Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fall back into productivity

So I realize that all of you got an additional hour today as we waved goodbye to Daylight Savings Time, but something tells me that I may have been sneakily gifted another few hours under the table. Very hush-hush.

I was too productive today to have only been given one extra hour. It had to have been at least three... maybe four.

One measly additional hour wouldn't have allowed me to do all of this:
  • Hit snooze. Twice.
  • Crawl back into bed after breakfast for a post-cereal nap with the hubster.
  • Brush J-dog's hair---believe me, this is a long and arduous process consisting of equal parts push, play, and perspiration. I really can't tell if homedog loves it or hates it, all I know is he always comes out on the other end of it looking like he belongs on top of Diana Ross' head.
  • Go grocery shopping. On a Sunday. When EVERYONE AND ALL OF THEIR CHILDREN AND GRANDPARENTS are also shopping.
  • Bake cookies.
Want a recipe? This is to go-to favorite in our house, and the one that Dr. D asks me to make whenever he needs to bring cookies into work (which apparently, on a side note, is fairly frequently when you work with nurses). Here you go:

Chocolate Cherry Chunk Cookies

1 cup butter (or margarine), softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs (or 2/3 cup applesauce)
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time (or substitute with unsweetened applesauce like I do), then stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in separate bowl, then stir into creamed mixture until blended. Mix in oats, then chocolate chips and cherries. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 13 minutes in preheated oven. Yields approximately 42 cookies.


justin said...

Scott and Heidi were hanging out with us on Sunday, and we all forgot the time change and ended up arriving to Church 30 min. early rather than 30 min. late. From that point on, I was amazed by how much time we had the rest of the day. Ash and I felt like we had two days in one. One day where we spent time with Sceidi, and one day where we were with her parents (which is what we did once the Diehls left.)

BTW, we got a dog, he's a terrier mix (referencing a previous post, where I mentioned how one of your posts may become responsible for us getting a dog someday!).

Mrs. Dr. D said...

Glad to hear about the new addition! I hope he brings you as much joy & laughs as J-dog brings us :)

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