Saturday, November 20, 2010

Can We Make Cookies Now???

Okay, now imagine that title again, just a little whiny-er. . .and a little more. . .and a little more. . .THAT's IT!!! That's what College Girl sometimes sounds like when she has a hankerin' to bake at Pretty's house! But I suppose that she has a good enough reason this week. . .it IS nearly a holiday! lol Of course, first there was a printer to be dealt with. . .I just replaced the ink, and it's not printing right. I think the new, refilled color cartridge is bad, but I am not sure. . .because all of the services on the printer menu are in FRENCH.

I took 4 years of high school Spanish, and 4 semesters of college Spanish. . .why, oh why, is my printer speaking to me in FRENCH?!? Sooo, anyway, I think the new cartridge will have to be replaced, and I am not in the mood to bake cookies.

After the printer started printing, there was the normal laundry to be dealt with, and then a drive out to pick up some supplies for baby shower goodies. . .

You know what else? We still had to buy a turkey. . .it will need about 4 days to thaw in the fridge, so I went shopping. . .to the Super Wally World. . .on a Saturday. . .and the Christmas rush has already begun, to boot! What was I thinking? I wanted to see this in my fridge:

. . .and now I do, so yes, Virginia, we can bake cookies! After a little dance of joy, she/we mixed up batches of sugar cookies. . .

. . .and chocolate chip/peanut butter chip cookies. . .

. . .and oatmeal scotchies! Yummmm, my favorite!

Then we froze the little balls of cookie dough, on the pan, for a couple hours. This is my favorite homemade cookie trick, because once they are frozen, you can store them in a ziplock freezer bag, and bake them at will, with no mess and no fuss! You want 3 fresh cookies? You take out 3 frozen cookie-balls, and bake! Bonus - No milk in the whole bunch! Yay!!!

To offset the cookies I did end up eating today, I was so glad that Sweetie wanted to take a walk! Of course, it gets dark so early that we did not make the entire 7 miles, but I am pretty sure we did 6. A little chilly, the park wasn't crowded, and it was a lovely walk. The park looks so different than it did just a few short weeks ago. . .

All in all, this day has been a productive end to a productive week! There was a giant beading project - now finished!!!

. . .and of course, some Baby Love. . .

. . .and some not-so-secret knitting for Pretty! Look, the December socks have been started!
The pattern is Dolce, and the yarn is 5th Avenue Socksation, very polar purples in this colorway (that I cannot remember the name of). . .but I love it! It is Sock Love, for sure!

I hope there is Knit Love, and Craft Love, and Holiday Love in your heart and home this week! Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!


  1. What a busy lady you and your lovely daughter are.. I'd love some of those oatmeal scotchies! Where oh where can I find that recipe?

    Happy Knitting!

  2. Who only wants three cookies???? What kind of family did you raise. When it's time for cookies woman, it's time for dozens of cookies. Banish those three cookie thoughts from your silly little head.

  3. YUMM cookies..I need to bake some cookies now...perhaps I shall sneak to your house and snag a few out of your freezer! ;o)

  4. Haha! Andrea, yes, three cookies. . .and it's a good thing, because they are fresh, warm-from-the-oven cookies! You don't get that every day! Well, at my house you can!

  5. Those socks are looking awesome already! I made about five dozen gingerbread cookies last week with my little boys and we ate them all already!