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Monday, January 6, 2014
I'm going to bake some cookies today. Oatmeal raisin cookies. I remember visiting Joe's dad in the nursing home and him asking if I could bake these cookies. He was telling me how to do it....by adding a little olive oil to the mix. Now, I hadn't ever used olive oil before and this "Sicilian" way of baking cookies was new to me. I bought the mildest tasting olive oil and made the cookies. We took them over to him and he ate one bite and he said, "They taste like olive oil...pfftt (spitting it out)."Very hard man to please....I haven't used olive oil in cookies since. We like a soft and chewy oatmeal cookie and I've yet to find one that stays that way...so I'm using a new recipe today. I remember grandma's being soft, but maybe she didn't make as many and they got eaten quickly.
Joe's therapist will be here soon...so I have to go and get his breakfast. He's doing just great...yesterday walking so straight while pushing the walker ahead of him. The incision sight is looking good. Won't be long and I'll have to tie him down to keep him at home :)
Back later with more....