Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Disaster Cookies Tutorial

Have you ever had a day that you knew just wasn't going to go right? I had that day yesterday. When I threw my pj's towards the hamper and they went in the toilet instead that was a pretty good indication! Good grief! I never should have tried to bake with the day beginning that way but Hubby likes his homemade cookies so I thought I would give it a whirl.

I even thought I would do a cooking post like Pioneer Woman does with pictures and all. Nothing like copying......

Hummmmmm........rather flat.......

They are actually flatter then they even look in this picture. They are so flat that my camera couldn't focus on one so I had to tip it a bit! So much for my cooking tutorial!

I have been looking for birdhouses to put up over my cupboards and hit the jackpot at good ole TJ Maxx last week. You can't beat TJ's for home goods.

Notice the sweet little bird beside this house, he came all the way down here from Canada! Thank you again Miss Pea!

I love the way they are putting sayings on picture frames now. I found this one at Kohl's the other day and just love it!

I have been having a problem with pigeons around my bird feeders so had to take the feeders down. I really missed seeing the small birds so bought a feeder that wouldn't lose seeds on the ground that would attract the pigeons. I put the feeder out this morning and guess who loves it? Can you see him? Unlike many others we like our squirrels and find them very entertaining. They love peanuts in the shell and we go through tons of them. I left the door open to the sun room yesterday when I was cooking the Disaster Cookies and guess who came in???? I had to shoo him out before he got into any mischief!

Guess that's about it for today. I'm going to try to make some molasses cookies today. Wish me luck! xoxo


Needled Mom said...

PJs in the toilet??? And I thought my day was bad yesterday when I sprayed my hair with "Foaming Bub*bles". I'm glad that I didn't try cookies. Have you ever used those silcone mats on the bottom of the cookie sheets? They are great for avoiding flat cookies.

The birdhouses are darling. They do have so many cute ones at that store and it's sister store, Home Go*ods.

I thought the squirrel was a statue. We finally have one squirrel in our neighborhood. I'm not sure if I should rejoice in the fact since I read so many horrid tales about them. I doubt that we will have them in our yard with the dogs.

Today is a big day as my mom gets discharged today. Yeah!!!! Hope you have a great week.

Fun Size said...

I'll eat the flat cookies!!!

Mary said...

Oh my, your day did start out bad, but the cookies look delicious. It's the taste that counts.

Those birdhouses are adorable. I wish I could find something like that here.

Squirrels steal out of our feeder too. In fact we get more squirrels than birds. lol

Have a great week.

PEA said...

Either you had a bad start to the day or you just have a very bad aim! LOL That is just too funny!!

Ah yes, flat cookies...been there, done that! lol I really don't know what causes them to do that when you've followed the recipe exactly. It's happened to me a couple of times as well. No doubt they still tasted delicious:-) Hopefully you had better luck with them the second time round?

Omigosh, look at those darling birdhouses!! I'm glad you took my advice to put birdhouses on top of your cupboards! hehe I've been looking for nice ones like that around here but no luck so far.

That little squirrel must have smelled your cookies and that's why he came in! Hmmmm...you could have thrown the cookies at him like a frisbee! lol Sorry couldn't resist! hehe Love you much!! xoxox

hippo chick said...

OMIGOSH!! I am still laughing about the pjs in the toilet. You have made my day. VBS is going well, but I am really tired each day. Two down and three to go. I'm sure I'll survive.

I have a birdhouse collection too. I buy birdhouses from the places I visit. I'll have to do a post about them some day.

~hippo hugs~

Postcards-Pumpkins said...

I had to laugh about the pajamas in the toilet. My goodness ... my days start out with about the same "luck"!

We plan to have birdhouses at our next place. We like growing birdhouse gourds for just that purpose. Good crafts for WinterTime.

Vee at www.postcards-and-pumpkins.blogspot.com

Dawn said...

Oh, you made me laugh tonight - too funny!

The cookies look good even though they're flat. Are they crunchy or soft? My MIL made the best ginger snaps, or molasses cookies.

I made good old chocolate chip cookies the other day and overbaked the first two pans - I couldn't believe it. It's been WAY too long since I baked. I have to say that I even ended up eating the bad ones, which is exactly why I don't bake much any more!

Adorable birdhouses - I'm glad you figured out how to decorate your kitchen.

We have 4 resident squirrels right now. I love their antics and their jumping from tree to tree, but I don't like them eating the wrens' food. I miss the wrens.

Any sunshine yet?? Talked to Kev last night - their time at NASCAR was fun - LOUD, full of drunken audience, but they had a good experience as a crew. He's ready for some sunshine.

Dawn said...

Me again - I love the frames at both Kohl's and Hobby Lobby.

Carroll Farm said...

Love the birdhouses - great idea!! They will be fun to shop for on your many adventures! My cookies never look perfect (ya know, puffy, golden, - like on TV) but they ALWAYS taste delicious!

palmtreefanatic said...

i dont know flat or not! send em my way ill eat them all! gosh they look good to me! ;)))

the bird houses look darling!

Its amazing the closeups you get of the animals! they look so perfect
like statues!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

I love the birdhouses! Great design idea and of course, TJ Max rules!