Friday, April 9, 2010

365 day 141 today gave me a headache (recipe inside!) | Calgary children's photographer

I have a cold. Granted it is not bad. It could be soooo much worse. The worst part of it? This killer headache. It makes it hard for me to funtion!
Today was my nephew day!!! YAY!!! So I had all 4 kids PLUS two teenagers (Dion's daughter is out for spring break and had a friend sleepover). Wow. It is almost 11 and I am DONE!

It was way too cold outside to get them out there playing. So I decided today would be a bake day! Now I love to bake. Love getting my kids to bake and thought this would be fun. And suprise it was! We made my very favorite best ever chocolate chip cookies. Totally awesome!

Now while I was scooping out the first ones onto the pan to go into the oven.... something happened. The 4 little kids were running amuck, playing with the two teens. They were having a great time.... but as parents we all know how these great play times ALWAYS end. My vote is always on Kade. If someone is going to hurt it is definitely going to be her.
And it was. While running to her big sister she fell backwards and smashed the back of her head on the coffee table. And wow did she cry! It was one of those cries that as a parent you know you get to your child. Some cries I ignore, some cries I snuggle... but this was the cry that your heart sinks. Tay brought her to me and I thought ok she looks ok - everything's good. Then she snuggled in to me and I felt the back of her head. Oh the bump that I felt. I ran directly to the garage to get Dion freaking out as a mom would...... and he felt it and freaked to. Which made me freak more and call the health link. Who told me to treat it at home and not to let her sleep for 6 hrs. Phew.
Then I was worried I needed to get her stitches..... but my wonderful friends again brought me to a calm place. She is now sleeping and I am SURE all is fine. I do not know why... but head wounds really get to me. I worry instantly... whereas if the bump was somewhere else I wouldn't.

And if you are still with me.... here's a reward.... the BEST chocolate chip recipe EVER. seriously. TRY it. I DARE you. I do not take credit for this recipe. I got it online somewhere years ago. And never make another recipe. It is THAT good.

What you need:

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2tsp salt

3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups choc chips (or more if you have a Dion in your house!!!)

*I melt the butter in the microwave just until it is soft
** I use pure vanilla extract - YUM
*** I use special dark choc chips. This recipe is just too good for semi sweet!!!
**** I need an AMEN for pampered chef here. Seriously.... it is the only thing I use to make cookies. You prob will decrease the cooking time I use.. I find it takes a few min longer. BUT so worth it... you won't believe how much better cookies taste baked on these things!!!

Heat oven to 350

Combine and mix first 3 ingredients.

In a separate bowl cream together the butter and sugars. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk.
Mix in the dry stuff. Add the chocolate chips. Scoop onto your baking pan using full tablespoons.
Bake for 17 min. (see above times may vary)

YUMM-O (as Rachel Ray would say!)

Kade and Keag SERIOUSLY fight for the messiest kid title. How come they can make it look so cute though!!!!! If I looked like this.... it would not make someone laugh and grab a camera!!!

This is a 100% crop. For fun. Because you can TOTALLY see me in his eyes. Starting to love my tammy again!

Kade's owie. all cleaned up and looking much better. Seriously... this girl is going to give us a run for our money. If someone is going to het hurt it will be her. She seems to get over one major owie and gets a brand new one. NOT including all the bruises that seem to be never ending! We are expecting broken bones in our future!!!

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm yummy! Those look really good. I'll have to try the recipe! And poor Kade...again!



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