Wednesday, October 18, 2006

I've Redeemed Myself!

Was I ever thrilled to fill my cannister with oats! On to Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies - Round 2.

After last night's fiasco, I rushed to the grocery store to grab the missing ingredient to re-attempt the cookies. I got home at 5:13. I threw the ingredients together (I even measured carefully - which I normally never do, but I wasn't taking any chances for another screw up), and tossed them in the oven at 5:29. I even made sure my oven thermometer read the required 350 degrees. 18 minutes later (2 minutes longer than the recommended baking time, under my watchful eye), the cookies were out. By 5:55, they were cooling on a rack, and looked MUCH better than last night's creation, although still different from my first batch. I honestly didn't care, as I could at least feel confident bringing these puppies into work.

I was supposed to be over at Tracy's by 5:45 to babysit Princess, but I didn't there until 6. I always seem to be 15 minutes late for everything. Fortunately, dinner was ready for me! Hooray! Tracy made this yummy recipe from Lorna Sass' Complete Vegetarian Kitchen. It's a spinach-chickpea-sundried tomato risotto recipe that's made in minutes in the pressure cooker. Definitely one of my faves.


Harmonia said...

I will have to check out that book! That spinach jobber looks awesome!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tracy and Sarah,
I just found your blog through a comment on Urban Vegan and wanted to say that I really like it! I look forward to reading about more of your vegan cooking!

Sarah said...

I really like the Lorna Sass book - it's got a good mix of pressure cooker and non-pressure cooker recipes. I should actually read through it more...

I like that particular recipe at Xmas - it's so colourful!

Thanks for checking out the blog - I expect to soon have another woeful tale of baking since Tracy's b-day is coming up, and I have a history of making something that never turns out :(