Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies!

A business friend of ours (hooray Duvall Chamber of Commerce!) heard about my last blog and shared this recipe with us (she wrote it on the spot from memory, so it HAS to be good!):
"Healthy" Banana/Oatmeal Cookies
3 Ripe Bananas, mashed
2 cups rolled oats (she uses coarse, reg. cook, not instant)
1 cup raisins or craisins
1/3 cup oil
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix all ingredients. Let set 15 minutes on counter. Drop by teaspoons on parchment paper or ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 350 degrees 15-18 minutes. Will be brown (lightly) on bottom - tops don't usually brown.
Makes 3-4 dozen small cookies.  Enjoy!
I think we'll give them a try, if I can convince my son to hold off on the pumpkin cookies so we can do something NEW!  He usually goes for new adventures, so I'll post when we make them!
In the meantime, I haven't forgotten that a few of you have done the 6 words that sum up your life (I'll link to you all here later today). This is a HARD challenge that has kept my brain busy and blocked out the Frog & Toad songs, for which I am quite grateful! I'm not sure that I have it totally set yet, but here are my thoughts:
My husband's is easy: "I can sleep when I'm dead." It sums him up to a tee!
Here are a few I've been pondering for myself:
- I sometimes eat cookies for breakfast.
- You don't know until you try.
- My past decisions got me here
I like the first one the best because I think you can look at it a number of ways - from basic literal translation to a more deep, contemplative view. And it makes me think back to when I was 3 or 4 and ate an entire box of Entamann's (I don't know how to spell that!) chocolate chip cookies before my parents were even up for the day - my mom said I could have 2 (they were little) but I kept rearranging the cookies to make it look like I hadn't eaten any extras . . . .until there were about 4 left and it dawned on me that she'd probably notice. Some things never change - I ate 5 of those evil cookies from the weekend yesterday before noon!  Ha!
Have a great Tuesday everyone - and thanks for all of your great feedback on the allergy situation with my son. I'm hoping that in June we'll get clearance from the allergist with a negative blood test that shows he's outgrown his allergies and we can just put this behind us. I'll keep you posted!


Jess said...

There's nothing wrong with the occasional cookie for breakfast! And those Enteman's (I can't spell it either) are so good!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Cookies for breakfast does say more than just the words. I like that!

I saw this somewhere (not at all orginal) and fell in love with it for me. Some hits. Some runs. Some errors. (it could probably say MANY errors, but this flows better!) :D

I posted a new race today. Let me know if you are still in. :D :D

Michelle said...

Those sound delicious - and easy. I may have to try them!

Those little Entemann's chocolate chip cookies are evil - it's so easy to eat a ton of them!

J~Mom said...

I am going to try that recipe!! Thanks!

Marcy said...

My gosh that look easy! Me + Cooking = Disaster so I think I might just give that a try! Thanks for sharing :-)

Holly said...

Hey! That recipe gives me something to make when our bananas get mushy. They sound a tad bit lighter than bread.

I've heard about summing up your life in words. (I may have even been tagged for it--oops!) I like your thoughts--I'll have to think on mine.

Suzy said...

If I don't win your book on Holly's blog, where can I buy a copy of it? Also, I was supposed to run the Birch Bay race sponsored by Girls On The Run on Saturday morning but I was sick. I did drive right through your neck of the woods though on my way down to Tacoma, and had to follow snowploughs along the freeway!! Crazy!

Anonymous said...

I had to smile when I read this post. I eat cookies for breakfast too and brownies! I used to love Entenmann's as a kid...I think they may have change the recipe. I may have to try your cookie recipe, my daughter loves bananas.