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deadcarp    Posted 01-28-2004 at 09:54:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
this time of year with bad roads and cold and everything, i like to see what i can get by on. sure maybe my fondest desire is spring but i can't have that, so i just re-think that into keeping the place warmer. now it's a matter of using what i have to get what i want. first plugging the drafts calls for tape, sheeting or strips of stuff - got that. next culprit is insulation, so i'd need foam, batts, rugs, blankets - say, that might be worth doing! i'd like to continue but just had a house-warming brainstorm - i'm gonna make oatmeal raisin cookies! and maybe some stew for supper! :)



Mike D.    Posted 01-28-2004 at 13:53:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello deadcarp,

Someone gave us a quart jar of pre-mixed oatmeal cookies. Baked them with the boys this very day in fact. Big mess, but they stirred it up. Two eggs, and too much brown sugar. No butter in the house. Had to substitue oleo. The durn things are greasy like. It is a wonder to me that they are disappearing.

Wind has picked up here in No. Va. and our makeshift wind deflectors is making a deep thump whenever they catch. Thanks for that Clipper... you folks up in Canada could have kept to yourself though. But thanks just the same.

This stairwell enclosure is coming along. Has already begun to get some BTUs transferred into the blockwork. Went whole hog and bought a new storm door at Slowes. Just finished roughing in the jamb for that.

If this thing works, and I can keep my basement door open this winter I will tell you. If it does not work, my wife will tell you!

"Caulk & putty, they're our buddy"

Sealing the weather side of a southernly space is as important as, well, shoot I can't say.



KellyGa    Posted 01-28-2004 at 13:22:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now that you mention it, I have a tub of white chocolate and macadamia nut cookie dough in the freezer I bought from Shelbys school fundraiser. Me thinks I will go thaw it out :) and bake some cookies, MMMMMMMM!


TB    Posted 01-28-2004 at 12:52:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can substitute chocklet chips for the raisens. thay come out excelent.


Jim(MO)    Posted 01-28-2004 at 13:03:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Substitute? Use both !!!


Ron/PA    Posted 01-28-2004 at 12:08:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well that's just foolish. Everyone knows that you can't plug leaks with oatmeal cookies! As far as I know the only thing they are good for is eat...
OHHHHH I get it, lemme fire up that oven!
You really started something.
Later
Ron


Fawteen-Thanks REAL much!    Posted 01-28-2004 at 10:58:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
I gotta killer recipe for Oatmeal/Raisin cookies, and I've been wondering what to do with my grandson this afternoon.

Diet? WHAT diet?

Heh, heh, heh....


Fawteen - Yummm!    Posted 01-28-2004 at 12:07:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
First batch about to come out of the oven. Raisins and chopped walnuts.

Wife even let me haul that shoulder of lamb roast out of the oven temporarily...


made a batch    Posted 01-28-2004 at 13:39:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
last week, But they don't last long. Took some to my grandkids, they are "Grandpas cookies" think another one is in order. But ought to bake my weekly bread first.
REt


Patria    Posted 01-28-2004 at 10:40:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hey DC, oatmeal cookies are my favorite, I have a great recipe for them that was handed to me by a panamenian lady many years ago, when I lived there.
When Gerrit and me were newlyweds, about 1 years ago, I thought I'd impress him big time; the man is THE cookie monster. So I went about and got busy in the kitchen and made my all time favorite cookies for him. I thought "wow, this man won't be able to look at another woman, ever again..." :-)
So, while he was finishing something at the comp, before bed, I come to him with a big glass of soda, a plate of my oatmeal cookies, and a wide smile on my face...he says "what's this baby?".."oatmeal cookies! , and I baked them myself!!". to this lips turned into a grin..." oh baby, I'm soooooo sorry, I can't stand oatmeal at all, not after working for 10 years in the quality control department at Quaker Oats...you understand? ..do you?"
Patria


buck    Posted 01-28-2004 at 10:12:02       [Reply]  [No Email]

person needs a post like that ever now and again just to keep in tune with what life is all about. Now about them cookies.


Kristys Red Barn    Posted 01-28-2004 at 10:24:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yummy, oatmeal cookies sounds great. I made chocolate chip last night and your right it does warm up the house really well, besides it just makes you feel warm inside doing something like that.


Tinker    Posted 01-28-2004 at 10:24:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dont forget to make dumplings for that stew! They will stick to your ribs and keep your body warmer longer!
As far as those cookies...are you going to share? *tummy growling*


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