Sunday, August 30, 2009

When all else fails...make cookies

That's a great motto to live by, don't you think? Feel free to adopt it too.
A rainy afternoon calls for some sewing and baking. These are black and white blondies from the More from Magnolia Bakery cookbook (dark & white chocolate chunks, I left out the walnuts).

I think a glass of milk has my name all over it.

For bar cookies and brownies, do you like middle pieces or edge pieces? I am a middle piece person. In fact, if you ask my brother, he will tell you a story about a certain pan of brownies that only had about an inch of edges all the way around the outside and no middle pieces.

He's prone to exaggeration though and maybe his memory is fuzzy. I'm just sayin'...

9 comments:

Becky said...

Glad that you are doing things that are comforting! You know, I just plain like any part of the pan cookie, middle, end. A cup of hot coffee and a cookie out of the oven - yum! I'm thinking I need to get the ingredients for chocolate chip cookies for Michael when he visits next weekend.

Living on the Spit said...

THat is exactly what you needed and deserved!!! I am so glad you had a wonderful rainy day. That makes my heart smile. I will be praying for you concerning your meeting.

Love you...sister.

dianne said...

ha ha ha! my brother exaggerates, too! i've been known to scarf down all the frosting on a cake and throw the cake away - at least that's the story my brother tells ... i like the middle of bar cookies, but i'll eat the edges when that's all that's left

Carol said...

I'm on my way to share those Blondies with you...you can have the whole middle...I LOVE the edges!

*karendianne. said...

What a cute story! My dad and I would always fight for the spoon and the beaters. He always ripped me off though. Told me he made 'em so he got dibs. Cheater!

I like the edge's myself.

MelissaS said...

I'm an edge girl myself. Good luck in your meeting.

Ginger Patches said...

Oh yummy! I am a middle person too, although it there's only one left and it's an edge? I'll eat it!! I wish we would get some rain and cooler weather...I can't wait for Fall!!

sewprimitive karen said...

omg Gretchen what happened at the meeting today? So sad about the one who was let go so coldly.

Simone de Klerk said...

I agree with you and I definitely am a middle piece person. Luckily my daughter likes the side pieces and the men in the house don't really care. So I get the real nice soft parts (((O: