Monday, January 23, 2012

Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies

I love oatmeal cookies, but J gets tired of me always putting chocolate chips in them, so I made up a new recipe this afternoon.

Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies
1 c. margarine
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1/3 c. applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon (if using cinnamon applesauce, omit this)
2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. oatmeal
1 tsp baking soda

Mix together in the order listed and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.

These do NOT get very dark, are not overly sweet and are a pretty dense cookie (goes great with a glass of milk!)

MommyShelle C

Monday, January 16, 2012

Domesticated...I am getting there.

So, before I was a SAHM, I was 'just a mom.' Ha!

I have always loved to cook, been tolerant of cleaning, and obsessed on some level with organization.

Since becoming a SAHM, I have found a new love: baking!

Primarily this love has morphed into homemade bread. In the last week I have made5 loves of white bread, 2 pans of cinnamon rolls, a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread, a pan of dinner rolls and a batch of biscuits. YUMMY!

I am also certain that all of these things will find me back the recent 7 pounds I have managed to lose.

Now, if I only I could make myself clean a little more and make a little less mess each time I do this baking, my house would be a bit more presentable a bit more often.

MommyShelle C

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Creamy Pork Chops & Rice

I only made 3 pork chops for this recipe, but make more of the chops & sauce as needed:

*Season the pork chops how ever you like but I used; salt, pepper, garlic powder & season salt.
*Put about 2 tbsp. olive oil in skillet & cook pork chops until done (about 5 min per side for 1/2 inch chop)
*Remove chops from pan and set aside
*Add about 1/3 -1/2 cup of Chicken broth to pan and stir with whisk to get all of the gunk off the bottom of the pan. This gunk is delicious and DO NOT waste it.
*Add 2 oz. cream cheese and 2-3 tbsp. butter to broth in pan. Whisk until smooth.
*Splash a couple of splashes of Worcestershire Sauce in there for some yummy flavor.
*Add salt & pepper to taste. Add more broth until the consistency that you prefer.
*Finally, pour the juice off the setting chops into cream sauce, whisk & serve over the chops & rice.

**I made a quick brown rice to serve with this and it was great together.