Sunday, August 29, 2010

I've won two things this week!

How amazing! One didn't really have much competition, and really I only won because the real winner never provided an email address. The other thing I really won, out of lots of people! It was from I won a pair of crocs! Woohoo! I've been drooling over the new styles for kids, so I'm excited!

In other news, our official first day of school for the 10-11 school year is tomorrow! I hope it goes well! We will be doing school Mon-Thurs with Friday as a catch up day (hopefully not needed). I plan to keep myself at home those mornings and run errands as needed after Paul's nap. I hope things go well and we have lots of fun and learn lots of stuff! I hope to update more about that later! Maybe a weekly, what we learned or what was fun?

And, I totally need to dump pictures off my camera, but I haven't yet. Maybe I will later tonight? Maybe? I hate getting this behind, it makes me not want to get caught up!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Best cookies...EVER?

Maybe! They were pretty darn good! I wish I took a picture, because they looked liked really good cookies too! These were the Hu La La Surprise cookies with a little tweak.

Luke & I had our very first Hu La La cookie out in Salt Lake City last October from the Lion House. It was unique and good. I looked through the Lion House cookbooks I own and couldn't find the recipe. Typical I thought, if I like something, the restaurant won't give out the recipe (like Barbara Jeans pumpkin bread). Well, they happened to put out a new cookbook soon after, Lion House Bakery, and the recipe was inside! We have made it many many times and it is a favorite of ours, and my mother in law is pretty fond of them too! Well, I decided to make these for our little Mills mini family reunion on Saturday. While I was mixing them up, I thought I would try to make them a little less chunky, so I whirled the oats and coconut, separately, through my vitamix (super powerful blender, though I'm sure a food processor would work or regular blender would do the oats, but watch out with the coconut) before adding to the cookie mix. I love them this way!

Before you make these cookies, be prepared to get your hands messy! These don't call for a mixer and its a lot of dough so I just knead it together with my hands. Oh, and I generally make these into big cookies, a recipe makes a few more than 3 dozen. So, check out the recipe link, and mix these together the next time you need a cookie fix, I don't think you will regret it!