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Kitchen play day!!!

Friday, July 26, 2013

I've been craving sweet all week, but it's been so hot in the house I didn't dare bake myself birthday cake. Well, it was cool enough this morning that hubby asked to turn on the space heater...hah! yay oven!

Started my kitchen play time trying to make Meg's Quinoa pizza dough. Think that one was a flop. The regular one did quite well though. Then I had a half cup of quinoa flour left over so I decided to make cookies, went for oatmeal, but couldn't find any that were under 100 cals per cookie. SOOO I busted out the old substitution chart and got to work. Swapped out half the butter for plain greek yogurt and the white sugar for pumpkin puree, reduced the brown sugar by half (though added it back in at DH's request for cinnamon chips) and then tossed it all in the food processor and let it work it's magic. Result:

YUMMY! Even grump-o-potomus child liked them.

Ok, now I have to go work off the 3 that I had and down some water. I'm roasting.

Have a sparktastic day!!


OH!! PS- for those of you who were wondering, Mike is doing well. Knee is healing nicely and we're hopeful we'll be heading back to work about the same time. Hannah (our little friend fighting cancer) is now 5 days past what the doctors gave her and she's at a lake having a blast playing in the water....think the convoys to raise money for her medical bills are going to be the second week in September. The WA trucks are meeting at exit 68 on I5 and the OR trucks are meeting somewhere south of Salem and we're converging on Vancouver. Gonna be an awesome's amazing to me to watch all of these big, burly loggers and truck drivers pulling together to support a little girl. Melts my heart.

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    by any chance she is purple?
    Happy Birthday Sweet Pea.
    Mom and I reminisced on your birthday and told your little brother all about the Volksmarch where you and your mom really didn't want to do that 5k with me and Frodo the day before you came into this world.
    By the way Frodo got the Gold medal that day and I got the bronze. Put it up on the wall a couple of weeks ago.
    You were sure a fun kid to hang out with back then.
    Wish you were here to hang out and play in the shop.
    Hang in there. I'll race you to the top of the hill.
    Love Dad.
    1792 days ago
    Happy Birthday! Grump-o-potomus cracked me up! Enjoy your day!
    1793 days ago
    emoticon Rae! Well done on your cookies and glad that your grump-o-potomus kiddo liked them!
    1793 days ago
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