So I quickly whipped up a batch. (And then, since the power was still on, I decided to make dinner.)
Now, the last time I made chocolate chip cookies, I was also under a bit of pressure - you see, the movers were coming in the morning to pack up our apartment to go into storage on the other side of the country. The Lieutenant and I were packing up a few select things to come with us as we moved from Virginia to California for six weeks, then to Oklahoma for five months of training (for the Lt.), and then back to California again (at which point, we will be reunited with our stored household goods or, because everything in the military is referred to by an acronym, our HHG).
I was starting to pack up my kitchen, when I discovered a pound of butter in the fridge. Now, before you tell me that this was not the best use of my time (Mama...), I'd like you to just TRY to throw away a pound of butter and a package of chocolate chips. I defy you to do it. You can't! It's just unnatural.
Besides, it doesn't take long to make cookies if you have a KitchenAid. And mine was about to go into storage for seven months - we had to have a proper goodbye!
So powerful. And red.
I miss my KitchenAid.
I miss my KitchenAid.
Mmm... Now, because I'd been trying to use up my pantry before the move, I only had whole wheat flour left, so I just used that. Which means these were healthy chocolate chip cookies.
These stackable cooling racks were a wedding gift, and are brilliant. They, sadly, are also in storage.
Sukie and Jojo came over in honor of our last evening of living in the same city/on the same coast - we ate healthy cookies and drank beer (healthy too, I'm sure, in its own way) and played Settlers of Catan. Sukie also helped me pack three seasons' worth of clothes for two people into two suitcases. She's a marvel at fitting things into suitcases.
The next day, the movers swept through, ate some cookies, and packed our entire apartment up into boxes (that is, they packed everything except for what we'd already put into the car). You should've seen them. They were like packing ninjas.
For now, may I recommend making a batch of cookies? You'll be happy you did. Trust me.