Friday, January 20, 2012

Week 3 of 52 Photo Project-WARM

WARM....That word brings up a lot of different ideas. A warm sunset, a sleeping child all snug as bug in a rug, or something cookin' up in your crock pot. This week I chose cookies...when they are warm & gooey out of the oven.

This past week I posted on my Facebook that I was in dire need of a good Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe & this one is good. For some reason, of all the baking & cooking that I do, I couldn't seem to master the Chocolate Chip Cookie. I'm still no "master" but this recipe at least makes me feel pretty close to having mastered it.

Here is the recipe, thanks to Nancy Almstrom, a long time family friend. Thanks, Nancy!

Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/3 c. flour...use at least 1/2 whole wheat
3/4 t. baking soda
3/4 t. salt
1 cup( 2 stix) unsalted butter at room temp (not lite)
1 c brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1 pkg 12oz. semi sweet chips, more to taste
1 plus cup walnuts or pecans...optional*

Measure out flour, b.soda & salt. Set aside.

Beat together butter & sugars until creamy in lg mix bowl.

Beat in egg & vanilla. Then stir in flour, chips, & nuts.

Bake 375 oven. I use parchment paper on cookie sheets. Bake 12 min or until golden. I used a large scoop.

* My family are not "nuts in your cookies" type people but oh, man, I think these cookies would have been BETTER w/ pecans in them!

Also, I decided to freeze the cookie balls so we could have fresh cookies anytime.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Week 2 of 52 photo project- STRIPES

This weeks "challenge" was stripes. In normal fashion, I waited till the last last night, b/4 Bear had to be in bed. (I actually made him put these clothes on as he was already in his jammies).

I was really excited after I got the theme of this weeks project. I even had a dream about what I was going to do...set up playing cards in the sun & then take a picture of their shadow...I don't know, it was a dream. I saw stripes everywhere but I forgot to bring my camera with me or didn't think to use my phone. Sometimes I forget that it has that function. So this is what I got. Bear reading his Harry Potter book in his favorite striped shirt, but I got it done.

Wonder what this week's project will be???

Friday, January 6, 2012

1st week of 52 photography challenge

Ok, so my photography instructor Nicholle Goodnight
teamed up w/ her friend to do a 52 Week Photography challenge. She said anyone could join in, so I thought I'd try it out. Maybe this way I'll actually make a post at least once a week instead of once every six months. We shall see...

This weeks challenge subject was "feather". You can view their pix at the links above. Above is my 1st attempt.

And actually, I didn't see this challenge until last night & just happened to have this photo, I took last week. If you want to join in, you can start the challenge at anytime, just send your pic in b/4 Friday to 1 of the ladies above. Next weeks challenge is "STRIPES".