Thursday, November 16, 2006

News of the Day...

Well, it's been quite a day here. Woke in the middle of the night to a daughter with a high fever. So I readied my ammo and settled in for the day to fight the fever and administer plenty of TLC!! She slept much of the day. Still has a high fever as of tonight. Weekend plans have been changed and we will now have a low-key weekend at home, watching lots of movies and getting some serious knitting done. Not much fun being sick but we'll do what we can!!

Had to mix up some cookies to send on the youth retreat that she was suppose to go on this weekend. (Which she was actually suppose to cook at!!)

A double batch of Monster Cookies should do the trick. Here they are, all mixed up in my 'That's A Bowl'. Just for fun I weighed it! Thought I would take guesses as to how much you think this bowl of cookie dough weighs???
So far I have baked 150 cookies and still have dough in the fridge!!!

Also decided it would be a safe time to make the Caramel Rice Krispie treats I had last weekend, because I can send a majority of them up to the retreat. Several of you have already asked for the recipe, so here is is. If you cannot resist them, do not blame me. You may blame my friend Sharon if you'd like!!

Caramel Rice Krispie Treats
WARNING: Highly Addictive

8-9 Cups Rice Krispies
6 Tbsp butter
16 oz. Marshmallows

50 Caramels
1/2 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 cup butter

Melt 6 TBSP butter and marshmallows together. Stir in Rice Krispies. Divide mixture evenly between two buttered pans. Melt caramels, sweetened condensed milk and 1/2 cup butter together and spread over one pan of Rice Krispies. Refridgerate for 30 minutes. Remove second pan of rice krispie treats and place on top of the caramel layer.

In between caring for my daugher and mixing up cookies and bars, I have been working at winding all of my skeins into balls. My neighbor has loaned me her swift and ball winder which makes quick work out of cumbersome skeins! I wind everything!! I now am the proud owner of my very own ball winder, but will continue to use her swift.

While I was at the store picking up a couple of needed baking items, I saw Josh Groban's latest CD. Had to have it. If you are not familiar with Josh Groban, he has the most AMAZING voice. Haven't had time to really listen to the whole CD.. but what I've heard so far is wonderful.

I cast on my son's clogs and am pretty sure I'll have them finished over the weekend. I really do enjoy this pattern!! I especially love creating something that is so functional and comfortable. I'm sure they will all get loads of wear. This pair is going to have black soles and cuff with the main body gray. It will be interesting to see how big these things are before I felt them...

Hoping tomorrow is a better day for my daughter. Our son Aaron comes home tomorrow for Thanksgiving break! Will be great to have him home! He's the one the clogs are for, so hopefully he'll be wearing them by the end of the week. I need to get out of the kitchen and get busy knitting!! Hopefully tomorrow!

Until next time....


Bonnie D. said...

Hope your daughter is feeling better today.

I have that same Tupperware bowl and it is HUGE! Does yours have a pink top?

Based on the size of the bowl and the density of the dough, I guess 14 lbs.

Shelley said...

I do hope your daughter is feeling much better quickly! It's no fun being sick, especially if you had plans and can't take part in them.

Thanks for posting the Rice Krispie treat recipe! Can't wait to make them!

I'll one up Bonnie's guess and say 15 lbs. Those look like they'll be good cookies!! I'm sure the youth will enjoy those and the Rice Krispie treat bars.

Janice said...

Good guesses guys.... Won't say who is closer. We'll wait for a few more.

Kirstin was up again most of the night with 102+ fever.... We're all a little tired today.

Yes, my tupperware bowl has a hot pink lid and is gigantic!! And it was full!!

Rohanknitter said...

Awww, no fun being sick.
Hope she's better soon and you don't catch it!
I have that bowl but no idea what it weighs with a bunch of dough. Is it really as much as 14-15 lbs? wow!
I'll guess 15.5 pounds, just for fun.

TeAntae said...

You are such an enabler! But in a good way. =)

Hope your daughter is feeling better and take care of yourself too.

meg said...

I made your recipe for Caramel Rice Krispies, oh boy. I am in such trouble...all I can think of are the Christmas drinks at the coffee shops, biscotti and now this darn recipe! Thanks for sharing. Oh, and I guess 12 pounds.

Janice said...

Meg, I am thinking I did warn people of the addictiveness of this recipe!! :-) Needless to say, my pan is gone and none went to the retreat as planned.

I will post the weight of the bowl on monday with my finished knitting projects from the weekend.