So, January is half over?!
I took a slight break from updating during the holidays, but I am back and ready to be creative. It’s 2010, we just moved into our first house, and I’ve got a slew of projects in the que!
New house… I’ve been living with my parents for a few years, so my potholder collection was slacking. I bought a few from the D-Tree, but they were completely useless. Might as well have just grabbed pans with a piece of cotton. I needed good, durable potholders. Mom and Dad’s kitchen has great ones. Mom did some Googling and found a pattern, and here is what we have so far:
Before I can move my craft stuff into the room, I’ve got to finish painting. I picked out the colors last year to paint my bedroom, and then I never did. This awesome paint can’t just go to waste. Yellow, Green and Teal will be inspiring me for years to come 🙂
This particular recipe comes from the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Waukee, circa 2006.
- 1 c brown sugar
- 1 c sugar
- 1/2 c butter or shortening
- 3 eggs
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 t white syrup
- 1 1/2 c peanut butter
- 4 1/2 c oatmeal
- 1/4 lb chocolate chips (ummm, or half a bag?)
- 1/4 lb M&Ms (ummm, a full bag? And I used peanut…)
- Cream sugars and butter, add eggs, soda, syrup and peanut butter (I just realized I forgot last half cup of peanut butter, still turned out fine, also explains why they aren’t as peanut buttery as usual). Get this all creamy – then add your oatmeal. Once you get the oatmeal mixed, add your chocolate chips and M&Ms.
- Scoop on to the pan, try to flatten, and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. 350 for 10-12 is what the recipe said. I pushed mine back to about 300, and had to have them in for about 13-14 minutes. I’m still getting used to my oven.