Last Thursday night I was flipping through cookbooks looking for easy recipes that listed ingredients I already had in the house. I found this delicious recipe for breakfast cookies in The Family Kitchen* cookbook. This is a good cookbook to have because it’s full of useful recipes. It also breaks things down for cooking with kids – what to have the kids do, what to do yourself. I don’t find that advice to be super necessary at this point, but it’s useful when they are younger. (Or for younger moms, I guess.)
This is basically an oatmeal cookie, with less butter than usual, and just egg whites. It also calls for orange juice, which I didn’t have so I subbed pineapple juice. Another sub I made was cranberries for raisins. Now that I am thinking about it, it also called for prune puree, but suggested applesauce as a good substitute. Who has prune puree? Well, I didn’t think I had applesauce either, but then I remembered I had a go-go squeeze in the bottom of my baseball bag. It was apple-banana, everyone’s least favorite flavor, and it was exactly the 1/4 cup I needed. Turns out, I picked a recipe for which I did not have all the ingredients!
But they turned out to be delicious. I served the cookies with scrambled eggs, pineapple slices, and sausage. This plate clearly needs something red or green.
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I hope those sweet boys know how lucky they are!
Caroline and I had toast and Audrey had Fruity Pebbles this morning. The second ingredient in Fruity Pebbles it hydrogenated oil. I better get up earlier tomorrow.