Saturday afternoon; Dottie's at work, so I went to the gym and got in some of the cardio (3.75 miles, 48 minutes on a treadmill; another 10 on a stairmaster, plus a light arm workout) I haven't had time for as they keep closing streets and highways around here. What used to be a 7 minute trip to work (and the gym since it's there) now runs 12-22 depending on traffic and lights! The time I used to spend on the treadmill after a couple of hours of lifting has become travel time, lol!
I had planned on making a Chicken Marsala recipe tonight, but our oldest and his wife came from Lawrence last night and spent Friday evening with her while I was at work (they used to do Sci-Fi Fridays 'til everything went into repeats) and she fixed a large roast with potatoes and gravy, so we have leftovers for tonight. Tomorrow I plan on having a steak ready for her when she comes home from work...
So my recipe for today comes from Stallone's kitchen, courtesy of his book "Sly Moves". They are a "good carb" cookie, meaning a "slow" carb instead of a fast one, so they don't "spike" insulin levels like most (triggering fat storage).
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/8 cup brown rice flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/8 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup Quaker old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 egg (ain't that a mean trick?)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons water
1/2 tablespoon molasses
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium-size bowl, combine wheat and rice flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, brown sugar and oats. Make in indentation in the center and add egg, olive oil, water and molasses. Mix vigorously until the dough is moistened. Roll tablespoon-size balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until done. Remove cookies from oven and cool on wire rack. They should be soft and slightly chewy.
I was surprised at how much I like these. I took some extras in my lunch and the 3 or 4 people I shared one with wanted the recipe.
Not sure if I'll get something up in time for tomorrow or not; I have a lot on my plate the rest of the day. Need to brush the dog out again to try to get her ready to bathe so I can clip her for spring (and quit vacuuming her winter coat up finally), I need to mow, and I need to wash the "nectar" from the tree off my car, then be ready to go visit my Mom when Dottie comes home from work, besides filling my car and renting "The New World".
So just in case, I'm going to post one of my poor dog Angel. We cut the matts out of her winter coat about two weeks ago, and then I let some more brushing and a bath slip last weekend. If I get time I'll post how she came into our lives for tomorrow! Somehow I doubt I'll have her clipped in time to shoot and post...