Finally had a chance to clean my living room, and halfway convince the weather to cooperate so I could get a few pictures of the freshly painted walls. A big Thank You to Beckey and Tim for painting over Easter weekend. I really appreciate it, and, my living room looks flipping awesome.
For those of you playing the Sherwin Williams Home Game, the colors are
- 6648 Kumquat (orange)
- 6703 Frolic (green)
So, baby is arriving soon (not soon enough) and instead of playing games at the shower, I suggested that all of the guests decorate onesies for him to wear over the next year. And by “suggested” I mean, I didn’t let a few of the guests leave until they completed the task. They all turned out great, and baby is so excited to start wearing his new clothes!
Tomorrow is Brian’s birthday! He’s doesn’t eat cake, so I couldn’t make him some fun fancy birthday cake. I decided on making him a giant Monster Cookie Cake, since he loves monster cookies. I did a little research and found out that you can use any cookie recipe, just make sure to cut back on the heat, and cook it a little longer. Also, leave the cookie on the pan while it cools – it will continue to cook. I cooked this on a pizza pan (was going to go the pizza stone route, but it would have taken at least two stones).
- 1 c sugar
- 1 c brown sugar
- 1/2 c butter
- 2 tsp soda
- 3 eggs
- 1 tbs white syrup (or more, whatever, I never measure, I just pour.)
- 1 1/2 c peanut butter
- 4 1/2 c oatmeal (or more, depending on if you use the correct amount of peanut butter)
- 1 bag chocolate chips
- 1 bag of M&Ms
Directions for Cookie Cake
- Cream butter and sugar. Add other ingredients one at a time. Mix well!
- Spread evenly on pizza pan. Make sure the middle isn’t thicker than the outside, that’s the toughest part to cook. If your dough is already to the edge of your pan, you might want to consider taking some of it off. Cookies spread, you don’t want to waste cookie by feeding it to the oven floor. I cooked mine at 250 for… maybe 25 minutes. I could tell the bottom was just brown, but none of the edges were burnt. These cookies normally cook at 350 for … however you like them done.