Each week, my little family reserves Monday night for family night. We choose a basic principle - like sharing, honesty, or prayer- talk about it, play little games to reinforce the idea, sing songs, and then we bake cookies. I've been trying some different recipe that don't contain sugar, and this is a favorite.
Honey Apple Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup stone ground whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups ground oats
- 1 apple, shredded
Cream the butter, add the honey, add egg and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients then add to the wet. Stir in oats and apple. I sometimes add a shredded carrot, nuts or sunflower seeds. Bake for 9-10 minutes at 375 degrees.
Happy weekend, friends! Enjoy!
Isn't it funny how even as adults, our tastes can change? In my early twenties, I thought I didn't like olive oil. Then my boyfriend at the time took me to dinner at The Ledford House and we had the most amazing appetizer of olive oil, roasted garlic and french bread and I was hooked.
I still find my taste changing, with foods I eat, clothes I wear and things I put in my home. Never say never, I say.
Happy Friday, friends!
I need some. And yet, here I am at 11pm on my computer. I should be in bed, right in the middle of my boys, but here I sit.
Last week it occurred to me; If I don't go to bed early, the whole family suffers. If I stay up late, I feel frustrated with my boys when they wake up and need me throughout the night and early in the morning. And I start to resent my husband that he's able to sleep all night long. But it's not his fault. He's not nursing our baby, and really there's nothing he can do to lighten my load during the night.
It all comes down to this; I'm a better mother and wife when I go to bed early. So here are some pretty pictures for you. Then, I'm going to bed.
Good night, friends.
Tonight, I'm especially thankful for a husband who doesn't watch football. I'm thankful for the quiet, cozy evening spent at home, together with our boys, eating good food around our table, playing games and talking about our dreams.
Sweet and Simple. Made with kraft paper, twine, and staples. The idea came via my friend, via Pinterest, via a Japanese Craft blog. Just google it and you can find directions.