Monday, October 13, 2008

Cookies and a menu plan

One simple thing never fails to make the man of this home happy. When Joshua chooses dessert, we have these cookies. I could get away with serving just about anything for dinner, as long as these little gems followed. ;)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

2/3 butter
2/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 eggs **
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour (up to half wheat)
2 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup peanuts
3/4 cup chocolate chunks

Combine butters. Add sugars, baking powder and baking soda. Beat 'til smooth. Add eggs and vanilla. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Drop by tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes or until edges are just slightly browned.

** I've begun replacing one of the eggs with a Tbsp each of soy flour and water and it's worked great. Thanks Gayle!

Anyway, here's the menu for the week... and hopefully none of the dishes will require these cookies to make amends for it.


Applesauce muffins
Granola with dried fruit
Eggs and toast
Cooked oatmeal or cold cereal
Scrambled eggs and cinnamon bread


Monday- Harvest chowder with homemade crackers and cheese (homemade crackers that is, not cheese)

Tuesday- Chicken burritos

Wednesday- Dinner with friends

Thursday- Taco lasagna

Friday- Creamed chicken on wheat biscuits

Saturday- Lentil rice casserole and salad.

Check out more menu planning ideas here.


Elizabeth said...

I am abandoning the cookie recipe I was making this week and making these instead!! They look so yummy!

Anonymous said...

Taco lasagna recipe please?

Michelle M. said...

Those cookies look fantastic. My boys would love those!
Taco lasagna sounds great!

Anna said...

Thanks Elizabeth and Michelle! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. :)

"Mominmentalmotion", I'm might just have to post the recipe with pictures later this week, but here's the recipe for now. :

1 lb beef
1/2 cup onion
Add and simmer four minutes:
2/3 cup water
1 pack taco seasoning
1 can black beans
2 cups diced tomatoes
Layer with:
6 tortillas
1 can re-fried beans
2 cups cheese

Bake, covered, for 20-25 minutes. Enjoy! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my! That is so super easy. What a great recipe! It will be going on a future menu! Thanks.

Tammy W said...

Those cookies look divine!

Friendly Fella said...

yumm A definant way to a mans heart.. only if you could smell throught the internet....

a'yi said...

Anna, those look really good! I don't blame Josh at all for wanting them.:) I'll have to get S. to make them sometime.:)