nor a cook since it's only me, but guilt pushed me into volunteering when one lady pleaded with someone to take her place in baking oatmeal/raisin cookies. She recently had surgery and wasn't feeling up to baking, so how could I say no to that request. I went to my favorite idea place to search for a recipe, Pinterest ofcourse, and found one that claims to be the best. (I think most of the recipes on Pinterest are the best cookie, the best lasagna, the best chicken, the best cranberry) For Thanksgiving I prepared a couple of crock pot veggie recipes from Pinterest that proved to be quite tasty.
OK,back from the store after spending $97 (who would have thought ingredients for oatmeal/raisin cookies could cost so much??) I know you are just like me, you go to the store for 5 items and come home with 5 bags. Thank goodness I volunteered to bake just 1 batch, because I knocked Mr. Quaker quick cooking Oats all over the kitchen floor. ARGHH@@## And you ask why I don't bake?!
I bought fresh flour, corn syrup, raisins, and Crisco all with expiration dates of 2017 and 2018. So, I might use them again before they expire. Don't hold your breath. As for the raisins, no.not a fan. That's another reason why I volunteered to bake the oatmeal raisin cookies because I am not a lover of raisins, I love grapes, but somehow when they go thru that process to become raisins, I lose interest and taste. Give me a nut anyday over a raisin.
Spilling the oats all over the kitchen floor was just the first fight I had this afternoon. How many out there have trouble opening new products? OMG trying to lift the new lids off or unscrew a brand new bottle, my semi arthritic hands are not meant for the new & improved methods of safety.
As I was driving to church to deliver the fresh baked cookies, the sun was already setting and it wasn't even 4:00 PM. The moon was out and it reminded me of John Glenn who just passed away. Those were such exciting times when we sent men into space. Wonder if we will ever get back in the space business again.
PS - The image of the squirrel has absolutely nothing to do with this post, I just have so many photos in my cache that you will probably see Fall images in the middle of a winter blizzard.
Have a wonderful weekend. We are supposed to have some major snow this weekend, so you may see some white in the near future.
Until next time.....