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Revisions Update

My house is a mess.

My yard is weedy.

The dogs need baths.

The laundry pile, well, it’s just wrong.

We’ve been eating a lot of take-out.

But I am finished with my requested revisions.


It’s all over but the printing.

And the obsessive page-checking.

And the reluctant release of the package to the U.S. Postal Service.

And the needles-and-pins of waiting.

I think I’ll celebrate by walking the dogs. I've been inside my own head for so long that I need fresh air and exercise.

I'll continue the celebration by cleaning the house.

And weeding the yard.

And doing load after load after load of laundry.

And making oatmeal carmelitas.

And sleeping in for a few days before I tackle my next JoNoWriMo goal.

Revisions request? Done!
Recipe request? Here ya go!
Our motto: You request it ... we'll provide it!

Oatmeal Carmelitas

Serves: 20 (Right! Serves 3, maybe 4 carmelita-lovin' snackers.)

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes


1 cup plus 3 Tbs all-purpose flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted and cooled
1 cup (6 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
3/4 cup caramel ice cream topping

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup flour, oats, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, and melted butter. Blend at low speed to form crumbs.

Step 2: Press half the crumbs into bottom of an 11" by 9" pan; bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chips and pecans.

Step 3: In a small bowl, blend caramel topping with remaining flour. Drizzle over the chips and nuts to cover.

Step 4: Sprinkle remaining crumbs over caramel and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool. Chill covered for 1 to 2 hours and then cut into bars. Store in an airtight container. Note from MoMad: Cut them before you chill them or they’re like trying to cut into concrete. I usually cut them after 20-30 minutes of cooling time.

Nutritional Facts:
Each cookie (including pecans): 198 calories, 2 g protein, 23 g carbohydrate, 12 g fat (6 g saturated), 1 g fiber, 19 mg cholesterol, 23 mg calcium, 1 mg iron, 177 mg sodium.


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Oct. 1st, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC)
Oatmeal carmelitas? Recipe, please?
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Oct. 1st, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks, your Rockstar-ness!
Oct. 1st, 2006 05:42 pm (UTC)
Oatmeal carmelitas? Recipe, please?

Oh, and you SO ROCK!!
Oct. 1st, 2006 05:47 pm (UTC)
Okay, okaaay!! Hee.

Email me and I'll give you the recipe.

Too tired to do it right now.
Oct. 1st, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC)
OOOH, congrats on finishing the requested revisions! Yes, get thee outside for some fresh air. It's SOOO lovely out!
Oct. 2nd, 2006 01:23 am (UTC)
Ahh, gorgeous, gorgeous day.
Oct. 1st, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC)
C-O-N-G-R-A-T-S! :D
Oct. 2nd, 2006 01:23 am (UTC)
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Oct. 2nd, 2006 01:24 am (UTC)
I do feel a big sense of accomplishment.
Oct. 1st, 2006 06:08 pm (UTC)

Congratulations and GOOD LUCK!!!!
Oct. 2nd, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
Thank you!!!
Oct. 1st, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
Congrats and good luck!

And yum, oatmeal carmelitas sound fabulous. Er, you wouldn't by chance want to post that recipe for all of us that are drooling over the thought of them, would you? :)
Oct. 2nd, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
Here ya go!
Oct. 1st, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
YAY!!!! Requested revisions are done and the person who asked for them will LOVE them!!!!!
Oct. 2nd, 2006 01:26 am (UTC)
From your lips to God's ears!
Oct. 1st, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC)
Oh-oh-oh, what a feeling!
Oct. 2nd, 2006 01:27 am (UTC)
Deep, satisfied sighhh ...
Oct. 1st, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC)
YAY! You rock like a rockin' thing.

And Mmmmmmm, sleeping in. I can only imagine . . .
Oct. 2nd, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
I should clarify: sleeping in for me will be 5:30! But next weekend I will go nuts and sleep till 6:30!!
Oct. 1st, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
Yay!!! That's fantastic. The revising part. Not the laundry part.
Oct. 2nd, 2006 01:29 am (UTC)
Oct. 1st, 2006 10:38 pm (UTC)
Congratulations.... maybe a bit more than a dog walk is called for? A nice massage, manicure/pedicure, or some other indulgence is definitely in order. I'm proud of you!
Oct. 2nd, 2006 01:29 am (UTC)
Man, I like the way you think!
Oct. 2nd, 2006 02:11 am (UTC)
YAY! I so know how you feel. Man, the last days of my revisions, I was living on energy bars and buffalo jerky. (Um...expired, at that, free from my job.) The last day I worked on them, I didn't really eat at all. The house certainly wasn't cleaned. The playful cats wondered why I kept locking them out of the room. And I really needed a shower.

But sometimes, you just gotta get it done, and boy doesn't it feel good! *applause* Now I will cross my fingers for you firmly. ^_^
Oct. 2nd, 2006 02:40 am (UTC)
Yes, you've nailed that writing fever exactly.

I got up at 5 again this morning and sat down with my coffee. At about 6:30, I noticed one Reese's Caramel Peanut Butter Cup sitting on the kitchen table ... about a foot away from me. UNEATEN. That was breakfast.

At about 9:30, I realized I was shaky from coffee and no real food.

Glad this part is finished. I hope there's a next part!
Oct. 2nd, 2006 02:29 am (UTC)
Congrats!!!! :)

I'm not an oatmeal fan, but those carmelitas sound good.
Oct. 2nd, 2006 02:41 am (UTC)
They are! Or ... they would be, if I had gotten around to making them.
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