Friday, December 31, 2010
I cannot think of anything we needed more than a break...escape the city, recharge the batteries, and reflect on one of the most eventful years of our lives.
The under eye shadows are fading as our skin toasts brown.
Swing in the hammock, open a book, doze. I am remembering how to relax.
Georgia proves that she earned her medal in swimming class and jumping waves necessitate long afternoon naps.
Sebastian doesn't mind sea salty breast milk and looks like a mini lifeguard in his tank top onsies.
Grandparents and Aunts are the best babysitters.
2011 is looking absolutely promising...
Happy Happy New Year! xo
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When Georgia and I are hungry, we like to call ourselves "Starving Marvins." And breastfeeding has given me a trucker's appetite. So my Mom and I made a batch of my favorite cookies this afternoon. They may not be the prettiest cookie around but this recipe renders them nice and chewy. You won't be able to eat just one.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
1 cup softened butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups whole rolled oats
1 1/2 cups raisins
(add nuts if you like)
Put the baking soda, flour, cinnamon and salt in a bowl and stir with a fork until well mixed. Set aside. With mixer, cream together flour, butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth. Add in the dry mixture. Stir in (by hand) the oats and raisins. Form the cookies into small balls and bake at 180 C/350 for 10 - 15 minutes. They should be golden around the edges but still rather undercooked in the middle.
This recipe comes out best if you make the dough and refrigerate it overnight. The cookies are thicker and denser. But I couldn't wait today and just popped the balls on a cookie sheet and into the freezer for 15 minutes before baking. (I also made each ball 20 grams...yes I weighed each one. I like my cookies the same size...neurotic.) They were still great...but the shape was a little flatter than I like.
Let me know if you were able to eat just one!