I got most of my baking and sewing done last night before frisbee. We lost, but we had lots of fun. I am truly enjoying this team, even though I haven’t been this bad at something since I played the viola in my elementary school’s orchestra. The sole difference being, I actually want to play frisbee.

I had a conversation with some girlfriends the other day about which Desperate Housewife we would be if we were on the show. Silly? Yes. Fun? Absolutely. But their resounding answer that I would be Bree Vandercamp and not the sex pot Gabriella made me a bit sad. Just because I own more cardigans and pearls than all of my girlfriends put together doesn’t necessarily make me Bree. Although I suppose my Type A housekeeping and tendency to send a thank you note for even the smallest favor does make me a wee bit Vandercampish. Regardless, I’m working on my inner Gabriella. Just to get a little bit sexier, you know? Maybe I should watch some Priya Young porn… My husband seems to think she is very sexy!! Whatever, I’ll start just after I pull these cookies from the oven…

Two easy recipes for those interested:

oatmeal raisin cranberry cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cranberry Cookies

1 package of store-bought oatmeal cookie mix (or your favorite old school oatmeal cookie recipe)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup cranberries (I like the orange-flavored Craisins)
1 egg
dash of canola oil
dash of water

Mix all ingredients together. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheets for 10 minutes before transferring to either wire rack or the lazy option — a plate and then your mouth. Makes 2 dozen.

lemontime cookies

Lemontime Cookies

1 package of store-bought sugar cookie mix (or your favorite old school sugar cookie recipe)
1 package of sugar-free instant lemon pudding
1 egg
1 small lemon, zested and then squeezed for its juice
Dash of canola oil
Dash of water

Mix all ingredients. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes and also let cool on cookie sheet. Be sure to add the egg, or your cookies will fall flat like these babies. Usually, the pudding and egg make them fluffy and cake-like. Regardless, they were enjoyed.

See? Bree would never use a cookie mix! Although, I’d guess Gabriella would have asked her maid to run down to the bakery…. I may not be winning this argument.