Planning is such a wonderful thing! Way better day today!
Last night I made granola cookies. I love them because they are sort of a “kitchen sink” kind of recipe – you can use whatever you have kicking around as long as the proportions are right. A big cookie and a banana made a yummy, healthy breakfast.
Granola Cookies· 1/2 cup of sugar (brown or white)· 3/4 cups of applesauce· 1 cup of flour· 2 tsp of baking powder· 1/2 tsp of salt· 1 tsp of cinnamon· 1/4 tsp of allspice· 1/8 tsp of powdered cloves· 1 cup of rolled oatsNow the creative part – from one cup to up to a cup and a half (total) of “whatever” – I’ve offered some suggestions, but basically anything you have on hand that sounds like it would be yummy:sunflower seeds – walnuts – pecans – raisins – dried cranberries – white chocolate chips – flax seeds – butterscotch chips – pumpkin seeds – wheat germ- granola – dry cerealDirections:1. Preheat the oven to 350F2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together sugar and applesauce.3. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together then stir into the applesauce mixture.4. Stir in your other assorted ingredients until the batter is just combined.5. Drop large spoonfuls of batter onto a greased cookie sheet – they don’t really spread much and get bigger, so they will remain approximately the same size.6. Bake for 10 minutes.7. Allow them to cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes, then move them to a plate to cool further.
After school the real fun started. I decided it was time for a serious cooking lesson, so when Rosie got off the bus she was greeted with “You’re making homemade pizza from scratch!!!!”
First I walked her through mixing up the dough. Our yeast was a bit old and thus not as yeastish as I might have wished. (That’s short for “It didn’t rise much!”)
Twenty minutes of tempting smells later, our little chicken timer summoned us back to the kitchen for a delicious but extremely thin crust pizza.