Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Weather Outside Is Frightful

The last two days has seen us going through some very strange weather. One minute it is very cool and breezy, the next hot and humid. Then of course there are the sudden downpours of rain, with lots of thunder and lightening. As long as we don't get the golf ball sized hail that other places have gotten I will be happy.

I spent the last two days cleaning areas of the house that I have been unable or perhaps I should say unwilling to tackle until now. I never thought having a clean coat closet would give me so much pleasure!
I have also been busy doing some baking. Have to take advantage of the cooler weather, and at least I don't have to turn the air conditioning on full blast while baking. In fact the air conditioner has not been on for the last two days. Yippee, lower energy costs!!!

So what have I been baking between bouts of frantic cleaning.....

These are some Oatmeal Muffins. One of the ladies on the Frugal Living Forum posted the recipe and I just had to try them. These are so
good warm with lots of butter. They make a wonderful breakfast.

Next my chocolate cravings got the best of me and I just had to make these unbaked Chocolate Cookies. I may make another batch tomorrow if the weather is cooperative.

Then I discovered a container of sour cream waaaay back in the fridge. It was almost outdated and so I decided to make this Sour Cream Coffee Cake. It is all sliced up and in a container in my freezer for future enjoyment.
My last concoctions in the kitchen were..... blueberry muffins, using up the last of the fresh blueberries we had been given, and brownies another bowing to my inner chocoholic personality. I would upload some pictures of the finished product but blogger is not letting me. Guess my photos are causing "internal errors" right now.
Kris phoned tonight and he is coming home this weekend for his cousins wedding on Saturday. He sounds a bit better right now, so I hope it lasts. He did ask if I had made any Chocolate Chip Cookies lately, so I think I will make a double batch tomorrow.
Well off to visit you all. Everyone have a wonderful evening. God bless.


  1. Since you have all the bake goods I will bring the hot tea and lemon. We will have a good long visit..m.

  2. It all looks delicious! Oatmeal muffins are a hit at my house, too!

  3. WOW~~~ Everthing looks so yummy!!! How nice that you didn't have to turn the air on. I'm so glad you get to see Kris this weekend, and I'm sure he is looking forward being home for the weekend. Enjoy his company!
    I ordered a cloths line for the side of my house, I can't wait to get it. They are so hard to find I had to order mine online. I think I miss Frugal Living Forum more than I do blogging. I think it's because saving money or should I say staying above water is what my life is about at this moment. I will have to start going back to the Forum. They may be getting tired of me going back and forth back and forth. But I hope to try again soon.
    Take care my friend and enjoy your son this weekend.

  4. Oh yum. You are making me want to go bake something sweet this morning! ;o)
    The unbaked cookies look so good, but with the humidity we have around here, they never "set up". The school used to make these when I was growing up, and I loved them. Good memories.

  5. Hi Jackie...I'm so happy to see you are back...I missed you.

    I'm sorry you went through such a bad patch at school and I hope Kris is doing's good to see he will be home this weekend. You have baked so many goodies...everything looks delish. The no bake chocolates sound good...have you ever shared the recipe?
    Have a lovely weekend...hugs, Linda

    p.s.s After your harsh winter your flowers are looking wonderful...I'm waiting on my tomatoes too...L

  6. Jackie,

    I'm on my way to your house to have some of those blueberry muffins and some of that sour cream coffee cake. lol


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