Monday, January 25, 2010

It's all Relative

1. "Mommy, I love you more than dinosaurs.
Pause. 
Pause.
Pause.
(Followed by deep, purposeful, decisive sigh.)
 I even love you more than Bigfoot."


(I am so honored, Yuyum.)

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2. "Mommy, I don't really want to be rich.
Or famous.
I just want lots of chocolate."


(Me, too, Anna.)

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Cathy teaching Anna how to make Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie:

3. "The most important thing is the measuring spoons."


(An apt analogy for life in some ways...)

Cathy and Theresa's famous
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

6 Tablespoons softened butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups chocolate chips

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two 9-inch round baking pans with foil, extending foil over edges of pans.

2. Beat butter, both sugars and \vanilla until light and fluffy.  Add egg; beat well.  Stir together flour and baking soda; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Spread one-half the batter into each pan, spreading to 1 inch from the edge (as the cookies will spread to the edge when baking.)

3.  Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until light brown.  Cool completely; carefully lift from pan and remove foil.  Cut each cookie into triangular wedges. 

* For a special treat, serve with a scoop of icecream!

4 comments:

Diana said...

Your babies are so sweet looking Lisa.
I remember when Katie loved dinosaurs. I still have them all in a box put away. I can't get rid of them! The pie sounds delicious, I may give this one a try, or maybe I'll get Katie to try it!
Love Di

GrandmaK said...

WOW!! This sounds, oh, so good! And NO pie crust!!! Your children are a delight! Thank you for sharing!!!! Cathy

Sara said...

Yum, we just had that for LP's birthday!

Linda Higgins said...

Lisa, you are so blessed to have so many helpers in the kitchen and who love to help too! The pie sounds yummy! A fast treat for a quick fix when needing something sweet! smiles!