Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Things I am thankful for, in order:
1) God & the Church
2) my dear husband
3) our baby growing inside me
4) our families
5) our friends
6) all the blessings the Lord has bestowed on us

"All who die in God's grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven." Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1030

One of the things I love doing most is cooking/baking for my dear husband... well last night I was able to make two dishes for him to take to his office Thanksgiving potluck. I made a sweet potato casserole and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.
Here is the recipe for the cookies - we think they turned out pretty well!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups white sugar
1 cup shortening
15 ounces pumpkin puree
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
about 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cream the sugar, shortening, pumpkin and vanilla together. Mix until light and well combined.
3. Mix the flour, baking soda and ground cinnamon. Stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture. Mix until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
4. Drop by teaspoons onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes or until set. Let cookies cool on a rack.



Emily said...

Sounds yummy!

That's so cool that you got to go to disneyland! I want to go there so bad! Your tummy is looking so cute!!!

*Stephanie Mitchell* said...

Sarina!!! Wow-how exciting, you're having a baby!!! I'm just so excited for you!!! isn't thanksgiving so great!!! Lucky that you got to go to Disneyland!! i wish i could go! i love that place So much!!! You Look SO dang cute with your little tummy!! Tell the fam i said HELLO and tell them to get a blog!! :)

*Stephanie Mitchell* said...

Sarina holy moly i haven't talked to you since your wedding i think!!! How exciting that you're having a baby!!! That is so great! you will be great parents! luck that you got to go to Disneyland! I wish i could go...i love that place!!! Your tummy is just too cute!!! Tell the fam i said hello and to get a blog! :)

*Stephanie Mitchell* said...

hahaha ok so i don't know why my posts are showing up so i wrote 2 of them and now i'm writing a third but now i'm thinking that maybe you can see them and then approve them or something....i just don't know! anyway...sorry for all the comments!!! he he :)