Saturday, May 20, 2006

The word you never want to hear your Grandpa say...

OK, so every Thursday for about eleven years, my Grandma and I, along with my kids, get together to eat lunch and usually go to the park or something. Yesterday, I call to tell her I am running late, as usual, (because I was baking cookies to take to her; check out the recipe and pictures below; they were YUMMY!!) and she had already left for the restaurant, so I got their answering machine. The message, in Grandpa's voice, was as follows: "Petals are falling off of the flowering trees, but we are still ERECT, so please leave a message after the beep and we will return your call." Leave a message??? After hearing my Grandpa say the word "erect"?!?!?!?!?? Sheesh. I could hardly drive, let alone think to leave a message. And, what does the word "erect" even really have to do with flowers on trees anyway? Sort of like he was looking for a sentence to use the word "erect" in. OK, enough; I am trying to cleanse my brain of the trauma now.

Big Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 Tblsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 teas. baking soda
1/2 teas. salt
2 cups chocolate chips

Cream first six ingredients until real fluffy. Add next three. Stir chips in by hand. Drop 1/4 cup size dough balls about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 to 17 minutes. Edges will just be turning brown. Remove to cooling rack. Makes 18 cookies - really BIG, chewy cookies.

1 comment:

roaringmommy said...

This post made me crack up! No grandaughter should ever have to hear her grandfather make use of any kind of word that REMOTELY is associated with sex. :)