Easter Sunday

This Sunday we celebrated Easter.  Easter is not just a spring celebration, with egg hunts and candy, but the real reason for Easter, what we are celebrating, is the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave after he died for our sins.

^ This is Lloyd, our Easter turkey.  It’s a tradition now.  For  holidays we brine turkeys in apple cider in a 5-gallon bucket in the fridge and name them.

^ This is the apple pie I made.

^ Our family.

Mrs. Fields Cookies

My family has had this recipe for who knows how long.  The copy we have is stained, torn, faded.  But the cookies the recipe makes are oh-so-good.

The story behind it I first heard from my Uncle Moky, and then I read it again on the copy of the recipe we have.

A woman bought the recipe for the some of the delicious Neiman Marcus/Mrs. Fields cookies, thinking that it cost $2.50.  But no, it cost $250.  So she determined to share this recipe with others, to get her money’s worth out of it.

And here it is.


Mrs. Fields Cookies

Cream together:
2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
Mix together:
4 cups flour
5 cups oatmeal (put small amounts in blender until it turns to powder. Measure first, then blend. Follow exactly.)
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda

Mix together all ingredients and add 24 oz. bag of chocolate chips and 1 large Hershey bar (8 oz) grated and 3 cups chopped nuts, any kind. (note: 2 cups chocolate chips enough)

Bake on ungreased cookie sheet. Maybe golf ball size cookies, place 2 inches apart and bake at 375º for 10 -12 minutes approximately. Makes 112 cookies.

[i am drooling over this picture now… i wanna go have another one.]

*This story is said to be an urban legend, but it is still a fun story.   Link here.


because oatmeal is periodically made at our house for breakfast, we daughters are forced to eat it.  i have endeavored to, each time, put different toppings on my oatmeal.


this time it was bananas (more bananas than oatmeal), milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, and chocolate chips.

i finished it before mom came out of the shower, so that she wouldn’t tell me not to eat chocolate for breakfast.

*the best kind of oatmeal to eat (if you must) is stone ground oats.  not rolled.

i woke up at 10:40


^ clara with leaves


^ lovely butterfly.  enjoyed god’s amazing creation this morning very much.


^ eggs of a lovely colour


^ a crate of grapes arrived by mail for alexa today.  with some persimmons and green things too.


^ i made scores of cookies – a gross in fact.  dorinda’s famous oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.