Archive for November, 2010
My first Thanksgiving with King Foodie was noteworthy to say the least! We were invited to Bill and Bonnie’s for a turkey day feast and Bonnie asked us to bring a side dish to serve fifteen. As a brand new wife, I assumed Bonnie asking “us” to bring a side, clearly meant me. “Ooh,” I thought to myself, noting my brand new kitchen stocked with pots, pans, knives, and the pink checkered apron monogrammed “Princess M” hanging near the pantry. I was so excited! This was going to be my first opportunity to cook!
Back tracking a bit… Remember my culinary history, or lack of it? Young adult Marney did not cook. It was not because I was not interested. It was just that whole shpiel, “I was a professional dancer, dancers don’t eat, I lived in apartments the size of a cubby hole with no kitchens…”
Today is King Foodie’s last day of work at the Fearrington. Honestly, it is a bit bittersweet. Joe has truly enjoyed working at the restaurant, and likely would have had a bright future in the culinary field. That is, if we were willing to wait until we were seventy. However, he is hanging up his chef’s jacket, and we are moving on to bigger and brighter things.
While rummaging through my mom’s recipe box, I came across a recipe, “The World’s Best Cookie.” Of course, my immediate reaction was, “I’ve got to make this for King Foodie!” Obviously, I had high hopes for this cookie, noting that it is the “world‘s best.” Mom mentioned that it was an interesting combo of ingredients using butter and oil, and I was excited about the addition of Rice Krispies. So, mom played her show tunes’ CD, and we indulged in this domestic, female, bonding activity sporting PJ’s and using a spatula for a microphone. Don’t worry readers, we did get the deed done. I’ve got to be honest though, these cookies look pretty average considering their noteworthy name, and yup, they taste average too. But hey, there’s nothing wrong with being “average,” especially if you are a cookie! I do recommend trying this recipe, as it makes a tasty, crunchy, nutty treat. However, I would change the name to, “The World’s Average Cookie.”