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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Root Beer Float Cookies/Soccer

Root Beer Float Cookies
Make your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe or use mine (with a few modifications)
1 cup butter flavored Crisco (makes them fluffy)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar packed
2 eggs
Cream all of these together
Add 2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
Mix together
1 Tbsp. root beer extract (got mine at Walmart)
1 bag white chocolate chips
Mix well.  Bake 350*  for 10-13 minutes on parchment paper

I got this recipe from Rinda Perdue and it was a hit at the FHE meeting I went to this weekend with our new friends.  I cheated and made bars because I didn't feel like dipping cookies, and they all turned out great!

 Dakota played in his first ever soccer game Tuesday night.  He did okay for not knowing where to be.  There is something I like about the kids that play soccer.  They help each other, it really doesn't even seem like an imposition to them.  A boy on Kota's team kept encouraging him and reinforcing what he should do.  Same thing happened last year when Kayla started playing soccer last year.

When we arrived at the game there was no coach and not enough players.  One of the boys dad's filled in as coach.  Then several boys that played in the earlier game stayed and helped our team.  That was another gesture that I found comforting.  I hope Kota and his teammates will get to repay the favor some time.

With no coach and not a solid team we lost. 0-3, but it was still fun watching.  At first, when Kota told me he wasn't playing football I was disappointed.  I love football, the game, the intensity, the winning streak our boys have been on the past 3 years, hearing my son's name announce over the loud speaker under the Friday night lights.  It's all gone.

But, my dear, sweet husband reminded me that my children should have the right to choose what they want to do.  Yep, even if it's not what I had envisioned, it will be a great senior year for him.  And I will enjoy watching him learn and grow in something he wants to do.  Plus, with the two concussion of last year, this is the best choice he could have made.


  1. Hope he has a GREAT time with it.


  2. Cookies sound yummy it is always hard to let them chose.I bet he will do great.

  3. I love soccer! Go Kota! (I'm not much of a football person..sorry!) So I'm happy he gets to play. If he needs any pointers, just ask me. Ok, really don't ask me. Thanks for a new recipe. It's good to have new blood in the "Ward"...new foods to try!

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  5. It's great that even with a start this late in life your kids are able to play soccer. I'm glad that they've found friendly teams. And yeah, football on top of those concussions is probably not a good idea anyway. You are still allowed in to cheer on Hillsdale's team though. :)

  6. Yum!
    Soccer is the most fun sport to watch, I think! My kids were never stars, but thru had a lot of fun, got great exercise, and it was quick and exciting to watch! A few years ago I played on a women's "over 40" indoor team, and I learned first hand how hard it was! Yikes! I got wounded every game! But, it was fun having my husband and kids rooting for me for a change! I wouldn't be able to play now!