I'm certainly glad to be on leave, and I'd rather be sitting at home than at work, but being cooped up in the house is starting to drive me a little crazy (crazier than usual).
Because of the hypertension and swelling (not to mention the usual end of pregnancy symptoms) the most I do in a day is some house work and little walks.
Although I have a feeling that I may reflect back on this time fondly in a few months when I'm up to my eyeballs in diaper changes and feedings...
I found a cookie recipe that intrigued me, and since I had all of the ingredients sitting in my pantry, I made some today.
Instead of regular softened or melted butter, this one called for browned butter. I think it was a great idea, I could smell the nutty browned butter even as I was mixing the ingredients.
I also used chopped dark chocolate (because I prefer it to chocolate chips), and chopped dry roasted almonds (because I had them in the pantry - and for textural contrast).
I personally prefer oatmeal raisin over chocolate, but I'd say these turned out pretty well.
A definite repeat recipe.
A little bed time snack anyone?