Friday, June 12, 2009

Summer Reading and 3am baking

I think I mentioned a bit back that I had my Summer Reading list ready (and that I may have started one or two before Summer has officially started) and since I have kid #1 now home from a finished year of Grade 7 HS, I think I can start to actually plan a few of my Summer of them being reading.

I can remember many many Summers that the only thing I knew that I was going to be doing was having a book in my hand. I used to work as a gas station attendant during one of my many Summer the job, and loved the time it gave me to read. I would often sit myself up on top of the POP machine with my book and just waste the afternoon away up there...

While my taste in books have changed, my love of reading has not (even though I do not make as much time for it as I used to and I am glad to have reading back in my life)

This is my list for the Summer... some quick reads, some I have read before but I am re-reading, and a couple of new authors for me to read as well...

While I usually waste the last few mins of my day reading before I turn in to sleep with the dogs on all sides of me (really need a bigger bed than a Queen Sized, never realized how much room a 17 pound beagle takes up till now, not to mention the 65 pound Golden retriever and the 55 pound Chow Chow) I have been having a harder and harder time falling asleep again. Insomnia should be my middle name, not Catherine. But up I was/still am reading blogs and trying to plan out my day...and as it has been of late, I have the baking mind you I also have the "I still have to lose 10 pounds" bug as well....and this does not go hand in the boys needed something for their lunches as they have already eaten me out of house and home and I need to make our food supply last another week (I only go shopping once every two weeks)

So here are the 3 dzn cookies I baked at 3 this morning....a little brown around the edges, but not burnt. These are pretty cake like, and quite yummy and I was surprised I did not screw it up considering....

The easiest recipe really....

Heat Oven to 350, grease a couple of cookie sheets

Really all I did was throw ALL the ingredients into my mixer on med. for about 2 mins and voila...spoon onto cookie sheets...

oh, the ingredients...yup right here...

2 cups Flour
1/2 C Sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 Cup of Vanilla Yogurt (you can use a non-fat plain yogurt, this was in my fridge so I used it)
1 1/2 cups of Chocolate Chips
1 cup of Shredded Coconut
2 Tbsps Olive Oil
1 Tsp Vanilla ext.
1 egg

you do not have to use coconut, works well without :)

bake for about 12-15 then place far away from the dogs...

Let's just say that the boys were really impressed with the cookies this morning and were wondering where I had hid them yesterday....hehehe

I am sure by dinner tonight they will be all gone though....which is fine, I am pretty sure I will be up till the wee hours of the morning again needing something to


Northern NY Mom said...

I read the Friday Night Knitting club recently. :) Enjoy!

Jenn~ said...

ohhhh nice to know it is a good read :) Thank you..

LeShayne said...

Good choices! Shipping news is good, knitting club is great, and traveling pants is such a warm fuzzy book. If you get through those check out Hannah's Dream (so sweet) or Sharp Objects or Lovely Bones (so odd but I think you would like it). I love to to check out the ones on your list I have not read!