Thursday, August 19, 2010
Which probably doesn't reflect well on me.
Still I think this is a great idea for a home improvement gadget. I can't count how many times have I walked up to the front door with an armload of sumthin' or other and stood there helplessly. The boys just stand there on the front porch.
Looking at me.
In other news, I was in a hurry to get somewhere today and scooted out the door full of purpose. I turned around after locking the door and met head-on with a bill poster (those rodents who leave ads on your doorknob).
Not just a little "eeek" mind you. A full-on neighbors-looking-out-their-front-window scream. The bill poster seemed to be just as startled and told me no one has ever screamed before while she was delivering.
Well then, that'll teach her to leave stuff on my door.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I'd been disappointed with most of the other recipes I had tried. They'd been too thin and crispy or too doughy or too cakey. I wanted the right, balanced combination in a cookie.
This is it.
8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 cups (I use 3 and ½) semisweet chunks
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt and baking soda.
Add chocolate chunks and mix thoroughly until combines.
Refrigerate batter until cold, preferably overnight. (Suposedly the longer the better, I aim for at overnight, but I'm told the cookies still turn out good even if you don't refrigerate them at all).
Drop heaping spoonfuls of batter on the lined baking sheets.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Worked on cleaning up the garage (understanding this is a work-in-progress and will never be "done".) Check.
Applied the second layer of paint to plastic outdoor chairs I took off the curb during the last bulky pick up. Check.
Baked (because I turn the oven on mornings only) banana bread using the overripe bananas and last of the blueberries. Check.
Threw beans in the crockpot so we can have tostadas for dinner. Check.
Fed the kids. Fed the dogs. Check.
Scheduled an appointment to pick up paperwork for a potential new client. Check-a-roo.
I feel like I've completed so much today that I'm going to take a nap!