Friday, September 16, 2011

Fat Friday

Confession:  I love brown sugar.

I usually judge whether a recipe is going to be good or not based on the amount of brown sugar that will be dumped in. 

lots = good 

not so much = not so good

I'm pretty sure it's healthy too.

It's easy:

Brown rice:  healthy

Dark chocolate:  healthy

Unbleached flour:  healthy

deep colored fruits and vegetables:  healthy

Brown sugar:  healthy

Yep, it's all pretty logical.

Brown sugar is good.  You should eat a lot of it. 

At least on Fat Friday.

*Tomorrow, this confession will be dissolved and all brown sugar will magically poof into natural sweeteners used in moderation.

Lunch Box Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups uncooked rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 small bag m&m's

  (This recipe is so easy that the kids did it on their own!)
Heat oven to 375°F. Combine sugar, butter, egg and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add oats, flour, baking soda and salt; continue beating until well mixed.

Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Top with a few m&m's.  Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire cooling rack. 
Watch out!  They go fast!

 A very happy onlooker!

**Just wanted to add a huge THANK YOU for all your sympathetic comments and advice with the mastitis!  I visited with a lactation consultant today.  Turns out, there were several issues going on over the last ten weeks that were the causes of massive amounts of pain.  Solutions are in place and results should be seen in the next week.  PHEW!  Ironically, one of the solutions involved eliminating sugar from my diet.  I just died a little inside!


une autre mère said...

Oh those look yummy! And so very healthy! :) So glad to hear you've got some solutions for your problem... but sad for you that one involves eliminating sugar. Good thing you have a bundle of healthy recipes in your back pocket!

Sarah said...

Those look amazing... I am going to try those SOON!

oh the other hand... so thankful you were able to figure out what was going on... so sorry for all the pain!

This Heavenly Life said...

Mmmmm...these are making my mouth water! Must try soon :) And I concur about the brown sugar -- More = Better.

Hope you're feeling better! (And not just so you can have sugar again -- but that would be reason enough!)