Happy Memorial Day! I swear all the other bloggers out there are having BBQs in the sun. Meanwhile we are having North Bend rain. :)
If you are looking for a contact site for units:
Some of them take time to really write about their conditions and detailed wish lists. The stories are pretty amazing. One unit was even collecting school supplies for the kids where they are stationed.
I may not have a soldier to bake for, but I did bake a bit for myself.
The Single Lady Patriotic Cookie Dough Balls. I had actually tried this a couple of months ago and I was doing too much at the same time and screwed it up. But I knew it was something I did and not the recipe so it was nice to try again.
In the spirit of her recipe from yesterday I used oat flour, macadamia nuts and chocolate chips as well as sprinkles. The photo of the baked cookies didn't turn out but trust me, the cookies did.
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. I have had a frozen cube sitting in my freezer for several days.
This is REALLY good. Mine is more brown in color because I use brown sugar and I also really blended up the chips.
Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes so instead I did the Single Lady Chocolate Cupcake and added chocolate chips and a couple of drops of peppermint extract.This did not disappoint at all and went well with the ice cream. Today isn't a day I can put into a ton of baking (or the subsequent mess) but it was nice to do some quick experimenting.