Friday, June 8, 2012

Happy Weekend and a Bonus Recipe

It's Friday!  Woo to the Hoo!

Our family's Friday was yesterday. After Marshall's t-ball game last night, and a stop at Walery's for pizza, we headed to Sunriver for a long weekend of fun.

Oh. Wait. The main reason we are here is for Eric to run a trail half-marathon on Sunday with his friend, Conrad. Right. We are here with a purpose. Eric gets to run 13.1 miles on a trail. At high elevation. He has a buddy to do it with. And, they are excited about it. It is fun for the two of them. (Oh, and, the race starts and finishes at some guitar place called Two Old Hippies. Yes, we do live in Oregon. Uhthankyou.)

 And, Conrad's wife, Kari, is one of my best friends. This situation works out fantabulously for me. (By the way - if you enjoy real, from the heart, honest blogs from women who love the Lord, Kari's blogpost from this morning is where it's at.

Things like donuts for breakfast are fun for the rest of us.

I hope all of you have a fantastic weekend. To make it a little yummier, here is one of my new fave recipes for Double Chocolate Cookies. Now, when you look at this recipe, please do not say "eww, yuck" just because it calls for ground coffee and chili powder. (Not that anyone would do this, in particular one of our neighbors . . . ahem). Because after you make them, and eat one warm, you will not say "eww, yuck." You will say "" (Again, not that this happened with anyone we know in real life - LOL).

Double Chocolate Cookies  (originally posted by my interweb friend, Jami Nato)
What you need:
1 stick of butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla

1/2 tsp ground coffee
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 egg
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup chocolate chips

What you do:
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
In KitchenAid, cream butter and sugars together. Add vanilla, coffee, chili powder, salt and soda. Mix on speed 2 until incorporated. Add egg and mix. Add cocoa powder and mix. Add flour and mix. Now stop using your KitchenAid. Add chocolate chips and mix with a wooden spoon. Place in heaping spoonfuls on cookie sheet. When I make them, the recipe yields 16 cookies perfectly. This allows for some amount of cookie-dough eating. (Not that I'm suggesting you eat the dough. Because you're not supposed to. You know. Raw eggs and salmonella and all. Psshh.)
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

Enjoy them warm. Magically.Delicious.


Amy East said...

I know. What kind of neighbor would ever say something like that. This neighbor, however, will vouch for the cookies. They. Are. Awesome! (Just like this blog).

Jocelyn said...

Seriously. What kind of neighbor? :) We love you guys! Just glad that, in the end, everyone liked them :) Thanks for the encouragement. Happy weekend to the Easts! And, hope you are feeling better!