Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Zeal and I took advantage of one of Anjali's many naps today to sneak into the kitchen to finish some "cookies" we began late yesterday once she was down for the night (I might add here that nights are going quite well; we're all actually sleeping!!)
So, back to the cookies. Last month, we tried our favorite oatmeal raisin cookie recipe (good ol' Better Crocker) using our favorite pancake mix (Azure Standard Buckwheat) instead of the flour, baking powder, etc. Remember the birth day cake? Yes, we are in a pattern with cutting corners with pancake mix. ;) Well, the cookies turned out great. Your best ever! A triumph, said Daddy.
So, in need of a late night snack we could all enjoy, Zeal and I thought about those cookies. Those cookies. And we were officially on a mission. The boys went to the store for a bit of brown sugar. And then we got to work.
Only problem: in our baby's-here, we're-running-the-cupboards-dry mode, we were also out of egg replacer, or anything that would work as a binder for these cookies.
We thought oil might do the trick, but nope, that didn't work.
Disappointed, but okay we'll live, we went to bed and planned to go to the store in the morning.
Well, morning led to afternoon and we never did get to the store. At one point, Zeal remembered the cookie project and long story short we decided not to go out.
Can I just have a bowl of it? he asked, and then ate a bit with a spoon.
And then, with a brightened, light bulby face...
Let's make it into granola!!! he announced.
Brilliant kid. It's so, so good!
That's just the way I like my cookies to crumble. Yum.
**And yes, that's a Darth Vader mask you see in the picture. Zeal says he's Darth Baker.