Saturday, February 27, 2010

Super Breakfast Cookies

I know, I know...I've got to get on the ball!! There's been so much I've wanted to blog about lately but it's been our usual crazy busy around here and lately I've been feeling sorry for myself since my friends moved away :(

Yes, Meggan and her family, along with the 2 other couples we would see and I would hang out with, moved 2 days ago to another city about an hour from here. Their husbands all drive together to work and moving to this different city didn't have any effect on their drive time so they moved!!

I have no idea as to why they would want to move....I mean, it's only an actual resort that they moved to that has a huge clubhouse with a stone fireplace, tables and chairs, leather couches, huge screen tv, a snack bar, pool table, ping pong table, air hockey, video games, a weight room, a hot tub, a huge outdoor swimming pool, laundry room, 24 hour uniformed security, a baseball field, volleyball court, basketball court, mini golf course, and a petting zoo!!!

I mean, I have no idea why they wouldn't want to stay here with the pavillion that is run down, the bathrooms that have never been cleaned, the washer that doesn't work, a maintence man that doesn't do maintence, 2 rotweilers, several alcoholics, a few homeless people and a SWAT team that was running down the street a few days ago. Just like paradise, right??? (ahem...)

Yes, we are trying to find a different place to live. Not that I have ever really had a reason to feel unsafe here (okay, besides the SWAT team incident, that was kinda freaky) but not having anyone here that I know makes it a little less fun during the day, ya know? We have people from our church looking into some resources they have so hopefully something will pan out. You might be asking why we didn't move with them? Well, like I said it's about an hour away so Nathan would go from having about a 20 min drive to work to an hour and 15 mins to work, including driving in the mountains, so not exactly the best drive. We just decided that with his long hours as it is, we didn't want him driving 2-1/2 hours each day. (He shows up at a different location than than the other guys)

Okay, so now on to something a little more fun to talk about!!! Here is a recipe that is SUPER easy and SUPER yummy for breakfast! Breakfast Cookies!! I mean, what kid doesn't want cookies for breakfast?! And with the whole wheat flour and honey to sweeten, it's SUPER healthy!!

Don't they just LOOK fabulous?!

Super Breakfast Cookies (These are SO fluffy and moist and spongey and chewy, we all LOVE them!)

1/4 cup butter
1/2-3/4 cup coconut oil
(the original recipe called for 1 cup butter and no coconut oil)
1/2-3/4 cup honey
2 eggs
1 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1 t baking soda
1 t vanilla
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup (or so) of chocolate chips
3/4 cup (or so) raisins --you could also use dried blueberries, dried cherries, etc)

Mix first 8 ingredients in a bowl (i just use a spoon). Stir in flour and oats. If batter is too runny, add a little more flour, if too thick add some milk. Fold in raisins and chocolate chips. Place heaping tbsp of dough on cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 15 mins or until slightly browned. Move to cooling rack. Enjoy!!!

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