Dirty Laundry

Today’s post is going to stretch my abilities as I make an effort to stick with my 31days {Food Intolerance’s} and Five Minute Friday {fun}. Ha, nutrition and “laundry” {today’s prompt} I’ve got this,right? Here goes unedited, five minutes..

 I’m inviting you all to join me for a tasty treat. Sometimes life is full of ups and downs and we find ourselves carrying too many bags. Bags of dirty laundry; the kind filled with fear, tears, pain,stress, and heartache. The bags of lost loved ones, divorce, separation, and mangled friendships. These bags weigh us down. They keep us grounded. It is hard to breathe and lift our head above one more piece because surely if we move everything will come crashing. Spiraling out of control; feelings of hurt, pain, and fear all surface as we sort. We begin to sort; treating the stains worth keeping. One bag at a time we begin to see the bottom again, but this time although the bag may appear empty it is in fact very full; perseverance, hard work, trust, love, and friendship sit nicely folded until the next turn of the basket. Life gets messy and the laundry consumes us and sometimes we just need to know when to get away from it all; hang up the clothes, breathe and walk away. Seek comfort in the things that bring us the most joy; our families, good fellowship, and you know, chocolate chip cookies. The laundry won’t fold its self, and the stains need treating. However, today enjoy a treat on me. 

 Chocolate Chip Cookies 

*We made ours gluten free and they can easily be made dairy free using a product like Earthbalance. 


1 C. butter or alternative
1 C. white sugar
1 C. brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
3 c. all purpose flour (or GF flour mixture)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 C. Chocolate chips
1 C. walnuts (we used oats)

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F 
  2. Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add baking soda and salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts. {we subbed the nuts for oats}. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
  3. Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.

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