28 Sep

Today was a day to run, but another need was just more important.  About a month ago I promised my kids that I would not purchase cookies for them this year.  They would only eat homemade ones.  So to keep up with this promise, I baked.  On Labour Day weekend I baked about 25 dozen cookies.  Sure that seems like a lot, but I have 4 kids in my house and 3 of them are teenagers.  I also have a husband with a crazy fast metabolism who absolutely loves my homemade cookies.

On Sunday, we ran out of cookies.  Monday, I choose to run, Tuesday was too busy.  So today, I had a choice to make after my errands were done.  Run or bake.  One meant keeping a promise to myself, the other meant keeping a promise to my kids.

My afternoon looked like this:

Getting the job started. (Okay these are the last 6 to go in the oven, but the first I thought about photographing!)

The finished product. I grew up eating these, I've just tweaked the recipe a bit.

I really love baking!


Posted by on September 28, 2011 in Family, General, Running


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4 responses to “Priorities…

  1. Elizabeth Dykstra (@eaDykstra)

    September 28, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    They look yummy! You’re such an awesome Mom 🙂

  2. nicolasknitting

    September 29, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Yay for cookies! They look yummy Xx

    • iamdeterminedto

      September 29, 2011 at 4:47 pm

      Thanks! They are one of my kids favourites and don’t crumble in their lunches. I might just have to post the recipe next time.

  3. Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli

    September 29, 2011 at 6:17 am

    Hooray for homemade cookies! I think you made the right choice. A promise to the kids would be top priority for me too.


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