The last few days haven’t been all that fun. They haven’t been bad, they just haven’t been fun. I’ve been spending time cleaning out the kids’ toys from the garage, the basement and from the closets. Work that is needed to be done, but has been put off all summer. I think I get this way around August because I’ve been home more and the rooms start to close in on a me a bit. I need to “cleanse the house” so to speak. I’m also not a hoarder, as my sister pointed out and I love to get rid of things or donate them to others. The girls did a great job of going through the playroom and downsizing for me.
Kelly has a hard time with this, but she was able to let go a little more this year. She got a little sad today when she saw the bags of goodies laying outside of the Salvation Army. I should never take her along. ha! I explained to her that some little girl is going to get a lot of use out of her old toys and will be as happy as she was when playing with them. She felt better after thinking about it.
Our house is looking cleaner and the rooms even look a bit larger than they did a few days ago. So today I wanted to do something fun. I decided to bake a batch of cookies. I have this recipe from another girls blog that I’ve been wanting to try called, Rolo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies. Just the name makes me happy! The recipe was pretty standard except for one step that called for melting butter until it is golden brown and nutty smelling. I was a little nervous because I didn’t want to burn it, but I did great and it smelled wonderfully nutty. Then I added that to the flour mixture and the rest is easy.
The next step was the “secret step.” You take a scoop of dough, flatten it a bit, then add a Rolo on top of it. Next, add another scoop of dough and wrap the Rolo into the cookie. Roll it around and place it on the cookie sheet for baking. A surprise in every cookie!
When these babies came out of the oven, it was impossible for us not to taste their gooey goodness.
Isn’t it great how baking cookies can make you so happy. I’m glad I took some “me time” today and did something enjoyable. I think my family is happy I did that too!