Thursday, August 16, 2007

I don't like cooking.

There, I said it.

I find no joy in making dinner. I think it is a bother. I wish I never had to cook. I much prefer cleaning my kitchen to cooking in it. If we had the financial means and the metabolisms to handle it, I would eat out every meal. I'm serious.

However, I do enjoy a good baking session. Unfortunately, I have zero will power when it comes to baked goods, so I don't bake as often as I would like. I end up eating it all. I'm still being serious. Like yesterday, when I made these delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and ate nearly every single one. It's a good thing I only made half the recipe.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour (I like doing half whole wheat, half white)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups oats
1 cup chocolate chips

1. Heat oven to 350.
2. Beat together butter and sugars til creamy.
3. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
4. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; mix well.
5. Stir in oats and chocolate chips; mix well.
6. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
7. Bake 10 - 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Notice there are no pictures of said cookies. They were gone pretty quickly. But what's better for breakfast (and lunch) than cookies? Nothing, that's what (well, maybe ice cold pumpkin pie). At least the cookies had oatmeal in them. That makes them healthy, right?


  1. Yours actually make it to cookies, huh? Mine barely ever make it past the dough stage.

  2. these are my favorite kind of cookies. paradise bakery-style with oatmeal and chocolate chips.
    i bet they were SO good.

  3. I do the same thing with baked goods. no self control! poor josh never gets any because we eat them all up before he ever gets home.

  4. Steph, I don't like to cook either but have been doing it for 60 years. We tried eating out when they were redoing our floors so for a month we ate out. Not fun! I was glad to get back home and cook again. Found a place called "dream dinners", you can go on line and read about it. I went last month and the dinners were delicious and fun to do. Price came to between 3-4 dollars per serving. I made my dinners in 3 servings each and have dinners for the month. Just take it out of the freezer, follow directions and enjoy!. We always have enough left for lunch the next day and so with little ones you could divide one of the servings and be just fine. I found it cheaper then the store because they furnish all of the condiments and other things that you have to buy in quanity.
    Maybe you might like it-check it out!
    Love and Hugs

  5. I don't like cooking either. I don't like deciding on what to make. :(

  6. thank you for putting in words what i always think. (also, putting into my mouth a yummy cookie at a future date.)

    cooking sounds fun in theory, but it's overrated in reality. plus, i hate making a mess.

  7. glad I'm not the only one (o: but the cookies sound delish!

  8. sorry you take after me so much! never eat cookie dough,but love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and cold pumpkin pie is the world's best breakfast!mom

  9. I think I would LOVE cooking if someone else would clean it all up for me! I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies- I will have to try this recipe, thank you for sharing!

  10. I too justify the insane amount of cookies I eat by the healthy oatmeal I put in them.

  11. i hate cooking dinner, too much shopping, cleaning, etc. i do however love food. the love of food = catering business.

  12. i say no to cooking in general. so a big amen to 'i hate cooking.'

  13. I would have never guessed that you don't enjoy cooking-those cookies sound yummy

  14. You should try "Cooking for a month in a Day." I've been doing it for years. Kind of like "Secret Dinners," but cheaper because you do it yourself and you can customize for your family. A lot of work initially, but so worth it!


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