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!


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.