My lunch today at the office was delicious. Denise Smith, our SavvyEditor was kind enough to share some of her leftovers with me from the weekend and turned some lovely barbequed sirloin into a sumptuous steak salad. We topped some fresh baby spinach with grilled peppers, sliced steak and cherry tomatoes. A little bit of Newman’s Own balsamic dressing finished it off beautifully. And that wasn’t even an EatSavvy testing day (even though this is one of our favourite EatSavvy recipes). I just got lucky…sometimes I really love this job.
Try out our Flank Steak Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette recipe—it’s a great steak salad option!
One batch of cookies doesn’t seem to last very long in our house. On Thursday evening of last week I baked a whole batch, but since it’s difficult to resist freshly baked cookies, I lost a few that same night. And, after a full weekend of skiing and playing in the snow, everyone’s appetites were huge. By the time I went to pack lunches for school the next morning, there was only one cookie left in the cookie jar. So just in case there was time later, I removed the butter from the fridge to soften.
Fortunately for me, my kids enjoy baking (and I always have chocolate chips on hand). At age 10, Cameron can confirm the measurements and Spencer loves to crack the eggs and do the mixing, as most six year-olds do. After a snowball fight, snow soccer and tobogganing off the end of the neighbour’s deck, they were ready for a snack (and a break). In my experience, baking and cooking are both great activities for calming kids down after an active day. Store the cookies in the pantry, cookie jar, or freezer in an airtight container. Cut a round or square shaped piece of vanilla ice-cream and sandwich it in between two of the cookies for a quick and easy dessert idea. Or serve a cookie wedge with a scoop of ice-cream. I can’t promise that your cookies will last any longer in your house, but with a recipe as simple as this, you can always bake more.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 2 dozen cookies (or 1 cookie wedge)
Prep and Cook
What is your child’s favourite afterschool snack?