Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Saturday's Successes

We had a long weekend break from school. Our school calls it Spring Fever break because we have an actual week-long Spring Break a little later in the year. Thursday through Monday we had no school. Thursday, my husband and I went to Gettysburg on a mini-vacation. Friday I cleaned, and went over to my parent's house to spend some time with them. Saturday, however I decided to get some things from my t0-do list done.

I started by making a triple batch of meatballs to freeze. Check out the recipe here.

Then, inspired by Jane at Jane4Girls, I tried my hand at homemade hot-pockets. So, now my freezer is stocked with ham and cheese, pizza, and sausage and egg hot-pockets!

Then I did the dishes, laundry, and cleaned my kitchen.

At some point during the day, I called my three bachelor brothers and invited them over to play games. They came over around 8:30, and we played a few rousing games of Dutch Blitz.

Of course, you can't have company without food, so we had popcorn, ice cream and . . .
White Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies. I was going to take pictures of the completed cookies, but didn't get a chance due to the voracious appetites of my brothers!

Here is the recipe as taken from Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 jar (3-1/2 ounces) macadamia nuts, chopped *** I use slivered almonds for a similar but less expensive taste
  • 1 cup vanilla or white chips


In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts and vanilla chips.
Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased *** My cookies stick to the pan, so I grease the sheets anyway.***baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.

1 comment:

  1. I'm the one drooling, now!! My goodness! Yum! My white chip macadamia are my favorite cookies on Earth! Mmmmmm.

    I make my meatballs up ahead and preserve them, too. My thing though is canning. I love to prepare my meatballs, brown them slightly, and then throw them in a jar and pressure cook them. Instant dinner!


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