Wow, what a weekend. I avoided the news as much as possible. We spent a lot of time together as a family doing fun things like crafts and decorating, and baking cookies. And eating them!
I found a recipe a long time ago claiming to be the BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe EVER. Seriously. I wanted to make those cookies for a long time. I finally did. And....they are amazing. AMAZING! I may never use the back of the chip bag recipe again. The big difference: a combination of bread and cake flour instead of all purpose flour. I felt like Alton Brown would have been proud of my enlightenment to this kitchen chemistry. Anyway, the recipe is from the NY Times, adopted from Jacques Torres, who I'd like to think knows a little something about chocolate! I found it referenced on Tidy Mom's blog, who has some great photos to help out with the recipe. I ended up weighing my ingredients to get exact measurements as opposed to using measuring cups. I think it helped. These are great cookies! I was able to freeze some of the dough for later baking. They were picky-five-year old approved! (I did make slightly smaller cookies than the recipe directs and I omitted the extra sea salt for the topping.)
This week is full of holiday preparations, appointments and the kiddos Christmas show. Then he is off from preschool for almost two weeks! During that time we have lots of plans, such as visiting the Arboretum, the Please Touch Museum, and Sesame Place. Along with some play dates, we will be busy.
Monday: Gnocci and sauce, salad
Tuesday: Festive corn soup, salad (I have some frozen summer corn I want to use in this recipe!)
Wednesday: Slow cooker creamy chicken/mushroom pot pie
Thursday: Breakfast for dinner. When daddy is away, this is our meal! Kid's choice!
Friday: Pizza and salad night. White pizza for the kid, Buffalo chicken pizza for the grown ups!
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