Let’s get this out of the way first. I think I have won the “Bad Wife Award”, or at least I am in the running.
Joe wanted homemade Oatmeal Cookies and I did not want to make them. He did his puppy dog eye thing but I stood firm. Fact is, I’m about out of any desire for cooking. It is no longer fun and is a chore now. I think that is one of the requirements for the Bad Wife Award. Be reluctant to feed our family.
So I just flat out said, “You want cookies, make them yourself.” And by golly he did 😀
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Read the recipe and instructions fully.
Okay, I did take out all the ingredients so they would be at his fingertips. And I put everything away when he was done using them, but I was not going to make them.
So he just dumped the remainder of the bag in the sieve.
Next is one teaspoon of Baking Powder.
Set two sticks of unsalted butter and two whole eggs out to warm to room temperature before starting this step. It helps if they are set out before leaving the house for dinner at a Chinese restaurant.
In a mixing bowl drop one cup of Unsalted Butter in.
Next is one cup of packed Brown Sugar.
Now it is important to note the use of Splenda Brown Sugar. The combination of regular white sugar and Splenda Brown Sugar negate the hyperglycemic properties of the sugar dose. One bad sugar and one good sugar cancel each other out.
The last ingredient is two teaspoons of Vanilla.
Now go and rest a little while. Yes, you will see this step numerous times.
Get up from your rest and check the mixer. Is it “Fluffy and light in color yet?”
Three cups of oatmeal.
Last of the ingredients is 1-1/2 cups of Raisins.
Okay now comes the serious question time. The mixture has finally become “Fluffy and light in color”. It is time to add the flour ingredients.
Joe: What would happen if I just poured the flour in while the mixer is going pretty fast?
Me: Not much. You’d just have a white face and I’d have a wonderful photo to add to my blog.
Bad Wife Award Requirement #3 – Do all you can to embarrass the husband. Make suggestions that would be photo ops to put him in a bad light.
Dang, he slowed down the mixer to add the dry ingredients.
Stop the mixing and get as much of the dough out of the beaters as you can. Find the button to release the beaters. Once button is found, press hard on the button. Enlist the aid of bystanders (me) to remove the beaters.
Nope, the cookie scooping won out.
And voila. Cookies. Homemade Oatmeal Raisin cookies made by Joe. Truth to tell, he enjoyed this foray into baking and has printed off recipes for Chocolate Chip cookies and some Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal cookies.
He won’t be making them today. That will be on another day when he has recovered from this strenuous task.
Now for the Chicken Marsala – Coumadin Safe.
I don’t own a meat tenderizer or mallet. I use a sauce pan to whack the fool out of the meat. Place chicken breast on a piece of Saran Wrap and cut the breast in half. This is for two servings, you will need more chicken if there will be more servings.
Place another piece of Saran Wrap over the cut chicken and commence pounding the dickens out of the meat. Whack away until you have an even thickness and the chicken meat has doubled in size.
This meal contains the following:
Chicken Marsala – Vitamin K: 12 micrograms – Potassium: 228 milligrams – Calories: 188
Low Sodium Plain Mashed Potatoes – Vitamin K: 2 micrograms – Potassium: 532 milligrams – Calories: 119
Herbed Zucchini – Vitamin K: 26 micrograms – Potassium: 321 milligrams – Calories: 51
Money shot of the Chicken Marsala.
Okay, did I win? Did I win? The Bad Wife Award? When does it come?
Hope you all have a great day.