Saturday, July 12, 2014

Lazy cookies

Ever just too tired for all the effort in making cookies? For school, church or family outing, well I tried a very simple and tested/tasted awesome. 

All it takes is 1 cake mix, 2 eggs and 5 Tbsp of melted butter and 2 cups of chocolate chips. 
Reheat oven to 350 degrees. 
1.Melt the butter on the stove on medium heat while you pull out your ingredients. Let it cool a little before pouring in your dough. 
2. Mix cake mix with 2 eggs until fully combined and crumbly. 
3. Add butter and mix. Will be a wet dough. 
4. With a big spoon gold in the chocolate chips. In a glass casserole dish spray Pam and spread the dough evenly. Out in the oven for 20 minutes. Depending on the oven maybe 2 minutes more. 
Easy peasy! 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Summer garden

This year we added two bigger raised beds with cinder blocks. We tried a new approach with laying dead branches at the bottom then dirt to top it off with compost. 

It's been good so far. I transplanted a seedling Jason threw in a pot and it came out spaghetti squash. Bummer part is that it happened to overtake my two rhubarb plants. Each year we learn where to plant and what not to put next to each other. 

We haven't had as much rain this year but we are learning this gardening thing. 
Lettuce is an awesome crop. Will do it again in the fall. We used the whole envelope of seeds and came out with more than we could use.  Family and friends got bags of lettuce and loved it. Can't wait to do it again. The nice thing is that a mile away is a local farmer where you can get fresh produce cheap. Going to do some canning next weekend.