Saturday we went up into the community for the ladies' afternoon. It was so much fun!!! There was a devotional time in the beginning, and then we took a picture of each of the ladies and let them make their own "picture frames" so that they could have a nice picture at home. Then we came home and pretty much just hung out.
Yesterday was my dad's birthday!!!! We started out the day with egg and cheese sandwiches and blueberry muffins (his favorites), and really just spent the rest of the day around the house, which is what he wanted to do.
To surprise him, my sister and I made him some homemade oatmeal cream pies, from this recipe. They were soooo yummy!!!!! Whenever we're in the States, Dad always gets cream pies, so when we saw this recipe, we immediately thought of him! :D I'll type out the recipe here for ya'll!!!
Oatmeal Cream Pies
- 1 cup butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 T honey
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 1 t baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups oatmeal (quick)
- Cream together butter, brown sugar and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla and honey and beat until everything is incorporated.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Slowly add flour mixture to the wet ingredients until everything is combined. Stir in the oats and mix until they are evenly distributed. Place batter in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
- Take chilled dough and drop by tablespoon onto baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350. The cookies might look a little undercooked or moist in the middle, but they will set. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and let cool completely. To make the cream pies, spread some filling on half of the cookies and sandwich them with the plain cookies.
Marshmallow Creme Filling
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- In a double boiler, combine egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar. Heat until the egg whites are frothy and the sugar is completely dissolved (about 160 degrees).
- Transfer egg white mixture to the small bowl of a mixer, and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold in the vanilla extract.
This did make a little more marshmallow creme than we needed, but we just put the leftover in the fridge to use with other things!!! :D
What did you do this weekend?
Well, I should probably start on school...see ya'll later! :D