summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Friday, March 3, 2017

all the cookies....

A triple batch of chocolate chip....

I told myself that I already know they're good, I don't need to try one and see. Because I know me. I know I want to eat all the cookies. Or at least four. And I do better on no sugar! So no tasting the cookie dough either. I can eat so much cookie dough! So it's better to just have none. I got used to this method of self denial way back when I started on this weight loss journey, and it worked for me. I can still treat the kids occasionally, still warm up the house, but not eat any.

Don't get me wrong, I am not going to never eat cookies, if that makes sense. I also plan to eat ice cream again soon, but not just any ice cream. I heard of this creamery that's semi-local, and I want to take a few of the kids, and my sister...

It's just that if I want to feel good, I can't eat the sugar on a regular basis, and when it's out of my system, I don't crave it as much, and I function better.

Anyway...this fine morning I am going with Mirielle to look at a house, and the refrigerator repairman is coming too. If he comes when I'm gone, he's going to have to talk to Joseph, who absolutely loves me for this, ha.

I am bringing Miss Charlotte Claire and Miss Camille too, because they LOVE houses, housing designs, decorating, ect.

So it's been a busy morning. I was exclaiming joyfully to anyone who would listen, how Sunny made it through THREE nights without peeing or pooping near the door. (she never does it during the day anymore, that's something:)). Sonja said I was jinxing myself, but I don't believe in jinxes. ha. I should've listened to her. This fine morning, Duke barked me out of bed at six, and there by the door was a little present from Sunny.

Of course I cleaned it up, swept the floors, then mopped, washed dishes and cleaned counters...washed my hair, got the kids up, had them shower and eat and dress neatly...

And now I am taking a break...guy is here...


Kanadiangirl said...

Yummy cookies!! They look just like the ones my grandma used to make and I've never been able to get them like it. Care to share your recipe with me?

16 blessings'mom said...

I triple the recipe....:
1 pound butter (4 sticks)
1 cup shortening (sometimes I mix this with some coconut oil)
cream together, and add:
3 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cup white sugar
blend...and add:
6 eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla

Separate bowl:
6 3/4 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
mix, and add to wet mixture

Add chocolate chips...three bags, but that's alot. I added one of milk chocolate chips, and one of semi-sweet, and a few extra just because.

I use parchment paper when baking, it makes it so easy! Just pull the whole sheet off the cookie pan, then when they cool, use the paper again and again.
350 for ten minutes or so.

I didn't eat any yesterday, but I hadn't had lunch today and it was a going out and about several times day, so I grabbed two...oh yum. No more for me. They ARE good.

Marilyn Reid said...

Oh my........they sound devine. I have a great recipe for cauliflower and cheese slice. Della it is soooooooooo delicious and you can eat it freely.

Marilyn from Canada.