When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Today is not my day

I haven't been feeling well for a few days now, but have gotten progressively worse over the past couple of days, so I have been spending a lot of time sleeping and not so much writing.  My daughter had a cooking crisis today.  She needed to cook for the kids at school for a couple of parties tomorrow, and she needed to finish a three page report for a grade.  Being the mean mom that I am, the grade came first.  I got up out of bed an hour ago and gave her instructions on how to make our favorite cookies.  I wanted to help her and support her without contaminating them.  I know they don't look like much, but trust me, these are downright amazing.  I think I feel better already!  (I had to test one, didn't I?)
Around here, we call them Gorilla Droppings.  It is the name the boys came up with years ago, and it stuck.  These ones have a new twist.  I hope you enjoy them too.

Gorilla Droppings

  • 1/2 C Butter
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1&3/4 C Sugar
  • 1/2 C Cocoa
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1/2 C Nutella
  • 3 C rolled oats

1.  In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine butter, milk, Sugar, and Cocoa.
     Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  Reduce heat and continue to boil for three minutes.

2.  Remove from heat and add Vanilla.
3.  Add Nutella.
4.  Add oats and mix well.
5.  Drop quickly onto waxed paper and allow cookies to cool and set.  

Try really hard not to eat them all.  

Since I have been so busy and overwhelmed for the past week or so, I thought I would keep my spiritual thought simple today.  Remember in the Doctrine and Covenants 10:4 is says:

Do not run faster or labor more than you have strength and means provided to enable you to translate; but be diligent unto the end.

Although the Lord was talking about translating here, I think it pertains to us in our day to day lives.  He knew that we would suffer sickness, adversity, despair, and pain.  I think this simple scripture is also to remind us that He doesn't expect us to do more than we are able to do.  We need to trust Him, follow Him, and keep striving to be more like Him.  This life is a journey toward Him.  It is not a race to the finish line.  Sometimes, I forget that in my desire to be all that I can be.  I forget that I am really trying to be all that He wants me to be.  


  1. um yum! lovely all around. thanks for that.

  2. Gorilla droppings?! Haha! I think I might stick with "No bake". Sorry you haven't been feeling well! Sending healthy thoughts your way!

  3. Well, I had a cooking for breakfast! Nothing makes me feel better than chocolate!! Thanks for the good thoughts. I am hoping to be over this by the weekend.

  4. Love the name! Boys are so funny. I sure hope you're feeling better very soon.

  5. Gorilla droppings??? ha, now that is fitting! But I bet they taste divine! I hope you get some rest and feel better soon...we are all sick over here and have been for 10 days straight! Unbelievable...lots of snuggling going on though!

  6. Love the name! They look pretty tasty! Hop you're feeling better by now. :)