3/4 cup brown sugar
150 g butter, room temperature
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
2 1/4 cups oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup raisins
Preheat the oven to 180 deg Cel. Line the baking trays. Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg and extract and mix. Add the remaining ingredients.
Roll into balls (about a tablespoon at a time) and flatten slightly. Bake for 20 - 22 minutes. Remove and cool in tray for 5 minutes. Remove onto cooling rack and let cool completely. So lovely with tea or dunked into a glass of milk. (Opt: replace raisins with dried cherries / cranberries)
My little star was on stage last night and even though the stage coordinator forgot to call her and she was a little teary as she ran up... she handled it beautifully and none were any the wiser. Afterwards though she fell into my arms looking for comfort. An honoured spot indeed, and I held her like when she was a bitty thing until all was calm.
A kind and thankful gesture... her love talk is often gifts. Since little she would wrap up her food, toys, stones, my own things and present them to me. She's a treat!
My friend and I were talking this morning about walking everyday without offense, which is hard... if you live on this planet, with all these people, then honestly... bottom line is that it is going to happen.
It's your response that matters. She was saying that she makes a daily choice when she gets up notto be offended today and to choose joy. May we have the wisdom and revelation not to harbour bitterness and a bruised heart but cast our cares on Him and trust Him, because the alternative is no alternative at all.
I love this simple scripture... it always reminds me that the decision to remain clean lies with me -
good mental health 101:
In Acts 24.16 Paul says "So I strive always (practice) to keep my conscience clear (blameless, empty) before God and man"
Outside church... sadly minus our guy.
Wayne has been away for a few days so we needed consoling... off to our favourite noodles place... (and on the cold days there were movies, pictionary, card games, card making, Portuguese lessons with gran and lots of reading)
Rebecca and our neighbour always take over my kitchen with their creations... this one was quite good, who wouldn't enjoy an ice-cream pie?