A Heart Toward Home

"...But as for me and my house, we will serve (worship) the LORD."
Joshua 24:15

Saturday, December 3, 2011


When my Nanny passed away I found some of her recipes. I also got a couple of her iron skillets and a tupperware bowl. I just love having her recipes that are written in her hand writing! One of the recipes are my favorite Chocolate Oatmeal Drop cookies. I remember when I was little her baking those at Christmas time. So this past Wednesday after we got the tree up I pulled out my (Nanny's) recipe and decided I would make some cookies. If you have ever made these cookies you know that they don't turn out just right every time. If you don't boil them long enough they won't harden and if you boil them too long they are dry and hard. So it is a tricky thing. Guess What? They turned out PERFECT!! I was so excited! Because they don't turn out every time I just don't make them often, but I was so glad they turned out this time. Every single one of us loved them! Elijah could eat all of them if I would let him. They were delicious!

Bryan and I had a Christmas party to attend last night and I thought that I would make these cookies again and take some of them with us. I made two batches this time. Guess What? They were not so right this time. ARGH!!! I had not boiled them long enough this time. So I didn't get to take them to the party. They are good they just didn't harden like they are suppose to. So after I put them in the refridgerator and they got a little bit harder I placed them in the bowl that was my Nanny's. I have thought about her alot this week. I use to call her when I would make something of hers and tell her. I so wanted to pick up the phone and tell her about the cookies. We didn't talk every day but I enjoyed the many times we did talk. She is missed so much!!

Nanny's recipe (in her handwriting) for Chocolate Oatmeal Drop Cookies

The cookies I made on Wednesday night that turned out GREAT!! :)

The cookies in Nanny's bowl.

Elijah after he ate one of the ones that did not harden. He did not care how they looked, they tasted the same. He even told me as I was baking them that he wanted to put something in them so no one would eat them and I would have to bring them all home. LOL!! Can you see the chocolate on his face and hands? Isn't he the cutest?


Nancy said...

Josh loves those cookies! I make them all the time! Sometimes when they are hardening I sprinkle coconut on top & if I'm feeling wild, I'll add pecans in the mix!
I know you miss your Nanny so much. I can tell how very much she is loved!!

Anonymous said...

I just love you sooooo much! You are a sweet daughter, great mom, and you were a wonderful granddaughter to your Nanny. Elijah is just like his Paw and Maw in liking sweets (chocoloate) so much!! I don't know how you have time to go to the bathroom, let alone bake. BUT you do and you do a great job!! Love much, Mom