Howdy Sweet Friends,
Hope your week is going well so far!
Mine has been good, just sort of getting caught up
after being gone for another half week. We spent from
Wed. - Sat. evening at Dee's again, just us, as she
was gone to N.C. to be with her hubby, they drove
back and returned home late Sunday evening.
There is possibly a move on the horizon......We are
very saddened at the thought of it, but it really is a
great opportunity for them, and for her to be a full
time stay at home Mom if and when the time does
come to have children. In the back of our minds
we always knew this could be a possibility just
guess we didn't expect it quite this soon, since
they love where they live, but nothing has been
decided for sure yet, they are looking at all their
options and some things have to fall into place
yet, if it is to be, but meanwhile we are trying to
ready ourselves by coming up with plans in our
heads about how to make it work, as it is gonna
be a hard move for Dee and all of us really, but
then if that is where the Lord wants them then that is
where they should be.... so we are looking at options
like a place in the middle where we could meet for a
weekend, like Savannah, getting skype, and looking
at airline prices and stuff, and trying to remind our-
selves about how fun it will be to vacation in the
We got home Sat. night, after another fun and relaxing
3 days, then went to church Sunday morning, then to
Scott and Megan's Sunday afternoon for a casual dinner,
cards and a nice walk around their very pretty neighbor-
hood. We love their neighborhood as well. They have lots
of Crepe Myrtle trees and pretty houses in their area too,
just like in Dee and Jerry's neighborhood. Both of our
kids were so blessed to be able to get such nice homes
at such great prices because we wondered with the
economy if they would ever be able to afford any
kind of house. So we are so grateful for that!
Yesterday morning I was in a cookie baking mood
for some strange reason, cause I really
am not much of a baker, but saw the ingredients on
some gluten free chocolate chip cookies, so thought
I bet I can make some with a few tweaks.
Well, that is what I did all Monday morning........and
have to say they came out pretty good, my hubby and
daughter seemed to really like them, as well, as myself,
I would share the recipe just in case someone else
would like to try them.
I used a Chocolate Chip Oatmeal cookie recipe
right off the Oatmeal box, and tweaked it with
my own ideas to make it heart healthy and
gluten free........and tasty. I will list their ingredients,
and I did use some of theirs, but then put the things
I used instead in parenthesis and Italics., so you
can make them the normal way or the gluten free
and heart healthy way. You can choose......
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup of all vegetable shortening
*(I used 1 cup of coconut oil)
1 cup white Sugar
1 cup of light brown sugar, firmly packed
*(I used, 1/2 cup of brown sugar)
*(I used 1/2 cup eggbeaters)
2 Tablespoons of Milk
1 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla
*(I used 2 tsps. to empty the bottle) lol
1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
*(I used 1 1/2 cups of White rice flour)
1 tsp. of baking soda
1/2 tsp. of salt
4 cups of 100% whole grain Oats
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
*(I used about 1/4 of a bag of mini dark chocolate
chips cause it was all I had) lol
* ( I added 1/2 cup of chopped pecans)
Note: I wished I would have remembered to put
in some dried cherries or cranberries, I had
both and think they would make a great addition,
cause I have seen them in breakfast cookie
recipes before, but unfortunately, didn't think
of it till later.............so maybe next time! lol
Another Note: I did make them again and
put in the dried cherries and another time
craisens and they were great......hubby and
I both really liked that. Think we liked the
cherries best, cause it added a lil sweetness.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl
blend shortening or coconut oil with sugars,
adding sugars gradually. Add eggs or egg
beaters, milk and vanilla, beat well. Add all
purpose flour or rice flour, salt, and baking
soda. and beat well. Stir in Oats and choc.
chips, and nuts, if preferred. Drop by
rounded tablespoonsful, about 2 inches
apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake
for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and let stand for 5 mins.
Put cookies on a wire rack to finish cooling.
Makes about 42 cookies
Also if you are interested in more information
about gluten free cooking you might enjoy this
site I just found............pretty Interesting!
Well, Sweet Friends, so happy
you dropped by, hope you have
a good rest of the week.
And don't forget to say Hello,
so I know you were here.............
Am Linking up to Lois for
Foodie Friends Friday....
to check it out, just click here.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie
Blessings to ya........................
Just know I would email you a few
if I could.............lol