Reading While Knitting

Nothing complicated; nothing too exciting, but yes, I do knit while I read. As well as during many other domestic activities.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Unexpected goodness

This morning, all of my Things went for a walk around the block, so I got a shower! Whoopie! Then, they happily played outside for a while. I used the absence of a small person clinging to my leg to clean up the house and make lunch for our homeschooling park day.

There was still time left over, so I tried my Amazing Powers of Recipe Creation and made these, right out of my head.


Deep Chocolate Wonder Cookies with Mini Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. I wonder what it says about my cooking habits that I can make a passible cookie with very little thought?

Anyhow, if you want to do this too? Just cream 1/2 cup of butter with 1 cup of sugar, and then add 2 eggs and a teaspoon of vanilla. When it's all nice, add 1 cup of cocoa, 1 cup of flour, a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of baking soda. When everything is mixed, stir in some peanut butter cups.

Bake at 350 for about 10-12 minutes. Eat. All measurements are pretty much the palm of my hand or by eye, so your mileage may vary.

Plus, I frogged and reknit the larger mittlet, so they match and are lovely. Unfortunately, I had already mailed my scarf package. And, when I pulled the needles out of that cotton lace? It's so definitely wide enough that I just ripped out the bad rows and think I'll get moving on it tonight. Woo hoo!

15 Comments:

At 7:58 PM, Blogger Brittany said...

Mmmmmm! Those look so yummy. Makes me crave a cookie.

 
At 8:32 PM, Blogger bfmomma said...

omg, you created a cookie??? I can't bake WITH a recipe, let alone make something up. (wait... I've substituted M&M's for chocolate chips in a chocolate chip cookie!)

Waiting for knitting pics. I've been doing some frogging of my own!

Hey, do you regularly read the yarn harlot? she just finished her wedding shawl... wow! First time I've ever seen knit lace and actually thought "I wish I could do that!"

 
At 6:00 AM, Blogger Rain said...

Just wait until they're all grown up and moving out - you'll be pining for that leg clinger.

Teh cookies look delicious.

 
At 9:50 AM, Blogger Charity said...

Look at you! A shower and cookies all in the same morning? What's up with that? :0)

 
At 11:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cookies look yummy & do-able for someone who has lost the knack of cooking on a regular basis ;)
I had to laugh over frogging the mitt- I cavalierly started a 2nd striped sock, saying I wasn't going to be tied to the convention of identical socks, but after 5 inches (on size 2 needles) I couldn't stand it anymore & ripped it out. I'm an accountant, for pity's sake- what was I thinking!

 
At 12:05 PM, Blogger allisonmariecat said...

Oh, yum! Wonder cookies, indeed!

 
At 3:10 PM, Blogger A said...

yum. see, I can't make a passable cookie WITH a recipe.

 
At 3:18 PM, Blogger String Bean said...

Mmm... peanut butter cups. My favorite.

Mittlets? Are they mitts for small persons? Or half-mittens? I like that name. Mayhaps I'll make some mittlets, once I find out exactly what they are...

 
At 5:05 PM, Blogger Stefaneener said...

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At 5:06 PM, Blogger Stefaneener said...

Sorry, broken link at first:
Um, they're half-mitts (hee -- half wit humor there) and they're the ones on this site: http://elegantewe.com/description.php?
II=86&UID=2005122810222766.249.64.4 and I bought the pattern only from these folks, although anyone who can figure a left leaning decrease as well as a right ought to be able to do them right up. I love the way the thumb gusset makes them fit.

 
At 9:29 PM, Blogger Kristy said...

These look so yummy! You make such great stuff.

 
At 11:48 PM, Blogger jen said...

My hero....

How are the chickens and the bees?

 
At 9:49 AM, Blogger Charity said...

You know, I SO wish we were closer geographically, I think you and I would have some really great, deepish conversations. :0)

 
At 9:10 AM, Blogger Samantha said...

*drooling* Mmmm Cooooooookies. With Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cups ... Yum!

 
At 2:52 PM, Blogger K said...

OMG - they look scrumptious! Wonder when the last time I baked was? I am so admiring of someone who creates cookie recipes. Cookie recipes that come out edible!

 

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