This week's post involves my very helpful younger son, he did all the cooking while I did most of the photography!
I was gone all day Saturday at a professional development thing, so Sunday afternoon was my only time to do 6-people-worth of laundry, clean a couple of very nasty and long neglected bathrooms, grade a dozen Alg 2 tests, find a you tube video that best and most efficiently introduces optimization with linear programming, pay some bills, do 5 short (HA! yeah right) surveys for the previously mentioned professional development, and prepare for what will be another busy week of Daly life. But busy is the way I like it!!!
Anyway, I also needed to make some sweets (because that's the way we roll,) and a dish to pass for a leader's meeting for 4-H that I have to attend on Monday. And this is what the chef-in-training and I whipped up:
Obviously, the only ingredients are 2 boxes of Spice Cake mix, 1 29 oz. can of pumpkin, and a bag of white chips. Stir in a large bowl, drop by rounded spoonful on a cookie sheet, and cook for 13 minutes.
I doubled the recipe because I wanted enough for us to enjoy for a few days, as well as 1-2 dozen to take to Monday's pot-luck leader's meeting. Doubling it gave me 6 dozen.
We also figured the caloric value of each cookie -- because I'm a math-teacher-mom (very unlucky combination for a 4th grader...) -- and each cookie is only 74 calories!
In other news, I broke down and bought myself some reading glasses at WallyWorld Saturday. If I knew a year ago how much more enjoyable my paper-grading, book-reading, computer-surfing world would be if I had reading glasses, I would have bought these puppies a long time ago.