Tuesday the three youngest and I went grocery shopping midst the pouring rain. The other day a group of ladies was trying to decide how much money they spend on each family member per week for groceries. A select few were at $10, most were around $15, some at $20 and then there were a few of us who were $20 plus. Yikes! Some of the ladies shared how they didn't get groceries for a month, they used what they had. Of course they had to get dairy products and fruits and veggies but that was it. I am trying to convince myself that this would be good for me to do.
freshly roasted coffee beans!
My maid was here this morning. Poor girl! She once more did my weeks worth of ironing. I baked two kinds of cookies. One batch got beautiful and the other was a flop. My children love Snickerdoodles and I like the fact that they aren't very messy. I make them pretty often and they got ok. The other week W@lmart had these huge bags of Whopper's candy on sale. I was shopping after a therapy session with Braden and that chocolate looked too good to pass up. I remembered seeing a recipe for cookies with crushed Whoppers candy in them. Since I couldn't keep my hands off the candies adding them to cookies seemed like the perfect solution. They baked beautifully but refused to come off the cookie sheet even after I used parchment paper and sprayed it with Pam. I now have a container of crumbled cookies plus a a plate of bars. I dumped the last of the batter into a bar pan and baked them like that. The cookies are nice and chewy even if they are broken up.
The children playing train.
Tristan practicing his shooting skills