Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Saving Time, Saving Money and a Recipe

Everybody wants to do both. Of course. Seems impossible? Here's one SECRET:
Follow your own bliss and you'll do both, automatically.

For example, I love to bake. I do it often. I have little time to indulge my love--so I've found and use the recipes that are quick and easy. Still, it amazes me how quick the recipes are to make and how very little they cost, usually pennies a serving. And delicious.

All this from indulging myself in a passion.

Here's one quick and easy recipe that makes cookies that everyone raves about:

No Baking Chocolate Oatmeal cookies:

2 C. granulated sugar
8 tbls butter (1 stick) (or margarine)
1/2 c. milk (can be soy or low-fat)
1/3 c. baking cocoa
1 teas. vanilla
3 c. oats (quick best, can use old-fashioned, but cook longer)

In big pan (everything goes into one pan) combine sugar, margarine, milk and cocoa. Over medium high heat bring to a boil and cook for 6 minutes, stirring often.

(Now is the time for a mini-meditation on your current project.)

After six minutes, add vanilla and remove from heat. Stir in oatmeal and let set in saucepan 6 minutes. If old-fashioned oats, 9 minutes.

(Now is the time for you to run and write down your new ideas. If you do, set a timer!)

Drop by generous tablespoons onto wax paper. Leave alone (gooey but good if you eat now) until set up and then store in tight container.

Makes lots, freezes well, not unhealthy, remind people the cookies are full of fiber and not to eat too many at a time!

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