Thursday, October 28, 2010

Short Cuts

Two of my favorite short cuts:

1. Baby legwarmers for $2.99 - Target is currently selling nice, women's knee highs for $2.99. Buy some. Cut the feet out. Now put them on your baby. This allows you to buy baby leg warmers that are neutral to match skirts and dresses, or you can also buy the cute halloween stripes for a festive idea! I did this with a pair of light grey, sweater like socks and Edie got like 5 compliments within the first hour.

2. No bake cookies. Sometimes I want a homemade treat, or I'm too lazy to go to the store for a candy bar. But baking cookies takes so long. Solution! Make these no bake cookies and eat at least 5 in one sitting. Less is impossible. In a heavy saucepan, bring 1.5 cups of sugar, 4 tablespoons of cocoa, 1 stick of butter and 1/2 cup milk to a boil and let boil while stirring for 1 minute. Then stir in 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 tablespoon of vanilla and 3 cups of oatmeal. Drop them by whatever size you want onto foil or wax paper, let cool (or not) and EAT.

What are your favorite short cuts?


lindsey said...

Love these! I have yet to really explore the world of baby leg warmers. A friend gave us a pair but I haven't put them on her yet. The cookies sound fantastico. I can't think of any short cuts that I employ, aside from easy-peasy Costco meals. I need some short cuts! Keep 'em coming.

Kathleen said...

Wow. Your shortcut for dessert is fancy. I've gotten it down to the following:

1. melt chocolate chips
2. stir in peanut butter
3. add coconut (optional)

Eat with spoon directly from container.

Another shortcut - making a BIG batch of rice on Sunday evening and then using it in various ways throughout the week - with a bean soup, with tofu and stirfried veggies, with mexican, etc.

Blythe said...

Genious. I went to Target today to get the socks for the legwarmers and they were on sale for $2 each! It just sweetened the deal and I got a few pairs for her and a few pairs for me.

Blythe said...

embarrassing, I spelled genius wrong.