Saturday, January 01, 2011

Life!

Happy New Year!!!!  I hope you are all ready to begin a new year of LIFE.  I chose...well, not really chose...all my friends were either out of town, working, or at a wedding rehearsal...to stay in last night watching movies.  It was the perfect time to do it, too...it was storming here.  So, I took advantage of the Netflix membership my mom and dad gave me for Christmas.  AWESOME!!!  I've thought of joining before but didn't think I'd use it...um, yes please!  But, as much as I do enjoy watching movies, I enjoy doing things with people as well.  I think that is one (of many) reasons that I like my job.  I get to spend time investing in people's lives. 

So, in the year to come...live life!  Whether that means taking time to relax and watch a movie, encouraging a friend, reading so that you can keep learning (it IS a lifelong process!), taking time to go on that walk, calling up a friend you haven't seen in a while, reading a book to your child at bedtime, writing a letter (snail-mail style!) to a family member, waking up a little earlier than usual so you can get that precious time in the Bible, or just cooking a good meal...enjoy the time you've been given and live life (and these cookies...they're GREAT!)!!

LIFE Cookies (taken from the Living Well cereal box...aka Kroger style Life cereal)
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups AP flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups Living Well (or Life) cereal
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream sugars, butter, and peanut butter together.  Add egg and vanilla and mix.  Stir together flour and baking soda and mix into butter mixture.  Add cereal and chocolate chips.  Stir well.  Drop onto baking stone or sheet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Remove and allow to cool for 1 minute prior to removing to a cool rack.  Enjoy!!

3 comments:

Anna said...

Great post, Claire! Those cookies look good too -- just my style. Now I have to remember to buy Life. But back to your post, I really liked the message because so much of what people say about the New Year involves self-improvement or setting restrictive goals. Now that I'm older, my goals are always fun ones like "Go to Tokyo" or "Try more pie recipes".

Katrina said...

Happy New Year! I loved your post, too!
And the cookies look de-lish!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I've checked into netflix a couple of times. Can't make up my mind.

The cookies sound good.