Friday, February 22, 2008

at my home this week

I started this quilt before Christmas. The top is finished and it is layered up with the batting and backing. I just started hand-tying the layers together with black crochet thread.
We wanted dessert this week but I was short on time at home because of working extra hours at my office job. I stirred up an old favorite, cake mix cookies, and they are so quick, they were mixed up and dropped on the 2 cookie sheets and ready to bake in just 5 minutes.
Cake Mix cookies
2 eggs
1/2 cup plain vegetable oil
1 cake mix - any flavor
Beat the eggs with a fork. Whisk in the oil. Stir in the cake mix. Add any extras you want- like nuts, chips or flavorings.
Bake at 350 for about 12 minutes. Makes about 2 1/2 - 3 dozen chewy cookies.
This batch was yellow cake mix with chocolate chips and walnuts.
Chocolate cake mix with chocolate chips are a great combination.
Butter cake mix with 3/4 Cup of oatmeal and a little cinnamon is good too.

My company has 2 offices in the same shopping center. I usually work at the laid back office but because of planned vacations and the flu striking some of the workers at the stressful office, they were very short-handed this week. I agreed to help them out and the area manager gave me a Wal-mart gift card as appreciation bonus.


  1. woo hoo for bonuses!! Now you can take me shopping. :)

  2. LOVE your quilt!! It's beautiful. How nice to get a gift card to Wal-Mart! Susan in SC

  3. The quilt is turning out beautiful! You've done well to get it done this quickly too. Its scary how bad the flu is going around. Hope my GB doesn't get it! Enjoy the gift card. I was given 3 this week for my birthday! I've been on two shopping sprees already and still have one left for next week!


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