Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas: on the sixth day of Christmas ...

... my dear love gave to me ...

a batch of his world-famous, olive-oil oatmeal-raisin-craisin cookies! These things are the best (especially since I didn't have to make them, bake them or clean up after 'em!). Dh loves to cook but I'm usually the baker ... except for these delicacies!

The olive oil makes all the difference for really good oatmeal cookies ... I guess ... as they sure are much better than mine ever taste.

Here's one tray piping hot from the oven ...
Ok, I'm back from taste-testing: yep, they're good....
The rest of our day was just relaxing -- first a trip for ALL of us to the dentist (all got a clean-bill; me, I have to have a crown put in; I blame having kids, dh blames my age!). The rest of the day spent relaxing and doing odd bits'n'pieces and enjoying this amazing weather.
Dinner? Oh, have I told you about my favorite SIL and her husband who live in SC but came to visit us this past Fall? Well, the darlin' couple sent us a gift card to the best, bar none, hamburger joint: Five Guys. If you are lucky enough to have a Five Guys near you, and you haven't been there yet -- stop reading and GO! These are the best ... from our best SC buddies ... and we had a wonderful, easy, tasty and relatively healthy dinner (including the awesome cajun-french fries ... WOW!).
Off to eat some more oatmeal cookies and enjoy one of the Dickens' movies dh got from Santa -- he got both the first collection AND the second collection and we're so enjoying watching these classics (even the littles are getting into them, they're that well done!).
Happy sixth day of Christmas!

2 comments:

Charlotte (Matilda) said...

Hmmmm. Olive oil in oatmeal cookies. Care to share the recipe? I understand if it is a guarded family secret though! I just watched Our Mutual Friend and really enjoyed it. Maybe I will have to look into those others.

Mary G said...

Matilda -- I'll need to ask dh if he'll let me have the recipe .... it's one of those hidden, "only he knows" kind of recipes.

My dad did this with a cheesecake recipe -- when I'd come home at Christmas he'd make it for me but would never even let mom see the ingredients ... he'd get them himself! When he died, he "willed" me the recipe!