Friday, March 22, 2013

Our Everyday: Volume 9...

Carter and I made my mom's oatmeal cookies Wednesday.  It was one of those mornings in which things weren't going exactly as planned.  Instead of just sitting and taking a breather, what did I do???  Decide to bake.  Brilliant.  So, it was oatmeal cookies this time around.  Mom's oatmeal cookies are not spice-filled with raisins (although, I love those, too).  Instead, they are raisinless and buttery.  Here's the recipe:

1/4 C. Crisco
1/4 C. butter
1 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. White sugar
1 egg
1/4 C. water
1 t. vanilla

3 C. quick oats
1 1/4 C. flour
1 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda

Cream first four ingredients.  Add other wet ingredients and mis. Add mixed dry ingredients. Cook at 350 for 12 minutes. (I never come close to 12 minutes - more like 8-9, but I like really chewy cookies).

Carter's helping hand...

and a true-to-life-Wednesday picture.  Oops.

Peter helping, too!

The end result was the same though, and it really is good to do things together :)

Part of these will go to one of Carter's buddies!

Another part of our everyday babies!  This little guy was born this week.

One proud mama!  What a beautiful time on the ranch.

God bless your everyday!


  1. Baby calves make me happy.

    So do cookies. I'm happy right now. Thanks for making my Friday morning with these cute pictures!


  2. Cookies and baby calves and cute little boys. What a blessed every day you have!


  3. Oh man, cookies and baby calves! It sure does make me miss home. I must confess I have been following you for awhile, but due to the craziness of life (well actually school) I rarely get to read them. I saw Tiffany gave you a shout out on her blog last week or something and I seriously spent a hour reading all your blogs. They are great, and your little ones are adorable! Great job!

    Happy Friday!!


  4. Haha! And my kids don't understand why I just want to make cookies myself sometimes! I have a similar oatmeal cookie recipe, no spice and no raisins. It is my kids favorite. The calves are beautiful! And is Peter your oldest? Our oldest is Peter, and I had three boys first as well! LOVE families with three little boys, takes me back to the good ol' days.

    1. Ha!! Thanks so much. We're having fun seeing new ones every day. Peter is my middle boy. Carter is our oldest (after my maiden name). Gosh, I love three little boys! They all have my heart :)

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