Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Pete isn't home=

=I'm bored=I bake

but luckily I had the good sense to consult Cooking Light --and these are great!

Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 lg egg whites
3/4 cups chocolate chips
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine dry ingredients in a bowl
  • Combine sugar in butter in electric mixer on medium
  • Add vanilla and egg whites
  • Add flour, stir in chocolate chips
  • Drop by level tablespoons on greased cookie sheet, 2" apart
  • Bake for 10 minutes, until golden
Yield: 4 dozen

I AM occupying my time in SOME beneficial ways, though. The Hope Center is doing its annual Boxes of Hope drive, collecting shoe boxes (or bags) of toiletries and basic items for Lexington's homeless.

If you're a local reader and you've got the time, these can be dropped off at any local UPS store.

from their site:
Everyday, the Hope Center provides emergency shelter, food and clothing to homeless people, but it is much more than just a shelter. We are a comprehensive social service agency delivering a variety of programs to help people get off the street and stay off the street. We do that with the help of thousands of people in this community and beyond.


jenni said...

I have to admit - I was bored yesterday and baked - oatmeal raisin cookies..

Tammy said...

We weren't bored last night - but we made PB cookies with mini MM chips YUM. So guess we'll all be fat by Christmas... Better find a
5K in a hurry. I tried to find one in LA - but none on the dates we'll be there. Oh well.

Redhead Runner said...

I'm sorry you're bored. I'll be home soon. I can try and find everyone 5k's if they'll let me know where they are going (I know a couple of websites).

Hank <-- boring display name said...

Our cookies were definitely NOT from Cooking Light!

jenni said...

L ~ is Cooking Light the small Readers Digest sized mag that you had stacks of ?

Pete - We are going to near Temple, Texas 15-18 -- the only race I found was on the 16th Jingle Bell Run (or something like that) downtown Austin... 19-23 Abilene - and I didn't see anything there..
But those websites might come in handy for finding races here -- there's a runners club - but they are sponsored by the bastards that dogged my shoes.. *sniff sniff*