Saturday, September 16, 2006


Yesterday we went to the beach for the first time since we moved here. We took dog and dog looooved it. He was swimming all over (first time swimming). However, on the walk from the parking lot to the beach he ended up getting sand burrs stuck in his paws and fur. When we got home i ended up cutting them out and then gave him a bath and cut his hair again. This time he got a total trim not just a few snips with the scissors.

Puppy try to dry off a little (before his trim)

Sunset at the beach. AWWWW

Had to get up early this morning to meet with
a bunch of my coworkers. We participated in coastal clean up. It was good to get out and walk around while making the environment all pretty. Afterward we went out to eat and then to the yarn store! woot. I bought 2 scans of micio yarn color 6 and one scan patagonia nature cotton in color 211 but on the color card it looks more like 213. I am not exactly sure what I want to make with these....probably scarfs. so if you have any ideas for patterns let me know. I an a little antsy to start with them but i promised myself that i would first finish what is on my needles.

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So the CLEMSON fsu game is on right now. GO TIGERS! OMG jimmy dean is done. That is all i have to say.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

cooking by email

A few days ago I received an email about Neiman Marcus. It contained a recipes that they claim was the recipe for the cookies sold at Neiman Marcus. Well the entire email was a scam but it did have a recipe for the cookies. Looking at it I thought it would be fun to see if they are good. I am currently waiting for the oven to preheat before I put the batch in. The dough looks pretty awesome. If any of you are interested the recipe is as follows:

Neiman-Marcus Fake Cookies (Recipe may be halved)

2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar

4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
5 cups blended oatmeal
4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
24 oz. chocolate chips
3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)

Measure oatmeal, and blend in a blender to a fine powder.
Cream the butter and both sugars, add eggs and vanilla.
Mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda.
Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar, and nuts.
Roll into balls, and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112 cookies.

I left the nuts out of my cookies.

I finished my first knitting project last week. It is a criss cross cabled cozie. I have started on a pocket scarf for a present for some little ones. Time to put cookies in the oven. Lets hope they turn out!!!