We made chocolate chip cookies at our house tonight. Groovy Girl and I owed Teenage Boy a batch because he walked her and two friends over to the cemetery on Saturday at dusk. We live across from a cemetery and this is a favorite "challenge" activity when friends sleep over. He remembers doing this when he was in middle school with a group of his friends. To thank him for following through we made him the cookies. He's been eating them while he watches football and reads Inheritance, last in his favorite Eragon series..
I just made the recipe on the back of the Nestle package (yes, every once in awhile non-organic lands in my grocery cart-I don't know how?) because it was there and easy. I know I have several good recipes but I've never hit on one that was so amazing that I have to make that one ALL the time, they all seem to be pretty similar. Do you have a favorite chocolate chip recipe? If so, please share.
My kitchen's not clean but the cookies are done. Dinner was easy. My kids are happy. Groovy Girl and I had a serious conversation about an article in her Discovery Girls magazine. About bras. Ugh. She's worried because other girls in her class have started wearing them. Double ugh.
When I went up to get her headed toward sleep she was dancing wildly to one of her Taylor Swift CD's, lucky for her she was already in her pajamas with her teeth brushed. We read the last half of The Snow Queen by Amy Ehrlich and talked for a few minutes. She wanted to share one of Taylor's songs with me. It's a sweet song and it made us hug repeatedly. Listen to it; Never Grow Up, not an official video but still a good.
Hoping your Monday was peaceful and simple.