Thursday, March 11, 2010

Stay-cation, Day 3

The great thing about a vacation - whether you go somewhere far away - or, like us, stay right at home....
the great thing is NO SCHEDULE!

Today - Day 3 - we napped. A lot.
We spread out.....

We tucked in tight to the furniture (this helps to leave your golden locks attached to everything)

Due even grabbed HALF of the couch - which is a feat for a small(er) dog!

Best of all...thanks to Ben's comment on our STAY-cation, Day 2 post - Mom felt compelled to bake again today.


Here's what you'll need:

1/2 cup canola oil

1/2 cup shortening

1 cup honey

2 eggs

3 3/4 cups flour

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup cornmeal

2 teaspoons cinnamon

Using a stand mixer, mix oil, shortening and honey together until smooth. Add eggs and beat well.

Blend in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Knead dough until mixed well.

Shape dough by rounded teaspoons into balls.

Mix the cornmeal and cinnamon together in a bowl and roll balls in mixture.

Place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet sheet that has been sprayed with a nonstick spray (or use a silpat mat). Press the balls down .Using a soda bottle cap, and your finger…make paw imprint on dough.

Bake 10 minutes at 400*.

Let cool on baking sheet for a couple of minutes before placing on cooling rack.

This is when the camera ran out of juice. So what you don't get to see is Due - not eating - but GUARDING his cookie. I'm thinking there's a 5:00 rule. If it's still there in 5:00 - then it's free to any other 4-legged redhead in the house (ME!). Growling at your hostess is not acceptable - BEN would never do that!
(Growling at your hostess's Mom will get you thrown in jail)

You also don't get to see the mats Mom has been working on (while I supervise of course). Maybe tomorrow...we'll see. You never know what will happen when you don't have a schedule!


1000 Goldens said...

You are my hero. I serious might bust with the pumpkin ones this weekend :)

Pigtown-Design said...

they are brilliant!!!

Sierra Rose said...

Make us smile really big!! What a wonderful 'stay-cation', love the lounging (mom wishes I did a LOT more of that!!) and yummy....cookies!!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Alex93andme said...

Looks like alot of napping is going on which is always good! The cookies sound great..thanks for the recipe!!! Debbie and Hollydog

Ben said...

I think I am the only Ben in your life...if not don't burst my bubble. I have growled once in the 14 months the peeps have had me - at Marty Von Blinkenstein and he deserved it. I never even look cross eyed at peeps and I sing the song - Mommas rule.
PS - Momma said she would get a groovy mat for the office if there was one of Battery Park....until then she said we can get a Chelsea mat.

central bark designs said...

BEN - Yes you are my one and only Ben. Mom forgot to link your name to your blog - but I had her go back and correct that. Sometimes you really have to keep an eye on the peeps the make sure the yare doing their job correctly - I mean after all - I can dictate this blog - but I just can't type it - that's what my assistant (Mom) is for! No cookies for her today!

Sam said...

OMD! Those are cute - we are going to have to try those!