Friday, March 28, 2008

Time for Frivolity

I realized today that I haven't been blogging about frivolous things enough lately. It seems like the only times I think to post are when something big has happened like getting married, having a baby, or finding the worst music video on the planet. What of the everyday adventures like learning to make fried rice last night, or the sour-lemon face Jonathan has just learned to make, or the planters full of pansies and primroses that are currently making our deck a little more spring-ish? They make up a life as much as the big things (if not more so). So here's a start:

I have finally conquered no-bake cookies. Growing up, I never had a problem with them. In fact, they were sort of the starter cookie you would make before you were old enough to use the oven. But then I moved to Utah and have had the darndest time getting them to set up since then. I have no idea why. Okay so once it was because I accidentally used 3 cups of karo syrup instead of 3 tablespoons. Ahem. Yeah. I was talking to my mom and was really distracted at the time. But even when I used the right amount of karo they wouldn't work. My best guess is that things boil much faster at 7,000 feet where I grew up than they do here so they weren't getting enough boil time. Well finally I started boiling them for exactly two minutes before adding the oats, peanut butter, and vanilla, and they have worked the past four times I've made them! Yes! Victory is mine!

2 comments:

LINDSAY said...

I'm with you--no bake cookies are the BEST! Especially because you can whip them up so fast, but they are so addicting. I totally agree--you have to get the boiling amount JUST right or they never set up--but they still taste good :)

Lindsay said...

Yay for more, yea even frivolous posts! :)

I thought I mastered the no-bake cookie. In Utah I did....but something was different about Indiana and they kept turning out runny. I haven't tried in New York yet, so we'll see.