Saturday, August 31, 2013
Project 365 Writing/Photography Challenge; Post #12
I meant very sincerely to post this last night, but when it came down to it, I finished my sewing project at 10:30pm and my hands hurt. Hand-hemming cuffs always kills my hands; but I didn't have the right thread for top stitching with the machine so I had to blind-stitch it by hand. Anyway, I baked cookies yesterday afternoon with Small Boy. First we made the peanut butter, then the chocolate. However, the chocolate were low carb, with soy flour, almond flour, gluten, and Splenda. Disgusting. The very light colored ones are sugar cookies, but are low carb made with almond flour and Splenda. Very tasty! Yay! (You can find the recipe here. I should note that I followed the other reviews and only used 1/2 cup Splenda.) I was so excited when hubby said he likes them that I almost jumped up and down and clapped my hands; except I was feeding Boy dinner and my jumping/clapping would have put his dinner all over the floor. He does that well enough on his own without my help... This is not my first low carb baking session, but it is my first one that actually ended in success. I was especially thrilled considering the cost of the little bag of almond flour-- $10.99--Yikes! However if the recipe turns out good, it is still cheaper than buying Atkins treats/desserts. I also found this morning that you cannot store these cookies sealed in a plastic container; they turn a bit soggy, just like if you cover the donut box with plastic wrap...so I'm setting them out on the cooling rack again to see if they firm back up. Then I'm putting a good old fashioned cookie jar on my thrift store shopping list. So that is my thrilling story for today, I may take a break tomorrow but I will be back on Monday. Have a great weekend, and go make some thrilling memories!