Sunday, April 22, 2018

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies


I made these based on Chocolate Sprinkle Crinkle Cookes from Joy the Baker.  I don't like sprinkles much so I was going to skip the step of rolling the cookies in them anyway, and when I pulled my box of baking supplies off the shelf to grab the chocolate chips I found a bag of peanut butter chips too and that sounded fun.

These cookies were easy to make and I liked that they used oil instead of butter especially since I didn't have butter that day.

I really need to get myself a cookie scoop or two.  Gotta have the right tools, you know?

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Snapshot - Canucks Flyer



My Dad unearthed this from a box of treasures in the basement.
Ticket prices have slightly changed over the years.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

This is a thing that I have, and also, book sale!

I recently read about tsundoku and laughed.  
Finally I can put a name to what I have been doing for years!  

I have been trying to get back to reading more but lately I've struggled with some of my 
choices and slowed right down, while at the same time receiving and using gift cards 
to the book store and moving books from the bookshelf in the basement to my room to read "soon" and this is what it looks like.


In related news, the Kamloops Symphony held their Spring Book Sale and we went.  Everyone got some books, and the Symphony got some of our money.
I got 5 books; a Thai cookbook, a novel and 3 memoirs.  
I tried to read Eat Pray Love years ago when it came out and I didn't like it and didn't finish it, but now that I'm old(er) I thought I would try again.  
I have had Pema Chodron's name on my list of authors to read for a couple of years, so I was excited to see one of her books.


I am currently struggling through a non fiction book that is interesting but a tough read, and a fiction book that I really don't like much.  I can't give up on either one, so I've got to just find some time and get them done so I can move on. 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Kids Book Club - Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren


This came in a set of "Classics for kids" that we ordered from Scholastic.
The Girl and I read this, when I asked her what her favorite part was, she said "Pippi!"
I remember loving Pippi Longstocking when I was a kid but frankly I found her annoying as we read this book.  I am a tired mom.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Sunday Dinner - Irish Beef Stew

For St. Patrick's Day weekend I wanted to make a stew for Sunday dinner and I tried a new recipe - Irish Beef and Guinness Stew.
I try to avoid cooking with alcohol, so I subbed out the Guiness in the recipe with beef and mushroom broth.  It was a very very delicious stew.

I served the stew with mashed potatos and Ciabatta bread, perfect for dunking.