Not at work today...the Bug has a bug. :( His chest is congested, he has a fever and is just all-around not feeling well. As for me, I still have a pounding headache (today is day 3) and I think I've had a fever on and off. Whatever this is, it's not fun. I'm just glad it's not a stomach bug!! *whew*
I made this recipe waaaay back in early August for an office pot-luck for the August birthdays. I asked the other August girl what kind of dessert she wanted and she said: chocolate. So...I went to my go-to online recipe site Allrecipes and printed out a couple for her to chose from. This was the winner (and it really was).
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
Melt the chocolate chips in a heavy saucepan over very low heat. Stir to evenly melt.
Cream together the butter and sugars until light. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Stir in the melted chocolate and vanilla.
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add to the butter mixture slowly. Blend thoroughly. Shape into 1-inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 12 to 14 minutes. Let sit on cookie sheet for a minute or two before removing to a rack to cool.
NOTES: Even with rolling the dough in to balls, this was super easy. The dough wasn't too sticky so you didn't have to scrape off your hands between batches. I really liked these cookies because they baked up picture-perfect and they weren't too sweet.
Dion's (a local pizza and sub place), green chile chicken enchiladas (yum!), red chile posole, stuffed sopapillas, an awesome fresh fruit tart and a super cute ladybug cake. I'm sure there was more than I remember, but even *that's* enough!
So, I'm home with the sick kiddo today, but that doesn't mean I'm lazing around the house (even though I probably should). I picked up the Better Homes & Gardens New Cookbook at the library on Saturday and I noted all the recipes I want to try before I give it back (can you say: copy machine?). One of those recipes is in the oven now! If you're lucky, I'll post that recipe (and it's a good one!) later on this week.
Well, I'm off to go do my nails and get my fill of America's Next Top Model (there's a mini-marathon on Oxygen). Thanks for all the well-wishes to my little one. I'm sure he'll be better soon, but he'll soak up all the extra cuddles he can in the meantime.
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