Last night was a wonderful night full of food and friends.
Our good friends John and Hannah joined Alex, Crystalyn, and me for dinner at our place.
Alex is a super goober.
Blurry but blissful bestieroomie.
Alex showcasing his meat. *ahem*
The boys were in charge of grilling the chicken, riblets, shrimp, and crab legs.
I was in charge of the cornbread, mashed potatoes, and asparagus. Confession: Last night was my first time to ever make real mashed potatoes. I know, I’m some kind of communist.
Made with almond milk, Earth balance, salt, pepper, and tons of garlic.
Bob’s Red Mill GF cornbread mix sweetened up a bit with some honey and brown sugar.
After dinner while the boys played video games, Hannah and I made some sugar cookies.
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup Earth Balance, softened
- 1 cup organic cane sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp MAGIC VANILLA BEAN PASTE
Combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda in one bowl. In another bowl cream together sugars and butter. Add egg and vanilla. Slowly add dry ingredients and mix until fully combined. I used a little cookie scooper to lay these out on the baking sheets.
Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes. Leave on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before removing to wire cooling racks. I made mostly plain sugar, but I also made some snickerdoodley ones too.
These all came out perfectly. Not too sweet, soft with a perfectly chewy center. A perfect end to a wonderful night.
Sunday was productive, full of work and massage practice. Now off to watch Fox’s Animation Domination line-up with the man and the pups. G’night!