Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Tired... But Here

I am SOOOO tired. #2's cold is still very much present and making her very grumpy. She finally settled down to sleep at 4.30 THIS MORNING!!! Aaaggghhh! She did go to sleep through the night but only stayed that way for twenty or so minutes at a time, then it took me another twenty minutes to get her calmed down and back to sleep so we got to do it all over again. So far, tonight is looking better (touch wood!) - she's been in bed three-and-a-half hours and only woken up once. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. One pleasant side effect of this is that we had a very lazy day and I switched the tv on at midday, not something I do very often, thinking we could watch Dr Phil and have a rest on the couch together. I was on the wrong station and the midday movie was just starting so #2 and I got to watch one of my favourite chick-flicks: 10 Things I Hate About You. We mostly lay on the floor and cuddled although she did hop up and dance during some of the music-y bits - it is a fun soundtrack and she's heard it enough times in the car!

Anyway, to some cooking. We made cookies on the weekend and for healthy (well, healthy-ish, they don't have any chocolate LOL) cookies they are really yummy. Another recipe from Bill Granger and another success. I could be seriously in love with Bill. You know if I wasn't already seriously in love with Hubby and Bill wasn't seriously in love with his wife and... well you know what I mean!

Oatmeal and Raisin Cookies
From Bill Granger's
Every Day

150g unsalted butter, softened
1 cup soft brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons natural vanilla extract
1 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
2 1/3 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 180˚C. Line 3 large baking trays with baking paper.

Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy and smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until smooth. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into the bowl and mix lightly. Add the oats and raisins and stir together.

Roll tablespoons of the mixture into ball and place on the baking trays. Flatten the balls with a fork dipped in flour. Bake the cookies for 20 minutes, or until pale golden. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the trays for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 30


JenTX said...

Mmmmmmm, I LOVE Oatmeal Raisin cookies. Oatmeal is good for you so they've GOTTA be healthy! lol

Sorry Libby isn't feeling well. Those summer colds are miserable. We're having a very springlike day here today so the trees will be spilling out their pollen soon and we'll all be sniffling.

I'm so glad you are able to have those lazy days. You and the kids deserve it.

Love your presentation of the cookies. Very clever!

Claire said...

These look really yummy! I'll have to try them. i'm always looking for different oatmeal cookies.

Red dirt mummy said...

Thanks Jen. I'm not a big fan of this type of cookie - too healthy I suppose LOL!

Glad to be of assistance, Claire!