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Oh, Monday. You’re again once more.

Not solely was it a busy day at work, but it surely was additionally Shea’s 5-year effectively baby appointment and flu pictures for each women. CUE ALL THE TEARS. I imply, I hate getting pictures, too…however rationalizing with tiny people is soul-sucking after minutes #1 and #2. We made it – Shea SOBBED for the finger-stick to verify hemoglobin however didn’t cry for the shot…after the nurse agreed to let her sit as much as watch. Don’t ask – I haven’t a clue. I wouldn’t be SHOCKED if she ended up within the healthcare area.

Anyway, it was a enjoyable weekend spent in Champaign, Illinois – again on our stomping grounds on the College of Illinois. A staple, grubby campus bar is closing in 2 weeks and so we fortunately handed over $5 every for the quilt cost to affix the SEA OF DENIM on a extremely moist ground to sip on our over-priced Coors Lights whereas feeling outdated as you-know-what. We bought the selfie with the sign up again of us, that’s all that issues.

Oh, school. How I miss thee. Mark had a repeat of types on Saturday night time. I left him after 3 (boring) hours to fly solo at his 20 12 months highschool reunion to go again to alleviate the babysitter. That was at 10pm. After I awoke the subsequent morning round 7am, I had a textual content from him at 2:23am saying, “Are you awake? I’m locked out.” Apparently, he ended up ringing the doorbell and his poor mother and father bought as much as determine all of it out. I slept by all of it. He wasn’t 100% on Sunday (duh), however did higher than anticipated given the circumstances.

Good factor as a result of Sunday was Shea’s 5th birthday! We celebrated with a tour of the vet faculty as a result of what 5-year-old wouldn’t wish to go to the pathology lab and insert her hand right into a cow’s rumen (abdomen)? She ended it by cheering on MOM in our hockey sport final night time: hubby vs spouse. Let’s not discuss who received – sore topic.

However earlier than hitting the highway yesterday afternoon, I shortly threw collectively a weekly menu and positioned my grocery supply order. I by no means wish to reside a life with out grocery supply. I’d have been heading to the grocery retailer at 8:30 following my hockey sport with out it. Or, packing a lunch of…cookies (kidding). These cookies. It was nearly all that we had in the home. The ladies and I made them final week and I rationed them out regardless of their pleas for, “Yet one more, please!” Good to ring in October and the season of all issues pumpkin! Get pleasure from!

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


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Serves: 24 cookies



  • 1 ¼ cups quaint oats
  • ½ cup + 2 Tbsp oat flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp floor cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp floor cloves
  • ¼ tsp floor nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tbsp melted and cooled coconut oil
  • Three Tbsp creamy pure peanut butter
  • Three Tbsp brown sugar
  • Three Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp chocolate chips, divided
  • Three Tbsp pumpkin seeds (pepitas), divided
  • Three Tbsp pecans, chopped and divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 levels F. Line a big baking sheet with parchment paper and put aside.
  2. Whisk collectively the oats, oat flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and salt till mixed. In a separate bowl, mix the pumpkin, coconut oil, peanut butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla till effectively included. Pour the moist elements into the dry and blend till practically included. Fold within the dried cranberries, ¼ cup chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons pepitas, and a pair of tablespoons chopped pecans.
  3. Add the dry elements; combine till simply included. Drop on baking sheet in 2 tablespoon balls utilizing a scoop. Gently flatten with the palm of your hand (cookies won’t unfold) and prime with remaining 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon pepitas, and 1 tablespoon chopped pecans.
  4. Bake for 10-14 minutes. Enable to chill utterly to keep away from crumbling.

Diet Info

Serving measurement: 1 cookie Energy: 102 Fats: 5.2 Carbohydrates: 12.8 Sugar: 6.5 Sodium: 48 Fiber: 1.5 Protein: 2.2 Ldl cholesterol: 7


Weekly Menu: October sixth – 10th

Be effectively,