Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Wednesday, January 10, 07

Thank you so much for all your prayers and well-wishes! After lots of rest, hot tea, and Tylenol cough syrup I think we are over the worst. The arguing over toys this morning was another good indicator things were getting back to normal. ;0)

Yesterday, I dusted the bedrooms and gave them a good airing out. Luckily, it was warm outside.

The beds got fresh, clean sheets.

As requested, here is the recipe for the Chocolate Chip Cookies I made the other day. It's from Nestle Tollhouse and the other thing I do differently is take the cookies out before they are completely done, and let them finish cooking on the cookie sheet.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated [white] sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large mixer bowl. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE in preheated 375F oven for 9 to 11 minutes (6-7 in my oven) or until golden brown. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

We have been spending alot of time in the livingroom these last few days. Last night I sorted my scrapbooking supplies and made a few cards.

These last two are for Valentine's Day.

I put a dozen of those cookies in the freezer the other day, I think I'll go bake them for a little snack. :0)


Susie said...

Glad to hear your littles are better!
That toll house cookie recipe dates back to my teenage yrs. (That would be more than 40 yrs ago)
I loved making and eating them (then and now)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear the kids are on the upswing! I also wanted to tell you about the garlic knots you asked about. They are like garlic breadsticks only tied to look like a knot. My husband has a certain recipe he uses, but I can't seem to find it. I know that I have seen the recipe at AllRecipes as well! They are so delicious! I won't get to have them tonight, though, I forgot to buy yeast! GRRRR!!! Thanks for stopping by my place means a lot to me! Have a great rest of the week! Oh, I don't know if I commented on your winter decorations or not, but they look great. Love where you have the calendar, too! Bye for now!

Sandra said...

Glad everyone is feeling better :)

I love chocolate chip cookies and those are making me so hungry....will have to try the recipe :)

Sheila said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing them. I wish I could make cards (during the day) but my little guys would get into them. :)

smilnsigh said...

I'm so happy to see that the sick days are moving on. The quicker the better. :-)

Hugs, to you all...

P.S. I can just about taste those cookies! Oh yes, those are the 'best-est'!!!! Yummmmm.....

Randi said...

The Nestle recipe is the best one for sure! I have used it for years!

dot said...

Oh Kelli, I thought it was diet time and there you are showing cookies! YUM YUM! Sorry your folks have been sick and glad they are feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Kelli! Your cards are so lovely! I sure would love to recieve a handmade treasure like that in the mail! My MIL was into card making and rubber stamping and I have about 500 of her old stamps to use (I gave a bunch of them away!)! I need to get some friends together for a card making party!

Heather (from A Place of Quiet Rest) Blogger won't let me log on tonight!

Carole Burant said...

Great to hear that everyone is on the mend!! No fun when everyone is sick like that. I used to make those cookies all the time when the boys were still living at home...I should actually make them again soon, I always loved them too:-) Oh Kelli, the cards you've been making are so very are so creative my friend!! xox

Laurie said...

Glad to hear everyone is feeling better ~ they will certainly remember how you took care of them when they were sick when they grow up!!
Angel Hugs and Blessings
The cookies look fabulous!

Julieann said...

Aww, I am so glad to hear everyone is on the mend---and all the pictures you posted are so great, I just love pictures. When I took my grandma shopping yesterday, she gave a 72 ounce bag of Nestle Chips--I think I will be making some chocolate chip cookies too..LOL. Your Valentine cards are beautiful--I have to hand out 32 cards for my daughter's class---I am not sure I can make 32....


Janice said...

Your cards are beautiful! Glad to hear the family is feeling better!

Open Roads Mama said...

Thanks for the recipe! Will get to it soon! And I'm looking into doing some scrapbooking soon too, gotta visit some arts stores to get supplies first. :-)

Lisa said...

What lovely cards! You are a very talented lady! I love the photos! My favorite is the kitty looking out the window! *Smile*

(Aka Mama Heffalump)

Andy G said...

My Mom, Sue, just passed away and my kids and grand kids always loved her cc cookies. Thanks so much for posting the recipe. I'll be sure to try them.