Saturday, October 11, 2008

Weekend Chit~Chat

Moonflower
Hello! This beautiful moonflower greeted me late this afternoon. I planted seeds along with the morning glories, but have only seen one bloom before today.

Moonflower

Moonflower
Another flower mid bloom.

Chili
Phillip has been out of town this week and finally got home today. I made a big pot of chili and baked a batch of pumpkin cookies.

Cookies
I doubled the recipe, adding white chocolate chips to half the dough and butterscotch chips to the other half.

Pumpkin Butterscotch Cookies

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup pumpkin
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves
1 1/2 cups butterscotch, white chocolate or chocolate chips

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350.F Cream the butter and sugars. Add pumpkin and vanilla. In separate bowl, stir together dry ingredients. Add to butter mixture and stir. Add butterscotch chips. Drop by teaspoons onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Allow to cool on sheet for several minute, then remove to cooling rack.

ETA:  I used a tablespoon of dough and flattened them with the bottom of a glass (sugar coated) before cooking.  

Cookies
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

45 comments:

gail said...

The chili looks like a perfect fall meal- and those cookies look delectable!

Happy Weekend!
Gail :)

Deb said...

I don't know which looks more amazing..the moonflower or the Pumpkin cookies! The chili looks wonderful too. I know that you're happy that everyone is home together. Hope the rest of your weekend is full of good times!

glorv1 said...

That moonflower is beautiful. The cookies and the chili are tempting. It's bedtime soon, so I won't snack. Have a great Sunday.

mysteryhistorymom said...

I love moonflowers! And your chili and cookies look amazing! I will have to try the cookies, for sure. Thanks for sharing!:) Lori

Mommy said...

Your cookies look and sound soooo delicious!!!!

Charity said...

Yum! I want to try your cookies! The ones I made didn't have cloves or nutmeg, just the cinnamon - I'm sure the chips make them yummy too!

Jodi said...

The flower pictures are absolutely gorgeous! The cookies look scrumptious! :)

Tammy said...

Kelli,
Those cookies look like they would taste delicious! I think that I am gonna have to try them.
The moonflower is absolutely beautiful. Hope that the rest of your weekend is great! :D
Tammy

ivoryspring said...

Mmmm - those cookies look scrumptious!

Kathy said...

What a gorgeous flower! Your chili and cookies look wonderful and must have been a nice welcome home! Have perfect weekend...Kathy

Kalianne@BygoneBeauty said...

Yum Kelli! What a delicious looking meal! The pumpkin cookies are very tempting!

Michelle said...

Oh me oh my! I must try these!! You're such a good cook!!

Devita said...

wow! it makes me hungry... yummy...

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi Kelli, Beautiful flowers! I've tried morning glories, but never moonflowers! The chili and cookies look delicious! :) ~Rhonda

Britta said...

Hmmm yummy....the chili and the cookies look really delicious. Can I have a bite?! ;0)

Have a wonderful sunday, hugs Britta

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli! Love your "Week-End Chit Chat". I was thinking about having my kids over for supper tonight but couldn't think of what to make. Now I know! Chili with Pumpkin Cookies for dessert. :-)

I bet Philip is very happy to be home. You make everything so nice for him and the kids. They are a lucky bunch.

Have a blessed Sunday. Debbi

aswewalk.com said...

Thank you! I couldn't figure out what to do today to celebrate Sabbath, but now we'll make Pumpkin Cookies and gift them to our neighbors.

Your blog is more than just words and photos. It is full of peace and love and joy. I'm sure you pray over it often.

"Sarah-Annie" said...

Mmmmm...chili!! Sounds great! I'm planning on making a pumpkin pie with Cool Whip when I get home from church this afternoon! The perfect autumn dessert!

Love,
Sarah-Anne

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I need to make a big ole' pot of chili. The weather is finally getting cool enough to do so.
Those cookies look delicious - I'm going to make those for sure!

Storybook Woods said...

My girls would love these, thank you. Have a relaxing day xoxoxox Clarice

Sharon said...

