It’s Memorial Day – Weekend and I must first salute my uncle and grandfather 🙂 I thank them for their service XOXO
Well, speaking of being thankful, at work, ‘the men’ decided to pull out some grills at the employee entrance to show off their BBQ skills – what a joy! For the rest of us, we followed through with bringing sides and/or desserts. What did I bring? Chocolate Chip Cookies 🙂
I must admit I am very disappointed at myself for not creating something theme related. It was a long day, but am glad I was still able to contribute. It was a wonderful time, bonding over food.
Well blog friends, I hate to cut this short, but I must run. Need to get to work and can’t chat long. I’ll post this whenever I can. Have a wonderful – wonderful weekend and be safe. 🍪
It’s 3am and I’m FINALLY HOME <sigh> Felt bad for not leaving a cookie recipe so here you go…
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
1 cp (2 sticks) soft butter
3/4 cp packed brown sugar
3/4 cp granulated sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp hot water
1 1/4 all-purpose flour
1 cup of oat flour
1 tsp salt
1 – 1/2 cp chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Mix first four ingredients
- Mix the following two items then add to cream mixture
- Stir in the remaining ingredients
- Scoop out little balls with spoon and place on cookie/baking sheet
- Place in fridge for 15 minuets
- Place cookie sheet in oven for about 10 minuets. (Pull out a couple minuets sooner depending on color or texture preference)
So I decided to get up and go to church, followed by treating myself to breakfast afterwards. I looked up some breakfast spots nearby and came across Biscuit Cafe in Las Vegas. Keep in mind I already researched this spot days ago…because that’s what I do. Remember, I always prefer to read the menu in advance.
I drove and drove wondering if the trip was wroth it. “Jeeze, how far is this spot?” I kept asking myself. Enjoying the breeze, music playing, all while giving head nods of acceptance to the other drivers. Parked, that was easy. The people seemed nice, very clean and no wait at all – great yet odd for a Sunday. Usually I have my posse or The Eagle, but this rodeo was done all alone. I walk inside. “OMG she’s here in Vegas,” a voice yells out. Little do they know, I’ve lived here for a while. I just travel a lot. The surroundings, typical booths and silver rounded back chairs pushed up at the tables, nothing fancy. I tried not to get distracted by the artificial cinnamon rolls at the front counter, but they caught my attention.
You know, sometimes it’s best to just get to the point. You know, is it good or not? No time for sites that talk you up and down and all around. Well Q, that’s what blogging is about… I guess. My issue isn’t so much the stretched out rambling, but that some blogs have the same language, the same set up. A story about their grandmother, which goes into a flashback as a child, something dramatic as an adult that gets tied around relationships or health then – BAM, the recipe! Well, no lie, I shall offer a few of those myself here and there because sometimes they’re fun, but with my time in-between, LETS MIX IT UP! (FYI these are all located in CA)
Getting To The Point #1 – Crumbs Bake Shop
Always dry, will never go back. However for some reason my best friend likes them. She’s a loser! Why are they popular? I have nothing else to say and refuse to post a photo (arms crossed).
Customer Service ***
Alright, I have another one for ya! The Eagle and I (the boyfriend) took a trip to try out this Pineapple Upside-Down Pancake. These trips aren’t always planned, for sometimes the people call upon us. Who are these people? You know, the people. The people reach out to us when in need of deciding where to eat. It’s what we do…and I enjoy it.
We pull up, seems the lot knew we were in the neighborhood – parking was easy. The Eagle steps out to adjust his sun-glasses. “BEEP” the car locks. “Head towards the green awning”, I yell out. We worked our way to the door, confirming its entrance.
It’s bright and pleasant inside, I smile with approval. The waitress guides us to our seat, seconds for waiting. I suddenly hear chatter, “I think it’s her?” I knew what they’re thinking. The sounds take me back to Jacks n Joe‘s.
I place the order – DISHES CRASH!!!
“She ordered it,” a young girl whispers.
“You think she’ll like it?” another questions.
The Eagle wasn’t so sure so we opted to share yet ordered potatoes and eggs with a biscuit on the side.
Guys I am so excited because I made cinnamon rolls today – YES! Are they the best you’ve ever seen? Probably not LOL but that’s ok. I’m still proud of my efforts 🙂
I wasn’t sure whose recipes to explore. I’m also those people who for whatever stubborn reason lacks the interest of following instructions and enjoys breaking away to do my own thing – don’t ask why (…probably why you didn’t love it). Also, The Eagle doesn’t really care for cream cheese so I changed the glaze as well.
I was nervous the entire time. Whenever I’m near bread/yeast, things go wrong LOL If you read the previous blog about biscuits then you should remember me mentioning I tend to over kneed or simply destroy the dough. OH – FYI, I’m going to practice biscuits sometime this week. Not only should you wish me luck, BUT also send out a bread prayer – just saying and thanks in advance!
I’m not posting the recipe either. Not because I don’t want to share, but because I’m still working on it for it’s a mixture of a few. Besides, it’s not 3 or 4 stars yet. The bread came out well, but I could have pulled it out of the oven few minuets sooner. It baked for 25-30 minuets at 350 degrees. I should have taken it out the first time I checked on them 20-25 minuets in. Luckily they were still soft.
For the icing I combined powered sugar, butter and VERY little cream cheese. He actually enjoyed it – Shocking!
Over all, we were pleased. They were yummy enough. I ate two back to back and a third an hour later. I was VERY proud of myself, but I know what’s great and I have ways to go, but that’s ok because I’m down for the ride. <eye wink>
Well, I just wanted to share. And if there’s something you too are working on, you have my support 🙂
YOU CAN DO IT!