So, now that I’m free of the yoke around my neck – the self-imposed yoke I might add, of having to post a daily photo here, so can’t complain too much – I am back here with an entry – just because! No pressure. Don’t need an original photo. Nothing.
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WARNING: POLITICAL RANT FOLLOWS – skip over it if you wish…
I have to laugh that a good portion of Congress went “home” yesterday before the big looming date when the country goes into a tailspin with the Sequester and slams into the ground, predictably wiping out any living being in its path… heh… they went home on Thursday night. Well heck, their work week is Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday anyway. Are any of them in town (D.C. I mean) on a Monday or a Friday normally? So, basically, with this in mind, shouldn’t they be considered “part-time” federal employees? Who make $174,000 per annum – for a part-time job… 3 days a week…
At 11:35 a.m., the President is set to speak about the Sequester situation… hey, at least HE is still at his job in D.C. That’s more than I can say for the rest of the clowns…
End of Rant.
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Just had to get that out.
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I made cookies today. I made Oatmeal Coconut Chewies – and as usual when I make cookies, especially when I make a new kind of cookie (these are for Paul, just for the record – he eats most of them), I have to eat the first cookie when it’s cooled off enough to eat.
And I have eaten that one cookie. Here are mine:
And they are a big YES! cookie…and will go into my saved recipe file.
Now, I want to add that I spiffed up the recipe just a wee bit. I added about another cup (almost) of the coconut. I wanted them to TASTE like there was coconut in them, and with just the one lonely cup the recipe calls for, I wasn’t sure they would. NOW THEY DO! Also, I added white baking chips (they call them “white chocolate chips” but I am not sure they are, indeed, chocolate but rather “vanilla” chips). I added about a good cup of these or a bit more. One other change was that I used one cup of SUGAR IN THE RAW rather than white granulated sugar. I just like the flavor of that better than the white stuff.
Otherwise, the recipe was the same as on the web site.
I can still taste the test-cookie I just consumed. Yum.
That’s all folks.
(And Reenie, I had the feeling I’d lure you into my Comments yesterday with the WalMart rant! Thanks! I did it for you! Sorry you have so little choice in stores where you live. We here have an overabundance of choices, but then I don’t have a mountain to call home either… just a “hill” in the city…)