Sometimes it is nice to regurgitate the contents of my brain…to just let all those random thoughts out in no particular fashion…And now, thanks to Amanda @ Running With Spoons Thursdays have become my Thinking Out Loud days…
• I came across this story last week, and I cannot stop thinking bout how one child can make such a difference. Eight year old Jonah has been battling a rare form of life threatening “Glycogen storage disease”, receiving the nutrition he so desperately needs through a feeding tube, every 3 hours. Dr. David Weinstein who has been studying and treating Jonah was running out of funding and so when Jonah’s then 6 year old friend, Dylan offered to help, the Doc just thought it was “cute”. But Dylan persisted and wrote a book called “Chocolate Bar” and decided to sell it, raising almost $750K in funds! Dylan named his book “Chocolate bar” as he equated a chocolate bar as being “awesome”…his book begins with “Disneyland is so chocolate bar,” and concludes with “I like to help my friends. That is the biggest chocolate bar.” You can read more about Jonah and his amazing friend, Dylan here.
• I am not a huge fan of awards shows, but I caught a clip of Matthew McConaughey’s speech on the news and was blown away. My friend JB informed me that MM has said this before – but, again, I am failing miserably at my New years resolution to watch more TV aaaaannnnd …this was my first time hearing it!
So – Who do YOU look up to?
Who do YOU look forward to?
And, who do YOU chase?
• My curiosity got the better of me after seeing Joanne @ Eats Well With Others mention “The Leftovers Club” in a post; and I did what any curious person would do and signed up! Today is my first ever Leftovers Club share!
After I made a bunch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for my daughter’s soccer team last week,
I had a gazillion leftover, even after sharing some with JB…
So I decided to send the leftovers to my leftover club mate Kathia.
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 4 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon powdered cloves
- 2 and 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 2-3 handfuls of chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375
Using an electric mixer, cream the butter, white sugar and brown sugar
Add the salt and eggs and mix well
Add in the flour and baking powder
Set aside the electric mixer, and using a spoon, add in the vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, oats and chocolate chips
(I chilled the mix for an hour before baking)
Bake on parchment lined baking trays for 10 minutes (12 minutes for a crispier cookie)
Now the hardest part - let cool for 30 minutes
The way The Leftovers Club works is that you will be randomly paired with another member, with whom you can swap leftovers. Participants post their recipes on the first Thursday of the month, after the swap has been made.