Sunday Social

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If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Pasta.    I could eat it by the bucket.  My favorite is capellini pomodoro with grilled chicken.  But I’m down for pretty much whatever pasta is being served.  Except for like fettucini alfredo or something with seafood in it.  Seafood in my pasta?  No thanks.

What’s your guilty pleasure/comfort food?
Ice-cream of course.  I could have the crappiest day in the world and it can all go away once I get some ice-cream in my tummy.  I don’t know what it is, but ice-cream can fix everything.  Everything.

What’s the weirdest/craziest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Oh gosh, I have eaten some weird things in my day.  Turtle soup, alligator, eel, etc.  Just weird weird stuff.  I used to waitress at a Country Club and we had some amazing chefs that would prepare exotic dishes every once in a while.  And when I was a working girl (lol) we’d go to this historic hotel for client dinners every once in a while that had a super wild menu.  And I’d always get something nuts to try.  Just for fun.

What foods do you avoid at all costs?
Mustard.  Cole Slaw.  Cottage Cheese.  Sauerkraut.  I can pretty much tolerate most other foods, but these four things get me.  I can’t even stand the smell of mustard.  Oh, here’s some bright yellow liquid to smear all over your food.  Yummy.  NOT. 

What meal reminds you of your childhood?
Hands down chicken pot pie.  Every once in a while my mom will offer to make it for me and I never ever ever pass up the opportunity.  It’s so good.  Honestly, I can’t even remember what else my mom used to make us for dinner that was memorable (I’m pretty sure this isn’t going to offend my mom so relax), but that chicken pot pie?  Delicious.

Share one of your favorite recipes and the story behind it.
Ha! I don’t have any recipes of my own, much less any stories behind them.  I posted my Aunt Karen’s chocolate chip cookie recipe last year, so I guess I will share that.  There isn’t really a story behind it over than that she makes insane cookies.  Seriously.  They are amazing.

Aunt Karen’s Cookies:

  • 1 cup butter (let butter soften a few hours before starting the cookies.  Do not soften in the microwave).
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 12oz. chocolate chips

Directions: Cream together softened butter, sugar and brown sugar.  Add in eggs and vanilla.  Blend in blender 2 1/2 cups oatmeal (measure first and then blend until powdery).  Mix dry ingredients (flour, blended oatmeal, salt, baking soda, and baking powder) together.  Slowly add dry ingredients to the butter / sugar mixture.  Add chocolate chips.  Drop golf ball sized cookies onto ungreased cookie sheet & bake for 8 1/2 minutes @ 375 degrees.  The cookies will not look cooked.  Let cook on the sheet for a few minutes before removing.

A few tips:
-Do not use a mixer (hand or tabletop).  The cookies turn out way better when you mix by hand.
-Do not substitute the butter with margarine.
-Take cookies out after 8 1/2 minutes.  Do not be scared they look raw.

My suggestion for the rest of today would be to cancel all of your plans and bake these cookies ;).


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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. lisa

    Hand’s down, the Olive Garden’s capellini pomodoro is the best. Way better than any higher priced restaurant!

  2. Mom

    Nope, not offended at all. I’m happy there’s a meal that reminds you of your childhood.

  3. Hello Ramblings of a Suburban Mom…I’m the Rambling Southern Belle! Liked ya on FB…found you thru the Sunday Social!

    Ramblings of a Southern Belle

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