Sunday, June 27, 2010

Classic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are AWESOME (Courtesy of My Kitchen Cafe whom I am semi-madly in love with but shhhh don't tell her).  I am not a cookie person.  There I said it.  Have you recovered enough to read on?  Look at the picture.  That's what sold me.....and the fact that I had all of the ingredients on hand.  Slightly crispy around the edges, nice and soft where they are supposed to be.  Not too dark, almost a blonde oatmeal cookie if you ask me.  It is officially my favorite cookie recipe on here. Hehe we won't tell anyone it's the ONLY recipe I've posted to date.   

(Note:  I cut the recipe in half and it made 2 dozen cookies)

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
2 3/4 cups oatmeal
2 cups chocolate chips
Cream together the butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. Add Baking soda, powder, and salt and mix. Add flour, oatmeal and chocolate chips. Mix until combined. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Firemen

The other day, as I was sitting at a stop light, I saw an accident.  Or what I thought was an accident.  There were firemen on the corner.  As I got to looking, there were firemen everywhere!  They were taking donations from all of the cars that came to a stop in the intersections.  I did a quick check in the mirror to see if I was presentable.  I suddenly realized my shirt was tucked UNDER my seatbelt.

Let me explain a little something that I am sure some women can relate to.  I am thirty eiaaaa eh hem, something.  When you put on your seatbelt you MUST untuck the blouse because it will:

1.  Show all your jelly rolls
2.  Wrinkle your blouse
3.  Show all your jelly rolls

Ok, now where was I? Firemen, yes that's right.  

They were approaching my car.  My blouse was untucked, hair presentable.  Then I happened to glance around in my car.  Holy Mother Of God!  Sheer panic ensued.  I look up and they are getting closer.  I wanted to do my part and donate the $1 I had in my purse.  My car looked as though someone had been living in it.  More precisely, my car looked as tho someone had merely broke into it to EAT in it.  Trash everywhere!

This is the point I feel I need to explain before moving on:  I have a 6 year old...I am gone for 12 hours a day...I do not have a husband to clean it out...I have a 6 year old.  Thank you for understanding.

I kept looking a the firemen, back in my car, firemen, car, firemen, car...I looked like I was feverishly shaking my head as if to say "yes yes yes come and take my dollar".  

How did I handle it you ask?

I pretended I didn't see them and drove away.