Friday, May 2, 2008

A Moment of Peace and Quiet!

Ah, the beauty of silence! Isaac feel asleep really early for his nap and has been sleeping for 3 hours!!!! Those of you who have heard my tales of sleeping woes with this little boy can appreciate what a miracle that is! And not only do I have a break, but I have been wonderfully productive. I got to play around with all my new stamping ink that I will be using to make all of my cards. Then I decided to be responsible and I did all the picking up required after being out of town (unloaded and loaded the dishwasher), went through all the mail, and did some picking up! Then I made chocolate and white chocolate chip cookies!!! YUM YUM!!! And Isaac is still sleeping!!!! Ah, God is good to me! He just knew I needed a break and to fill relaxed yet productive!

So tell me what do you do when you get a moment to yourself? Do you use it to be productive (cleaning, laundry, etc) or do you treat yourself to a moment of relaxation and read, scrapbook, watch TV, etc???? It seems to be a constant battle between knowing that I only have a few moments to get things done without a "helper" and knowing that I need a few moments for myself to recharge! I cannot wait to here from you and while you are at it, tell me what your favorite type of cookies are.........and for those of you who are feeling extra generous- share your favorite cookie recipe with us!!!

This is my current favorite recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies:

2 sticks of butter

3/4 c sugar

3/4 c brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teas vanilla

Cream together and then add the following dry ingredients-

2 3/4 c flour

1 teas salt

1 heaping teas baking soda

Add a bag of your favorite chips- chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch, etc!!!

Bake at 375 degrees for 11 minutes and enjoy!

Today, I double the recipe and did half chocolate chips and half white chocolate chips!!! YUM!


Mrs. Sara said...

Those cookies look incredible... I'll be over in five minutes for one!

Lately all I feel like is taking naps, so that's exactly what I've been doing. I'm glad we don't have any kids born yet so I have all the time I need to rest, because this babymaking business is TIRING! I know it'll be a ton harder when I'm pregnant with the second one.

My two favorite types of cookies are definitely chocolate chip and oatmeal butterscotch. I usually just follow the Nestle Tollhouse recipe, but I saw an awesome "Good Eats" episode where Alton Brown showed us how to make minor adjustments to that recipe to get crispier, cake-ier, or gooier cookies... so I think I might try some of those! :)

Jenny W said...

omg those cookies look good. so good i actually wish i were pmsing so i could have a legitimate excuse to eat one...or twelve:) as for the taking a break thing, since the store opened i've had to make it a game with myself to see how many errands i can run in the least amount of minutes. sunday for example i had 27 minutes before i had to be at a baby shower, and got 3 errands done in that time. minutes are a precious commodity for me these days, i have to spend them wisely! it's just for a season, someday i'll look back on single- mommy- own -a business- volunteer- at- school -work-at-church and laugh. i think... !

Elizabeth F. said...

Let's see...when my boys take a rest time (not very often these days) I usually catch up on my blogging, pay bills, watch All MY Children, or take a nap!! I have definitely gotten better at taking time for myself and I like it! Not sure what sumemr is going to hold with all 3 kids home all day!

CanCan said...

Yum! I wish you would come bake in my kitchen.

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