Monday, December 20, 2010
Memory Monday: Cookie Monster
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Combine in bowl: ½ cup butter, ½ cup shortening, ¾ cup sugar.
Add: ¾ cup brown sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla, 2 eggs.
Then add: 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. salt, 2 ½ cups flour.
Stir in: 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Spoon onto cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes.
Maybe my cute sister Brianna can help me with the timeline on this story. I'm going to say early teenage years for me, and she's 3 1/2 years younger than me. So if I was 13, she'd be 9 ish. Beej, if you read this, maybe leave a comment if you remember.
My family often made little goodies to munch on. Lemon bars, Mississippi Mud bars, No-bake cookies, etc. And cookies. I love me some cookies. And now I'm getting all hungry thinking about cookies. They are a definite weakness of mine.
After devouring one (or most likely more than one) cookie, I had a bit of phlegm built up in my throat. Anyway, Beej and I were being dorks, and I was telling her how to make a loogie. It's like that scene from Titanic.
So, I was joking around, and was like, "Dude, what if I spit a loogie at you?" And she was like, "No way!" and started running off. So I grabbed her, did the whole Leonardo DiCaprio loogie-making moves, and had a humongous loogie in my mouth. Brianna goes, "Nooooo!" with her mouth all wide.
And I spit. And it landed right in her mouth.
I promise I wasn't aiming.
Of course she ran over to the sink and tried to clean her mouth out. I felt bad, but it was also really funny (well, to me, anyway). I've never been able to get that good of a loogie before or since. And I've never been able to spit very far at all, except for that one time. I attribute that to the cookie phlegm in my throat.
So there you have it. Fun with phlegm.
(Go to about 1:15 on this video to see how I normally spit. Not that I'm all out there practicing or something.)