Do you ever find yourself saying Yes to something and then bitterly regretting it because the person who asked you to do the thing seems to think that you said Yes I will give up my whole life for this?
Well, I seem to have gotten myself inot a big mess this week as I suddenly realised that having said Yes I'll help with the food for the Class 8 ball I seem to be co-organiser. When and how did I let that happen?
I do realise that I have a problem saying No and I can tell you that I've learnt a huge lesson here. Say Yes and make it clear what you're committing to and say No to anything extra before it goes too far down the line.
So I've spent all morning trying to extracate myself from too much committment because quite frankly life is just so full in these last two weeks of term. We've had the midsummer fair, the Class 5 Olympics, Class 8 play, my sister's birthday last Saturday, the Class 8 ball on Saturday and their brunch on Sunday. I'm tired thinking about it all.
Anyway, I've managed to farm out a lot of the food to a Mum that does catering here which will leave some of us to make a few dips, crudites and other nibbles. Phew I can breath now.
I tell you I've learned something though!
On another note a lot of people have asked me for the recipe for Cowboy Cookies so I thought I'd take the opportunity and post it here:
You will need:
- 1 cup sofened butter
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1 1/2 cups soft brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1 tsp baking soda (which I took to mean bicarb)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsps vanilla essence
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup dessicated coconut
- 12 oz chocolate chips (I usually use 8oz)
Cream the butter and sugars and then add the eggs and vanilla essence. Beat well. Mix in the remianing ingredients. Drop (dessert) spoon fulls of the mixture onto a greased baking tray and bake at 350F for about 15 minutes. The biscuits do spread and the mixture makes about 30+.
Happy Baking ..