Monday, April 16, 2012

Every day I have to remind myself that I just had a baby

which is why I'm so tired and finding it hard to accomplish little things - like baking.

Take Sunday for example, I'd been craving 'Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies' for several weeks. Never got around to making them before the baby got here, then needed about 2 weeks to get back on my feet before I could justify doing something as frivolous as making cookies.

Yesterday it was finally time to make these cookies and it took about twice as long as I balanced cooking with a 3 and 1 year old tugging on my pants for attention. The oldest wanted Sprinkle Cupcakes, even though she had just had two marshmallows, a chocolate peanut butter cup and gummy bear for snack. She begged and begged and I said no, healthy cookies come first and I can't stand in here long enough to bake two snacks. The 1 year old babbled his request and the nearest I could translate was "take me outside for a long walk so I can work out this pent up energy". Sorry little guy, can't do long walks yet. Where was dad you ask? Off tending to newborn who's clinging to his chest like a baby Koala Bear.

So I mixed ingredients while they bounced around me and then around each other. I finally sat at the dining table and scooped the remaining cookies into round balls so they could be frozen and saved for later. A new trick I learned is to bake cookies one tray at a time so you can enjoy the fresh baked yummy newness more often. In other words, bake one tray the first day, freeze the remaining into round cookie balls and bake them later. I love this idea!

The cookies are fantastic and well worth the effort. Should you be interested in the recipe it can be found here.

9 comments:

Amy Sullivan said...

Oh, that you are even attempting to bake...good for you. I remember two things about my girls when they were newborn.

1. How is it possible to be this tired all the time?
2. I'm starving!

Thinking of you.

Christa the BabbyMama said...

Ah, the multi-child baking session. I will miss the freedom of baking with one. And the I already miss the days of baking with the P. in a carrier, snoozing away...

Love-Sparks-Art said...

I love keeping up with your blog and all the cute things you do with your babies! You are a wonderful, fun mom. I love freezer cookies - you can whip out a new batch so easily! Go easy on yourself.

Angie said...

I think it's great that you were able to accomplish making cookies. Good for you!

rubberbacon said...

Thanks Angie, the next day I made sweet potato muffins! I love baking.

rubberbacon said...

Thanks Liesl! You are so sweet.

rubberbacon said...

yeah it's considerably harder when they are running around! I usually bake at night after they go to bed!

rubberbacon said...

Thanks Amy! Always nice to hear from you.

Peter Nott said...

I find once I get into a baking state of mind, I have to make more than one thing! Last time I made fudge, brownies and a vegan cake, all in one day for people. It was a great but exhausting day!