My husband wanted one thing for his birthday this year (well I’m sure there are other things he wouldn’t mind, but this was the one thing he asked for): My homemade chocolate chip cookies. I haven’t made them for a year or two now – at least not since we moved into this apartment – the first time in our marriage that I haven’t had a Kitchen Aid stand mixer to use while making them. He’s asked every so often, and I’ve told him in no uncertain terms, “Not until you buy me a stand mixer.” Not that that’s happening anytime soon.
But I decided for his birthday this year that he deserved some sweat and tears and chocolate chips from yours truly, so I set about making them today during MM and SB’s “nap” – I used a hand mixer which was remarkably less difficult than I’d imagined, making me feel a little silly and a little guilty for avoiding this for so long. But seriously, who knew? And in other news I think my hand mixer is broken – something inside it was shaking around and I’m guessing that isn’t normal? Anyone have that happen to their mixer?
I made half the batch and froze the rest of the dough which I’m thinking was a really good idea because, well, I haven’t tried them yet, but I think I’m disappointed. It’s clearly been awhile and I failed to trust my instinct and I think I overcooked them. Now you should know that my idea of overcooked is a little different from the average person – it’s possible that I’ve never actually burned anything in my life because I really dislike overcooked food, so it just never gets that far – I’m not gloating, it might actually be an unhealthy obsession – what I mean in regards to the cookies anyway, is that an hour after cooling on the racks they were not soft to the touch and the bottoms are a little browner than I like them. But I like my cookies super soft – even 10 days later soft – so I’m hoping for a miracle, because geeze, what a waste of elbow grease. But like I said, I saved some of the dough so I may try the baking part again in a couple weeks and make him think I’m a Domestic Goddess for whipping out another batch for no apparent reason.
And you know, he’ll probably love this batch, as he isn’t nearly as picky as me, and who knows? Maybe they are magically moist on the inside? I’ll find out tonight when I indulge in one or two and hopefully not twelve. Part of me wants to accidentally forget about counting calories tonight but I’m doing so good right now with my diet that I’d hate to blow it all on some possibly overcooked cookies. Even if I did find myself covered head to toe in flour making them and refrained from licking a single morsel of that cookie dough. My will power has been surprising me lately.
Tomorrow afternoon we’re having Birthday Cake #1 with my folks, then my dad is watching MM for the night while I take dh out for dinner and a movie. Then Sunday is Birthday Cake #2 with dh’s parents. It’s like a weekend-long birthday extravaganza – nothing but the best for my favorite husband.
What are your plans for the weekend? If you could have any present for your birthday, what would you pick?
This week’s Friday Follies is Twilight-themed in honor of the movie coming out today!
Team Edward or Team Jacob? Team Edward
Favorite Cullen? Probably Alice, she’s just awesome
Would you rather control emotions, see the future, or read minds? I’d love to read minds – then I’d know what people want or really think – it might be bad news sometimes but at least it’d be honest.
If you had to choose, would you rather go on a date with Tyler, Eric, or Mike? Really? I guess Mike.
Shiny silver Volvo or an antique truck? Volvo for sure
Who were you more like in high school? Bella, Angela, or Jessica? Definitely Bella
Which appeals more to you? Forks or Arizona? Forks – I don’t think I’d like the constant hot of Arizona – it’d be nice for a few months but then I’d miss the changing seasons. But in the winter I’d regret my decision
With whom would you rather hunt? Edward, Emmett, or Alice? OR…James, Laurent, or Victoria? Alice – guys can get all crazy macho and I’d rather not hunt with the evil vampires
Favorite love story, fiction: Gone With The Wind
Favorite love story, non-fiction: Erm… I have no idea?
If you could be in love during any period of time, which era would you choose? I’d love to be in love when women were women, wearing gorgeous gowns or at least dresses and the men were chivalrous and really tried to romance and court a woman.
Favorite big screen romance: lol Gone With the Wind
Favorite TV romance: Brennan & Booth in Bones or Sydney and Vaughn in Alias…
Favorite song about love: Oh I’m having a hard time with this one… I guess Daughters by John Mayer but I know that’s not really a love song…
For more Friday Follies, head over to Kat’s blog @ Sunshine and Lemonade!
Thanks to The Roaming Southerner for posting this first! The nerd in me is squealing over this:
It’s time for another Aloha Friday, the day that you take it easy and look forward to the weekend, in Hawaii and blogland anyway. As you should know by now, over at An Island Life, Kailani decided that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting and ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.
If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at An Island Life’s blog. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!
Today is my husband’s birthday (::waves:: Happy Birthday Sweetie!) so I thought for today’s Aloha Friday we could all share some cyber birthday cake and ice cream and celebrate his big day together! But since this is cyber space and not my kitchen of limited possibilities, I want to make sure everyone gets their favorite kind of cake and ice cream – ever – nothing but the best for all my bloggy friends (and you know, the dh who will be getting chocolate fudge cake with cream cheese frosting AND my homemade chocolate chip cookies – aka jackpot). So what I want to know is…
What’s your favorite kind of cake AND ice cream?