Tuesday, October 29, 2013
I grew up eating these cookies. Almost every winter evening that we spent at MawMaw and PawPaw Willis's farm. MawMaw would ask us grandaughters if we wanted to make one of these 3 kinds of cookies... "Preacher cookies", "Southern Tea Cakes" or "Cornflake Cookies". Even though my sweet grandparents lived way out in the country in Northwest GA, MawMaw always made sure she had the ingredients to make these 3 kinds of cookies. I don't ever remember a time that she was out of any ingredient that we needed! I had been trying to think of a way to make these healthier so that I could make them for my family to enjoy occasionally and I think I have found a way! We thought they were just as delicious if not more so! My family loved them! I will include my grandmothers original recipe below and then my adapted one at the bottom.
2 c. sugar
3 c. quick oats
1/8 tsp. salt
4 Tbsp. cocoa
1/2. c. peanut butter
1/2 c. margarine
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. pet milk
1 c. sucanat or honey granules
3 c. quick oats
1/8 tsp. sea salt
4 Tbsp. cocoa
1/2 c. natural peanut butter
1/2 c. pastured organic butter
1/2. tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. raw organic milk
*Bring butter, cocoa and sucanat to a rolling boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in the rest of ingredients, adding oats last. Spoon onto wax paper to dry. Enjoy! Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
|Isaac, Grace and Mercy in our basement|
|Daniel worked hard all day to dig out and place rebar where we need to|
pour extra concrete for our load bearing walls.
|Basement plumbing went in this week! this is the|
plumbing that had to be done before we could pour
the slab for the basement. Lord willing, The slab
will be poured Tuesday!
|Isaac sitting on the future basement toilet:-)|
|So excited about building our home!|
|James and Mercy enjoying the backhoe:-).|
|view from back of house at the progress that took place this week.|
Gravel and Plumbing!
|This is one excited mama!|
|We are looking forward to David King being able to backfill|
Thursday, October 24, 2013
I don't know what it is about Fall that puts me in the mood to make pies but the mood has hit again this year and my family is loving it. I made these pies a little healthier than the original recipes, not that it justifies making pies but hey! It is Fall After all...
|Pumpkin, We like it warm with plenty of whipped cream|
and cinnamon. These were demolished quickly!
|James delighted to be eating|
one of his favorite dinners, Beef stew thickened and
served over mashed potatoes.
|Isaac eating one of his favorites, guacamole!|
|Grace worked diligently over|
a 2 month period to earn this little
cinderella doll. It was so fun to finally
be able to take her to walmart
to buy it:-).
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
|Before the race|
|All done! Alison, Lindsey and Lindsay|
|Thanks for the awesome time girls!|
|We went to church for a little while after the|
race and then on to lunch. So much fun:-)
So thankful that our friend Laura joined
us to take these awesome photos!
Saturday, October 19, 2013
We had phenomenal progress take place on our house this week. If only we can keep this up! It is amazing how much was accomplished in just 1 week. Praise the Lord!
|Daniel and the boys put more rebar in the basement walls.|
|Grace showing off the basement fireplace. We hope to put a woodstove|
|James can't wait to move onto our land. He thoroughly|
|The boys helping Daddy|
|It sure is nice having 2 sons who are quickly getting older and helpful!|
|We had our foundation painted with therma seal to help prevent|
any water problems. I chose white to go with our white farmhouse
|Isaac peeking over the basement wall|
|Mercy insisted on doing the same:-).|
|I know we are going to love looking back one day at how big|
the kids were when we built the house!
|And here is the finished foundation! So exciting!|
Friday, October 18, 2013
We went to the Auburn High school Football game on tonight to see James be recognized on the field with his team at halftime. It was so much fun! The kids all really enjoyed it. Isaac enjoyed loudly rooting for the team and James enjoyed observing closely and learning. The girls really enjoyed the cheerleaders and the free mini footballs:-).
|James was so pleased to be awarded the hard hat for|
most valuable player from his coach after his last
game. He wore it proudly to the high school
|James and his team running off the field.|
|Susie enjoying herself:-) Such a ham!|
|Cheering on the Auburn Eagles.|
Thursday, October 17, 2013
We poured footers on Monday and were able to get our block layers to start on Tuesday! We are totally stoked about seeing our basement take shape!
Monday, October 14, 2013
|My Hubby is working so hard to build us this house!|
|I brought homemade beef stew, mashed potatoes and|
oatmeal cookies for dinner the evening our footers
were poured and we enjoyed the new progress!
|Daniel and our surveyor, Carl Corelle.|
|The kids all took turns writing their names in in the concrete that will|
be in our barn. The barn was a great use for the leftover concrete we had!
|We are making some awesome memories with our kids through|
building this house. It's stressful but so fun at the same time!
|I am trying to get lots of pictures so we never forget these special|
times building our house!