Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween.

We had so much fun tonight. The kids dressed up and went trick or treating but the most fun was handing out candy. We sat out in front of the house and the kids had candy duty. Jeff brought the iPad out and found Halloween songs on YouTube. Stuff like monster mash and purple people eater. The kids danced and chased down the trick or treaters before they got to our house. Good times. :-)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

If you see me other places online you've probably already seen this...

Then you've probably already seen these but here's my latest loss pics. I'm around 145 lbs down. Not too much further to go now.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

My new favorite, super easy, cake mix cookies

I don't really eat cookies much anymore, too much sugar makes me feel like I'm going to die, but these were amazing. After I listened to Jeff and Anthony go on about them I had to try one myself! (Amelia doesn't like chocolate so she didn't have an opinion. Weird child!) They were so yummy and they're super simple.
Preheat the oven to 350.
Mix together the following

1 box of cake mix (I used devils food)
1/2 cup of butter (softened)
2TB of oil
2 eggs
Then stir in 1 cup of chips (I used store brand semi sweet chocolate)

Drop by rounded spoonful on to a cookie sheet, and bake for 8-10 minutes. Mine were perfect at 8.5. Cool on the pan for few minutes then transfer to a wire rack. Or in my house just leave them on the cookie sheet, they'll eat most of them before the second batch is out of the oven!

I'm thinking I could make these with a strawberry cake mix with white chocolate chips or a butter cake for a sugar type of cookie. Have you tried this kind of recipe? What flavor combination would you make?