I have been really into Pioneer Woman brown sugar oatmeal cookies ( a couple weeks ago I threw in a bag of Trader Joe's peanut butter chips-- a really good addition), and I made a double batch of them for our thing Saturday night. But as I baked, I had 4 kids underfoot, and I got flustered and dropped an egg into the mixer shell and all. This was the second time I had bought ingredients for these cookies because on Friday, I accidentally bought steel cut oats which SPOILER ALERT do not work in cookies. I salvaged the batter but kept finding little pieces of shell, so I didn't serve them to our guests, meaning I have been eating them ever since. They don't sound exciting, but I think they might be the most perfect cookie in the universe. I like them better than the big fat chewy chocolate chip cookies and the peanut butter chip cookies (my own recipe-- part traditional chocolate chip only with about a can of peanut butter, a bag of chocolate chunks, and a bag of peanut butter chips) I baked on Friday.
I celebrated losing my 11th pound by polishing off ALL THE REST of the brown sugar oatmeal cookies today. Good thing I promised the kids pumpkin chocolate chip muffins for their Thursday playdate or I might just start eating the chocolate chips straight from the bag. I need a freshly baked dessert on my counter every second of every day.
Harry gets his reading homework out of the way BEFORE school-- we read over breakfast, and it is so fun! This morning I got to read, and the kids really wanted to hear the Sesame Street Hanukkah book we got at the book fair. Harry also does his math homework (reviewing facts) in the morning, usually on his iPad, but this morning he was inspired by our reading material to figure out how many candles we burn during Hanukkah.