Daily Archives: February 3, 2010

Interesting addition to the lunch box

What interesting item did your child ask you to pack in his/her school bag today? Mine asked permission to take along a space heater and extension cord to school as there was no heat in his class.

If everyone in his class did the same thing, perhaps the electrical circuits would get overwhelmed. Maybe they would blow power to the whole school? Maybe that was the intent?

Le Sigh.

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Thanks, Man!

Ugh! Last night the phone kept ringing and waking me up. Finally at 3 am I took it off the hook. Someone had been trying to fax me all night long. The same person who had been trying to fax me on and off for two weeks. My phone is not connected to a fax. My friend Ev read my complaint on Facebook and offered to fax them on my behalf to let them know they were faxing a wrong number.

Within the hour I received a phone call from a well spoken gentleman apologizing profusely (in English as well!!). I told him the fax tried calling at all hours of day and night. He asked if I had any connection to a kitchen cabinets manufacturer. I said no. He took me off the computer there and then. Before he rang off he again apologized profusely.

I was really impressed that the guy actually called. Wonder what you said in the fax, Ev, but whatever it was, it worked. Thanks for being a good friend.

Next time I bake chocolate chip cookies AND have access to a car, you will be a lucky recipient.

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Did you give birth Naturally or did you….CHEAT?

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HSM’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Honestly, I use Nestle’s toll house choc chip cookie recipe. I just double it. But here it is, pictures and all.


2 ¼  cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened

¾  cup granulated sugar

¾  cup packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs

2 cups Chocolate Chips – I like to use semi sweet

Optional – 1 cup chopped nuts

What to do

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. (above)

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Gradually beat in flour mixture.

Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.

Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Makes about 6 dozen cookies.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

PAN COOKIE VARIATION: Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.

SLICE AND BAKE COOKIE VARIATION: PREPARE dough as above. Divide in half; wrap in waxed paper. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Shape each half into 15-inch log; wrap in wax paper. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.* Preheat oven to 375° F. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices; place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

* May be stored in refrigerator for up to 1 week or in freezer for up to 8 weeks.

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Wednesday’s Wacky Signs

(hat tip Aliza Hausman)
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