Archive for ‘Just for Fun’

December 13, 2011

Eight Reasons

To use glass instead of plastic!

1.  It doesn’t react with it’s contents and BPA won’t leach into your food.  For an interesting article on BPA and cans, see here.

2.  No discoloration.  No elaboration needed on this one.

3.  Easy cleaning, especially in the dishwasher.  It gets nice and shiny without melting.

4.  It can go from the freezer or refrigerator straight to the oven or microwave.

5.  It’s pretty.  You can tie it up with ribbon, label it with dry erase markers, and store it on an open shelf.

6.  It’s easy to carry wherever you go.  It has a tight fitting lid and old peanut butter jars fit in your cup holder!

7.  It environmentally friendly.  It last longer than plastic and it doesn’t even need to be carried to and processed at a recycling center.  All you have to do is wash and use, over and over again.

8.  It’s free!  No purchase necessary!  Just use what you already buy.  Most of my lunch is carried in peanut butter and salsa jars.

Are you convinced?


30 Minutes Movement:  Yoga!  It’s improving my posture, decreasing my stress, and making me feel stellar!  Sun

December 7, 2011

It’s Alive!



I always thought my Nan would buy red and green Rice Krispies.  Since no other family member has been able to find them, I’m thinking that was an incorrect assumption.  It’s more likely that she put a lot of time and love into her cookies and dyed them.  So I did too, because no one likes a drab cookie at Christmas.


Just butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, chocolate chips and M&M’s.


The dry is literally everything but the kitchen sink.  It’s what makes these cookies so so so good.  Flour, baking soda, baking powder, oats, walnuts, coconut, crispies, salt.



Bake for about 10 minutes in a 375* oven.


Ranger Joes

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup M&M’s
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Cream butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla.  Mix in chocolate chips and M’&M’s.  Mix dry ingredients and add to wet until thoroughly combined.  Drop onto baking sheet.  Bake at 375° for 10 minutes.  Test your self control.  Winking smile



The broken ones totally did not make it to the cookie tins.  Ooops.  Open-mouthed smile


30 Minutes Movement:  More yoga.  Tough to do after the baking, but it got done.  I feel extra accomplished now!