I have been craving pumpkin lately and made a pumpkin pie the other day. Those pumpkin cookies look good! I'm going to copy the recipe and try those!

Lady Katherine said...

you make the most wonderful foods! do you have a grandmother hiding in the back ground? LOL just kidding. your cookies are so unique. I love sweet potato anything, pumpkin not so much. I never thought of making cookies this way. It will be fun for the grandkids and when we make our pumkin faces, I'll use it. I used to grow the moon flower, that I got seeds from a lady, I have tried soaking store bought seeds overnight, but no moon flowers. Yours are BEAUTIFUL!!!

Janet said...

Hi Kelli,
I made these cookies yesterday and they were yummy! I think I'll try the white chips next time. Interesting that this recipe doesn't call for any eggs, but still plenty moist!

TJ said...

Yum that chili looks great! We had a big pot of baked beans for dinner Thursday, and I re-served them as a side-dish after Kaia's performance yesterday. That with roast, and veggies and cake to celebrate. (I just posted a photo of her in her bee costume, about the same time you left me a comment)

I will have to try those pumpkin cookies! I have a ton of pumpkin in cans and the freezer.

Have a wonderful Sunday!
TJ

splummer said...

Hi!
YUMMY! The cookies sound delicious! The Moon Flower if beautiful. Is it hard to take care of? Take Care!!

Sherrie

Sioux said...

Oh, yum. Think I'll make those cookies next weekend for the house concert!

Grammy said...

I love moon flowers. Thanks for the cookies I can taste them already. yummy

Jennifer said...

Perfect....I love pumpkin and I LOVE cookies - could pumpkin cookies be any better?!?! Thanks for the recipe.

Heather said...

yummy! i am definitely going to try and bake these cookies! they look delicious!

Susie Homemaker said...

YUMMY! I am going to make these cookies...I can't get enough pumpkin this time of year...by the way, thanks so much for your visits and kind comments...I am always excited to see you have been by...

Warmest Regards,
Susie

Simply Heart And Home said...

Kelli,

I tried to plant moonflowers one year but the squirrels ate the seedlings. They are a bother.

Your chili and pumpkin cookies look perfect for an autumn weekend!

Gina

Jean Tuthill said...

The moonflower is beautiful. I am an avid gardener and next year I will have to plant those. The chili looks really good and the cookies sound delicious! Thanks for sharing!

letters to elijah said...

that flower is amazing! how big is it? Happy Canadian Thanksgiving, btw. :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful flower! I don't think I've ever seen a moonflower before.

I'll have a small bowl of chili, please, and two cookies!!

I would like to try that cookie recipe!

Katherine

blessedme said...

It all looks so delicious. I'm so in the mood for fall delights in the kitchen. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Christine Lynn said...

First of all, morning glory here is a weed!...lol I was laughing when I saw that you planted those! Maybe I should just give into them and enjoy them as a flower instead of fighting them!.. I have been fighting that plant for 18 years now!...lol

I love the cookie recipe...I still have some fresh pumpkin that I'd like to use up so I will make these cookies with it tomorrow! Have a wonderful evening! =O)

Jen said...

As we drove home from Florida on Saturday there were morning glories everywhere...i thought of you....and smiled.

Tina Leigh said...

I would LOVE to have a bowl of that chili!!!!!!

Angie said...

I made pumpkin cookies the other day too... yum and I have chili in the crockpot right now :)

Kristy said...

We love pumpking dishes here, so I think I'll give these pumpkin cookies a try tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!

Karla ~ Ainsley's Mom said...

Thank you for sharing the yummy cookie recipe!

Fall is my favorite season and your blog is my favorite "Fall" blog! :-)

Mrs. Trixi said...

These are going on the menu plan for the next 2 wk. cycle. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

I just love how "homey" your home is Kelli. You must have a very happy family! :)

Janet said...

that is such a big flower. I love pumpkin, I think I'll try the cookies.

Farrah said...

I could really go for one of those cookies about now!