August 18, 2011
Homemade Equals Healthy, Right?
Seriously, where are these days going? I looked up from my busyness, and realized it's been over two weeks since my last post. We're still hiding from the record-shattering heat. Turns out that July was not only the hottest July ever on record for Oklahoma, but the hottest one ever recorded for any state. Ever. In history. Since time began. Did I convey to you that it's been sweltering here? Anyway, I've been trying to keep the oven off to keep the house cooler, but my sweet tooth just wouldn't let me rest until I'd whipped up a batch of these homemade oreos. Only, I used butter for the filling instead of shortening. They ended up huge, and also delicious, but next time I think I'd cut back a bit on the sugar because, hot damn!, these things made your teeth ache they were so sweet. Also, because it's hotter than Beelzebub's buttcheeks here, they were kind of melty and too oozy until we put them in the fridge for a few hours.
In other news, there are so many little babies being birthed around here this summer, the latest being Beth's little girly pie this afternoon. My own little chunk is already weighing in at over 14 pounds, and we haven't even reached the three month mark! I think I must make heavy cream instead of milk.
I'm trying some new and exciting (non digital) things with my art this week, which I will share here if they aren't complete flops.