Tuesday, February 21, 2012

eden and a new recipe

We go to Eden a few times a year.  Every time we have a blast.  If you dot know where it is it is up Ogden canyon by Pineview Reservoir.  It is absolutely beautiful.  In the winter we sled, ski, hot tub, and veg at the house.  The summer entails lot's of lake time and boating along with lot's of golf for the boys.    The house is on the golf course.....lucky boys.  We are just minutes from three ski resorts and the kids did so good skiing this year.

Sledding down the golf course.  I love sledding.  So much fun.

Her face kills me in this one.

This little guy loves pop pop (popcorn) so much he begs for it every morning at breakfast and all day long.  I usually air pop for him but this weekend it was all microwave popcorn for him.  He gets so excited when I make it for him.

I got to take two of my nieces up that otherwise wouldn't have been able to come.  I am so glad I got to take them.  They are such sweethearts and play with the kids so good.

This is us reading stories, doing hair, ya know.....girl stuff.

Somebody wanted to hit the slopes bad.  Sorry dude....next year for sure.  Lucy and Olive did so good though and Lucy wants to go everyday now.  She is a natural.

Saturday I did a nine mile run with my sister.  Wasn't planning on going that far but ti always happens.  It was a hard run.  Lot's of snow and hills.  My sister probably disagrees and thinks it was easy.  Sheesh.

My favorite part of the trip was the escape me and my sisters made.  The guys and kids all got home from skiing on Saturday and we said "see ya later."  We headed up to the resort for some night skiing and let the men do dinner and bedtime.  It was so fun and I laughed so much.  Good times.  We sat in the lodge and drank hot chocolate and ate some yummy food after.  I'm so lucky to have such good sisters.

Ok......now for a recipe you have to make.  I got his recipe from my sister Christy and I believe she got it our of some raw cookbook.  It is so good.  You don't have to bake these.  They take like ten minutes to bake.  They are pretty good for you and have the best flavor.  Make them!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies

2 C oatmeal
1/2 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 c. chopped up dried cranberries
1/2 c. slightly chopped up choco chips (I just used the mini choco chips)
1/2 c. melted coconut oil
1/2 c. agave ( i actually used a little less than 1/2 cup, maybe like 1/3 c. )
2 tsp vanilla
dash of salt
*can also add some unsweetened coconut

Mix everything together until moistened. Press into mini cupcake tin. It should make exactly 24 minis. Press hard to make sure they are all stuck together. Put in freezer for like 15 min. Then with a warm knife pop them out of the tin and store in a ziplock in the fridge or freezer. They take like 10 min. to make. So awesome. 

I know my pan is messy but whatevs.

1 comment:

  1. thanks for the yummy recipe. I'm totally going to try these!