Monday, July 23, 2007

My weekend



First of all, I must chuckle when I type this for I must remember the comment directed at me in Sunday School yesterday by someone who read a previous blog that I had done. I guess you really have no idea who is REALLY lurking about, huh? So - that means I will have to be careful to not argue with my SS teacher, right?? Not that I would but I had to put that here for his benefit in case he stops by again!!

So - back to my weekend! Friday evening was so cool!!! My husband and I went bowling and he completely trounced me!! Boo!!Hoo!! Anyway, then we went to Baldino's for supper and it was SOOOOOOOO delicious! Then Saturday, I got up early and went and played Racquetball with Dave. That was fun, hot and sweaty!! Came home and then the wheels fell off!! I had decided that my bathroom needed a good scrubbing so after that chore was over, I do believe that I was higher than a kite on Clorox Clean-up!! Anyway, it looks so much better but I can't say that I feel better!!

Now on to the news of the Marine!! This guy is nuttier than a fruitcake!!! He calls us on Saturday and we were all hanging around the speaker phone chatting away. Keep in mind that he hadn't been able to talk to us much the past 2 weeks due to being in the field for training. Carrie asked him what kind of cookies he would like to have since we have some stuff that needs mailed to him. He wanted and I quote, "chocolate chip and M & M cookies". Ever heard of such a thing? Well, something else you may not know about me is that I LOVE cookbooks!!! So off I went exploring! I remembered from the far away past a friend telling me about baking Monster Cookies so I began and ended my search right then! After a trip to the store for supplies, that was going to be my Sunday afternoon activity! Well, first, I had to borrow a bigger mixing bowl. I may have to invest in one of those if I am going to do this again!! (By the way, I did take pictures but I left my camera at home this morning!!) So, I started with the 12 eggs, went on to the 4 cups of brown sugar, 4 cups of regular sugar, a full pound of butter, a huge bag of chocolate chips, a pound and a half of M&M's and 18 cups of oatmeal and a few other things thrown in for good measure!! I thought my arms would fall off before I got all that mixed up!! Oh wait!!! I forgot the pound and a half of creamy peanut butter!! Anyway, I baked him up some cookies and they are going in the mail today! Now, I should have used that as bribery - he updates his blog, I send him cookies but the mom in me won't let me!!

Okay - I have rattled enough! I had a great weekend and am ready for another one! Ah man!!! It's only Monday!! Oh well!! Have a great day!!

8 comments:

Vonnie said...

I love monster cookies!!! Sounds like you had a great weekend.

maryellenhuff said...

Ummmm - I'm not exactly a master baker or anything but I'm pretty sure that you can add one extra ingredient like M&M's, Reeses pieces, etc. to any regular ole' chocolate chip cookies recipe (without going overboard of course). You can do it in exchange for the chocolate chips or in addition too. Kind of like how you can add nuts, or not, to cookies. I don't charge a lot for my advice, that will be $25....

CrazieChrisa said...

You SPOIL him!!!! When we get married (in the future! No, we aren't engaged!;-)), he will want cookies ALLLL the time;-) Hahaha! Just kidding! I think you should have used them as a bribe that! Anyyyyyhoooo ttyl..luv and miss ya TOOOOOOONNNNNNNNZZZZZZZZ!!!!

Linda S said...

Leah,
Sounds like a great weekend especially to someone who is lonely tonight. :) We are making it minute by minute. Cookies sound great.....were you planning to treat the whole barracks?
Linda

LaDonna said...

Um, I think we should alert the President to say that YOU are supplying cookies for the entire MARINE CORPS from now until Christmas!!!! That horrid list of ingredients is EXACTLY the reason I have only made MONSTER cookies ONCE in my life. No need to repeat that mistake twice, lesson learned! I was nearly paralyzed by the time I finished, simply because I didn't have a mixer! I think next time you take Mary Ellen's advice...it's cheaper than the list of supplies to make those! But glad you had a good time. How much batter did you eat?

Leah said...

LaDonna - I simply refuse to divulge that information regarding the batter!!!!!! Yes there are a few M&M's left but not many!!!!

Angie Davis said...

Put on a fresh pot of coffee--I'll be right down.

Catrena said...

I make monster cookies every now and then, but I have actually gone through and quartered the recipe. It makes just enough, and then I don't have a kazillion cookies to tempt me.