In an attempt to ease into cooking (and dish-washing) after our long hiatus, we've been trying some very simple things: stir fry, fried rice, pesto noodles, spaghetti. Our oven has 3 temperatures (low, medium, high) so we've been avoiding it. Tim has been looking for an oven thermometer, but no one seems to know what one is. Under Grace's encouragement, we decided today we'll buckle down and test the oven with a batch of cookies. I did a little research and have landed on carrot cake cookies since the carrots here are especially sweet and tasty. First I have to go to Barranca, the town next door, to pick up "queso filadelphia" (cream cheese). I'm super hopeful these will turn out and give us something to celebrate tonight!