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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies October 30,2010

This recipe came from my girlfriend Jill and these cookies are delicious! When I tasted them at her house I knew I required the recipe. On a side note Jill had made them with canned pumpkin and I had cooked some pumpkin myself. They were equally tasty!

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies (from Jill Field)

1 cup pumpkin

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup oil

1 egg

2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda dissolved in 1 tsp of milk

1 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped nuts optional

1 tsp vanilla

Combine pumpkin, sugar, oil and egg. Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add to pumpkin mixture along with dissolved soda mix. Stir in chocolate chips, nuts and vanilla. Drop by teaspoon on a cookie sheet.

Bake 375°

Bake for 10 minutes

Makes about 5 dozen

Birthday's etc. October 31,2010

I had my annual bday. I think I am at the stage where I don't mind celebrating my bday but there is no requirement to mention how wise I have become. My day was great! The sun was shining, Darren was home. We took Sam to school and continued to walk to Starbucks for a morning cup, YIPEE! We people watched, then headed back home. After picking up Sam from school. I was gifted my beautiful card and my new love affair a Le Creuset pot! Double YIPEE! In addition I had cards to open from afar. Emails from many friends and family wishing me well on my day.
Our evening concluded with a dinner at Mom & Dad S's and boy was it delicious. I was secretly plotting out what I will be cooking in my new Le Creuset pot. I knew Mom wouldn't mind! LOL!
Yesterday we managed to get together with another set of friends to carve some pumpkins. I can safely say the adults had more fun but we try!

Monday, October 11, 2010

What are you thankful for? October 11,2010

As this time of year rolls around we ponder what we are thankful for. It is not that we are not grateful or appreciative of our lives during the rest of the year , but now is a time to ponder.

What I am grateful for well the list is long but here are a few

-for being healthy and alive
-for a man/husband that love me for me
-a son that wouldn't be he except for miracles!
-for the challenges that are a part of my daily life that make me a better person
-for the family and friends that surround me and make my life so much richer and they enhance every moment
-for the roof over my head
-the wonderful and tasty food in my fridge and cupboards
-for the chocolate lab that wags her tail and just is!

The question is always much bigger but the answers can be so simple. What are you grateful or thankful for?

When you contemplate these thoughts they can branch out to possibilities of enhancing your world, adding to your list!