Friday, March 21, 2014

Week 11 Friday (3/21/14)

Recipe Review   

Today’s Recipe and Location:  Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Blog

I figured out that there are 144 calories per serving, if 34 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         I really liked these cookies as did everyone that I shared them with this week.  Whenever I eat an oatmeal cookie I think of my Grandmother. These were a staple at her house and it was always a treat to visit her house. As you can see from the fabulous reviews, Ree has hit another home run.

Today’s Critics:

         The Serpico Family:    Nicole said it was very similar to the ones she makes. The difference is that hers has chopped walnuts and is not as sweet.  Joe said that he is not a fan of traditional oatmeal cookies however these were delicious.  Gianna liked the crispy ends and the chewy insides. She also said, “I want another one!”  Nick gave me a thumbs up and returned for another one. He liked the chewy center better than the crispy outside. Marisa liked the “squishy” inside and wanted to eat them everyday.  She asked, “Becky, will you make more?”

         A big day at school for cookies.
Kristin Sharping:  “Perfectly chewy and not too sweet. YUM!!!
Tom Cappaert:         “Excellent”
Allison Gibson:         “So delicious! Very chewy and just the right amount of                                                       sweetness.”
Monica Gloor:         “I love how they were chewy with a little crispiness.                                     Deeeeee-lish!”
Beth Pelayo:                  “Love how they were so buttery! The Oatmeal was very                                     moist and crunchy around the edges.”
Martha Paschke:         “Delicious! Perfect combination of soft and crunchy.”
Joyce Simkus:         Soft, chewy, crunchy and sweet!  Would be great with                                     coffee or milk.”
Christie Griffin:         “Dee-licious! Would love to try with raisins, next time.”
Julie Misner:         “Loved the brown sugar taste with outside crunchiness                            and the inside chewiness! Delicious! What about adding                            chocolate chunks for an extra treat?”

Why Weight?

         The experts always say that we should all be eating a filling, healthy breakfast.  I used to hate to eat breakfast, but I have learned that I really do need something to get me through until lunch.
         Most days my breakfast consists of oatmeal.  I absolutely love cinnamon oatmeal and it really does fill me up. 
         The hardest time for me is in the evening, so I need to save enough calories during the day so I have enough to keep me away from the kitchen in the evening.  Everyone needs to do what works for them!

Fabulous “Family” Food

Irish Cream (alcohol)

**I have no idea where I got this recipe. I was going through my college papers and found this recipe. I had a demonstration speech class and I taught the class how to make this drink. Everyone in the class was over 21 yrs. Of age, but nowadays that would never have been allowed.  Boy, have times changed.

3 eggs
3 Tablespoons chocolate syrup
¼ teasp. coconut extract
1 – 16 oz. frozen coffee rich (do they even make this anymore?)
1 – 14 oz. can of sweet condensed milk
1 cup of whiskey (the better the whiskey, the better the drink)

Blend it all together in a blender.

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