In my household these should last us about a week and you can find the remainders on my and the husbands growing asses! In the past few years my sweet tooth has grown as big as my spare tire or should I say muffin top has. I will blame that on the Hubby, I never used to eat sweets and now I eat them a lot more than I should. People always tell me "your soooo skinny, you make me sick". But you know what..............those people don't see me nekkid. They don't get the pleasure of seeing my roll hang over my jeans because I do a very good job of covering it Nor do they get to see the ever growing cellulite on my butt. I don't enjoy letting it hang out and I am sure people are thanking me for it! Anyway I have gotten completely off the subject.
Riley has had one of "those days" today. He started out the morning by falling from his chair and smashing his face on the table splitting his lip. He got over it and ran around the house with a growing fat lip this morning and then Jaxson got home from school. It wasn't 5 minutes and they were fighting and wrestling and Jaxson popped him in the lip! Oh did Riley ever cry. Then we had to take Eleyna to school and as the kids were running ahead of me I watched (in slow motion of course) as Riley trips over his snow boots and hits the blacktop with his face!!!! I swear to god people are going to start to think I beat him. He is now taking a nap with his beat up face and it is only 1:00 in the afternoon. I think I might make him wear a helmet for the rest of the day. Seriously.
For those of you who have a sweet tooth and would like to partake in the muffin top growing contest here is my recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! Hey that's what the holidays are all about right? It is for me anyway, I love my food and I will eat it all day if you let me and now that I have a sweet tooth I WILL enjoy my cookies too! I need something to keep me busy before summer, so I will make a point of working off all of my enjoyment before bikini season arrives!
1 cup butter softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar packed
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
4 oz. grated Hershey bar
2 1/2 cups blended oatmeal (measure after blending)
2 cups flour
12 oz. chocolate chips (I mix dark choc and white choc chips)
1 1/2 c. chopped nuts (any kind and it's optional)
Blend the oatmeal to a fine powder. Cream the butter and sugars. Add the eggs and vanilla. Add all dry ingredients slowly to make sure it is all combined really well. Add the chocolate chips and nuts last. Bake 375 degrees 10-13 minutes or until a light brown. Cool and enjoy!