Saturday, May 13, 2006

From Sly's kitchen! (and an Angel)

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).

Rocky Cookies

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...



Godknows said...

Thanks for the recepe, I will try to make it . Love your dog picture.

boo said...

matted fur or not, she's a cutie :)

sttropezbutler said...

Cookies, pooches, happiness!

Hope the weekend was super Alan!


Jen said...

Angel is adorable!!

Nancy said...

You are doing an awesome job at the gym Alan! Good for you. I have begun walking and am going a bit further every day. You give me even more incentive!

Yummy cookies. Cute doggie. My brother lives in Lawrence. Cute town.

Happy weekend to you and Happy Mother's Day to your wife!

scrappy rose said...

thanx for the cookie recipe...I like any and all that reminds me I have some "S" cookies on the table that one of my kids brought me for teacher appreciation week! yum!

TDharma said...

that recipe looks great -- I'll have to try them for the occasional treat. Your exercise specifics make me realize I should really really get some in today. Argh.

Angel is indeed an Angel. Mats or no.

Heidi said...

Thanx for the recipe Alan..Lookig forward to the chicken marsala recipe :)

Angel , too prescious!

alan said...

I might get to try the Marsala on Tuesday (I burnt another vacation day). I ate more last night than I have in one sitting in ages, and there was still enough roast, potatoes and gravy left for tonight for both of us.

Off to the park with my bike for a bit!


Von Krankipantzen said...

Mmmmmm. Those cookies sound good.

Can't wait to hear about the pooch. Angel is very cute.

Jon-Marc said...

Yeah give up the Chiken Marsala recipe. I love CM and would love to know your take on the recipe.


alan said...

I don't know how good it will be, I found it in the newsletter from the Fitness Center at work, lol! Having never had it in a restaurant, I'm working without a net, I guess!


cherish said...

Awwww shes a cutie pie!! I look forward to making these cookies. They sound delicious! You are one busy man!! I get tired just reading your posts!