Friday, October 23, 2009

Something Yummy...

Last week I got one of my favorite care packages ever. It contained 6 cookies and 2 coffee toffees - made my by own darling mother. That first bite of Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookie was exquisite. Northland's food is good, but it can't compare to homemade cookies! I don't have the recipe for the cookies on my computer, but my sister sent me the Coffee Toffee recipe. See the photo and recipe below.

Coffee Toffee Bars

Cream 1 C soft butter
1 C brown sugar
Blend in 1 tsp. almond extract
1-2 T instant coffee
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Add 2-2 1/2 C flour to make stiff dough.

Press into well-greased 9x13 pan, sprinkle choc. chips on top.
Bake @ 350*F for 20-25 min.

Notes: I think we usually use a jelly roll pan. Use however many chocolate chips you need to fulfill your soul's desire...probably 1-2 cups would be plenty.

This is a yummy treat - you can tell because the recipe card is so worn that you can hardly read it anymore! It's a unique alternative to chocolate chip cookies, with an interesting texture and just a hint of coffee flavoring - not strong enough to turn off non-coffee people like me. =)

Feel free to leave feedback if you give this a try!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Surprise

I have fun roommates. Last night when I got back from Wednesday evening service, I found this waiting for me over my bed:

In case you can't read it, it says "You been had. P.S. We love you. -Roomies."

Thanks, roomies! Love ya too! =)

Ah, the randomness of if you'll excuse me, I need to go get more toilet paper from the supply closet.

Friday, October 9, 2009


So there's a lot one can do with the simple letter "s" - especially if it's on the top of every page in a note-taking journal. Mind you, I do my best to pay attention and take good notes, but now and then you just need to doodle a little. Here's the culprit that draws my pen to itself:

Some embellishments are pretty simple:

Sometimes they build on what's already there:

Then one day things started to get a little wilder:

That started a trend. I love this little guy!

This is one of my favorite doodles of all time. I love how he looks like he just discovered that he has hands.

Always remember and never forget this one thing: if you stop by my blog, you're sure to see something totally random! Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Friday, everyone!