Monday, October 8, 2012

Crunchy PB & Nutella Oatmeal Cookies

You know, it’s just wrong to wake up at 445am. The sun is not up at 445am, my neighbors are all still nestled in their beds, and even the neighborhood dogs haven’t started their daily symphony of barkfest.

Who’s up at 445am, this girl…did I mention it was Saturday…and Sunday. Did I mention I welcome all forms of sympathy in the comment section of this blog? You can also feel free to tell me I look pretty today.

You know what else is wrong…your mom…sorry I get snarky when I have to get up so early.

You know what else is wrong? Did you happen to notice (those of you that employ the NickJr channel for on the fly babysitting) Did you notice that at 7pm they have started something called Nick Mom??? This means no cartoons..starting at 7!!! This is unacceptable NickJr.

I have a list of 79.5 things that need done between the hours of 7pm -8pm, and NickJr obviously has it out for me.

I will not be sending anyone working for NickJr these cookies.

Delightfully borrowed from Simply Scratch

Ingredients (slightly altered):

1 whole Egg
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 tablespoon Whole Milk
3/4 cup Crunchy Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Nutella
1 cup Old Fashioned Oats
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Salt


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a pan with parchment.

In your mixer add the egg, brown sugar, milk, pb and Nutella. Mix just until smooth.
Add in the salt, baking soda and oats and mix again.

Drop big old dollops onto the prepared pan and place the cookie sheet into the preheated oven for 8 minutes.

Once the cookies are out of the oven, let them cool just a little bit – then dig in, even if it’s 445am in the morning.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken

Listening…a definite skill

Its 5pm, bordering on the evening time when your baby is holding on to you like it’s going to be tossed overboard like last weeks cruise buffet. You begin to realize you have a very small window in which to toss the little chickens into the bath so that daycare does not find them offensive.

Chicken number one is only 6 months old and truly has no say or choice in the matter. Chicken number 2 is four, a rascally four…and often cries deaf around this time of night. The first thing I do is tell Chicken 2 that it’s time for a bath. Chicken 2 remains glued to Team Umi Zoomi…I mean their counting shapes dude and this causes ear blockage for parental voices.

Try number 2 involves you letting the 4 year old know that the 6 month old is about to have the time of their lives in the fabulous bath tub. Chicken number 2 turns her head just the slightest but is distracted by a long lost Barbie boot under the couch….plan foiled.

Try number 3 is where you pull out the big guns..want to know what a toddler can hear over cartoons and finding long lost Barbie boots…Go upstairs..tip toe…now use your best actress voice and say “Mmmmmmmmm this chocolate milk is soooooo good!”

5..4..3..2..1 Your toddler has now made her way up the stairs.

5..4..3..2..1 Your toddler now realizes you have tricked her, there is NO Chocolate Milk.

5..4..3..2..1 Grab toddler, disrobe her..toss her into the tub

Mission complete.

Delightfully borrowed from Slender Kitchen

1.5 lbs of chicken breast tenderloins
1 red pepper, diced
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup  soy sauce
1/2 tbsp cumin
1/2 tbsp coriander
*Soba noodles (cooked)

Add the chicken, red peppers, and onions to the bottom of the slow cooker.
In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, chicken broth, cumin, and coriander. Pour over the chicken.
Cook on high for 4 hours or until chicken is cooked through. Break into smaller pieces with a fork and serve over soba noodles.